My work takes up so much of my day and then going to gym afterwards doesn’t leave much time in the evenings to do everything I want so spinning hasn’t been a priority lately.
I’ve been using most of my spare time practicing on my uke but this month I want to get back to spinning up this merino fleece that I started spinning in January and then start on some new spins.
It was Imbolc yesterday or the first day of Spring in the Celtic calendar but here in Australia its our last month of Summer and its getting stormy outside so I’m hoping it rains and I wont have to water my garden.
I planted some sunflower seeds last weekend and they have sprouted and grown so much in a week! I wonder if they’ll keep growing through Autumn? I hope so. I’ll transplant them out of this pot and into the garden bed soon as these ones are the giant variety.
Ok I’m off to enjoy my day, have a great Saturday xx
Yummy corriedale from @craftycatknittybits …
…oh yeh and I’m glad I did!!..
I bought these at the start of December with my Birthday money as early Christmas presents to me! They arrived today all the way from “sunny” England..
I bought them on Etsy from the lovely Caroline of The Shepherds Hut UK.. on Instagram she’s @cjpfibres
I have to say this isn’t the first time I’ve bought from Caroline and wont be the last!.. love them all so much!
Sunshine Mellow – Rambouillet, Cabbage Patch – BFL, Acorn Yellow – Finnish, Red Leaves – Rambouillet, Lemon & Lime – Superwash Merino/Nylon
I spun up these blue green fibres over the weekend. The blue is called Lightening – its 70% merino and 30% bamboo from Cat and Sparrow fibres, the green is called Green Jersey its 100% Shetland from The Shepherds Hut.
I’m making this yarn for a friend at work. I’m hoping it doesn’t have the barber pole effect too much when I ply it.
I also noticed on my Instagram last night that the first yarn I finished on January 1st 2018 was also made with blue and green fibres!
I’ve turned into the type of spinner that buys all these gorgeous fibres and then doesn’t have enough time on the weekend to ACTUALLY spin them!..
So no more wasting most of my weekend on Instagram..because I spend a heck of a lot of time looking at spinning, knitting, crochet, weaving etc that other fibre artists out there post.
So what did I buy… I bought some gorgeous handdyed fibres from The Shepherds Hut ..some are shetland and some are merino/bamboo..
Love em..now to spin them!
I’ve dug through my stash and decided tonight I’ll start spinning up these two braids of NZ Merino that I bought on Etsy from Heavenlywools.co.nz ..I think they’ll look good when plyed together..
this yarn was spun with my catandsparrow fibre club rolags some finnx fleece from kathys fibres and merino I dyed…
next up I’ve bought more fibre from New Zealand from the lovely Heavenly Wools…I’ll post the fibre breeds and names when I spin them.. Have a great Sunday!✌💛
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.
finished my 3rd yarn today (the one in the middle) that I want to sell at the Beanie festival in July… I’m thinking of knitting a beanie now for the festival… I have more assorted fibres I can spin into yarn and I might knit a scrappy beanie made with them. 😉
this is 50/50 merino bamboo plyed with merino.. plying and soaking the 3rd and last skein tonight..then I’ll post pics of the 3 fibres used and all 3 yarns together..
slack me forgetting to update my little blog as usual.. but if you want to see my handspun yarns don’t forget to pop over to my Instagram page it’s spinning_scribbles on there too..👌😊
this is 70/30 merino silk blend with 50/50 merino bamboo
this one I’m plying up today is 70/30 merino silk with 100% merino..seeya soon!
I’m going to be plying these for the rest of the night..hoping to get two skeins worth from these bobbins 😊