my haunui fibre purchased from heavenlywools.co.nz came today!!😁… I just love the colours and the fibres are fairyfloss soft!😍..
I’m going to get the wheel set up and have a quick spin tonight.. this fibre is a new spin for me and so far I love the feel of it! 😍..
The left braid is 23.7micron in the colourway Bollywood dyed on a charcoal base..the other is 26 micron in the colourway Cindis dyed on dark moorit base..
I spun and plyed this yarn yesterday..it’s gold orange/red and brown dyed finnxcorriedale/romney fleece.. I’m pretty happy with how squishy it is.. It’s 185grams, 123 meters 7wpi so it’s chunky.
I’ve been wanting one for ages!.. I purchased the spindle and two braids of merino/bamboo top from catandsparrow fibres. Cat had a post bendigo sale and I couldn’t resist this package deal..
Now I just need to YouTube a few videos because in the 13 years I’ve been spinning I’ve never spindle spun..😂
Finally I have daylight and time to post a pic of my first finished yarn for TDF 2018. Heres Lucinda.. she measures 220.5meters, 12 to 13 wpi, weighs 90grams.
I 2plyed from 2 bobbins, one bobbin still has some single leftovers on it so I’ll add that in the next braid of this same fibre colourway that I spin, but I’m going to prep the next one different before spinning it.
I spun up one bobbin yesterday and tonight I’ve finished spinning the second..This is the first bobbin. Tomorrow after work I’ll ply them.
More pics soon!
Day One.. deciding which of my fibres to spin first..and we have a winner..
Polwarth / Pearl 75/25..
Ready, Set, Go!🐑🚴♂️
This is one bag of Finn x Corridale/Romney fleece that I was prepping for Tour de Fleece, but I decided to spin it up yesterday as a test run.. It spun up so soft and squishy..
I’ve put the rest of my fleece away as I can’t trust myself not to spin it before the Tour starts..
So tonight instead of continuing on my crochet wave blanket I’ve started on another blanket that Im making with leftover assorted pink and purple yarns.. pics soon.
Let the fibre prep begin!😁…it’s too cold to sit outside today and make rolags so inside it is!..getting these ready for #tourdefleece this year that starts July7th. I’ve joined team #kathysfibres on Ravelry because all my stash at the moment is from her..actually most of my yarns I make are.
The fibres consist of white sparkle, finn fleece x a finn x corriedale /romney fleece, some banana silk threads and I’m contemplating mixing in some alpaca I have too..
If I don’t make rolags I might make batts instead?
I just finished knitting this beanie for me to wear to the local beanie festival in July.
I’ve made it with my leftover handspun yarns and just made the pattern up as I went along.
You can wear it as a slouchy beanie or a rolled brim beanie.
Here’s my pattern but you can change how you do the stripes if you want.
My handspun is DK/8ply in thickness.
cast on 92sts with a cable cast on..
using size 4.5mm circ needle
knit rim in k1, p1 for 4.5 inches
change to 5mm circ needles knit pattern as follows
1. pink knit 3 rows
2. grey knit 4 rows
3. pink knit 3 rows
4. grey knit 2 rows
5. pink knit 1 row
6. grey knit 1 row
7. pink knit 2 rows
8. grey knit 3 rows
9. pink knit 1 row
10. grey knit 1 row
11. pink knit 1 row
12. grey knit 1 row
13. pink knit 1 row
1. grey knit 3 rows
2. pink knit 3 rows
3. grey knit 2 rows
4. pink knit 1 row
5. grey knit 1 row
6. pink knit 2 rows
7. grey knit 3 rows
8. pink knit 1 row
9. grey knit 1 row
10. pink knit 1 row
11. grey knit 1 row
12. pink knit 1 row
start decrease rounds
change to grey yarn
k2 ,knit 2tog.. for 1 row
then knit 2 rows
69 sts remain
change to pink yarn
k1,knit 2tog .. for 1 row
then knit 2 rows
46 sts remain
still in pink yarn (I changed to double pointed needles now)
k2tog for 1 row
23 sts remain.. cut yarn and thread through remaining sts.
beanie completed 👍😊
choose any yarn colours you like..I used pink merino and grey alpaca..
The alpaca I held two strands together when knitting because when I spun this yarn it was more of a fingering weight than a DK weight like the pink merino is.
come to my Instagram @spinning_scribbles to see me in it!😉
I managed one row on my crochet blanket last night.. and casted on a beanie for me… I’m feeling much better than I was 3 days ago. 😊💛
ugggh I’ve come down with a cold and it started just before this Finke long weekend here in the Territory, which is a total bummer as I’ve spent the past two days mostly asleep in bed!
I knitted a beanie from my handspun yarns..its grey alpaca fleece and dyed black merino top.
I gifted it to one of the butchers I work with as it’s his first Finke race that he’s going too as he’s from New Zealand..
He loves it but I only have a pic of me wearing it for you..
just a basic 3×1 rib beanie..
I’ve started on another beanie with some of this leftover grey alpaca handspun and some dyed pink handspun merino to make a hat for me that I’ll wear when I’m at the Beanie festival in July..
To all my Facebook friends I permanently set the account for deletion as I hardly use it anymore.
I’m mainly on Instagram or popping on here…ok bye!
read about the scarf festival here
“At the National Wool Museum, you will discover why fleece from Australia’s sheep was at the heart of our economy for nearly 200 years.
Since the arrival of sheep with the First Fleet in 1788, the wool industry has dominated our economy, our agriculture and our reputation as a quality wool-growing nation throughout the world.
Geelong is a city synonymous with wool and the wool industry – sheep farming began here in 1835 and the first of many woollen mills opened here in 1868. For many years the city was known as the ‘wool centre of the world’.
Two hundred years later, in 1988, the National Wool Museum was established as Australia’s only comprehensive museum of wool.”
my handspun handknit corriedale and Romney scarf gifted to a friend.