back on my wheel…

I’ve been hideously sick for a while. One of my workmates came down with something, then gave (coughed all over) it to me and in the same day I managed to give it to 5 other work mates!

Some were hospitalised luckily I wasn’t although I did think I was going to die!!

I was bed bound for 3 days and now almost 3 weeks later we are all still getting over it. I can’t believe I only missed one day of work in that time! ..I must be tough or crazy!

So now I’m hoping this annoying lingering chest cough goes away and life will be better!

I’ve managed to get back to my gym routine and feel like spinning again.

I started spinning the singles for this 2ply handspun just before I got sick, and now it’s finally finished.

I’ve made it with the same fibres I used for the coil art yarn I showed in my last post.

I have one more full bobbin of these fibres as singles and I’ll ply them with another fibre that I’ll start spinning tomorrow…

chat soon xx

under the sea..

Just having fun and making more art yarn style yarns this Easter..

I watched Aquaman for the first time this weekend.. The colours in the movie really inspired me to dig in the stash and make some shell shaped spirals.. Im loving them, might make some more!

2ply vs Coils

so which one do you like best?.. πŸ˜πŸ‘Œ…I was thinking of knitting a beanie band with the two ply and then the main hat part with the coilsπŸ€”… or I’m going to sell both skeins together at the local beanie fest in June as they are spun from the same 2 original dyed Ramboulliet braids that I bought from the shepherd’s hut

If I had to choose… well… I personally love them bothπŸ‘πŸ˜‰

coils are my new jam!

Oh My Goodness!!.. I think art yarn style yarns are definitely going to be my new style for 2019!..

This is sad considering I’ve been spinning now for at least 14years and always stuck with making standard 2 or 3 ply yarns as that’s what most people seemed to knit with and selling my handspun yarns helps my hobby and allows me to buy more fibres to spin then sell…

I’ve realised today by doing this I’m killing my creative side and so now I’m going to spin and make yarns that I want to make..If they sell that’s great if not I’m not going to worry about it because I can afford to buy fibres to spin it’s not like I can’t and selling them is just an extra bonus..

So today is the day that I finally break free from my own creative chains and head off in a new direction doing what I want and how I want..

Well done Me! πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

“sunshine daisies, butter mellow”…

turn these fibres into…..πŸ§™β€β™€οΈπŸ’₯⚑⚘

Last night I spun up my leftover sunshine mellow rambouillet fibre that I used in the mini skeins.

I’ve decided Im going to ply it with with another braid of Ramboulliet named red leaves that I also purchased from @cjpfibres…its so easy to spin this fibre..I think it might be my favourite fibre for 2019!.. 😊 More pics soon!

mini handspun skeins

what do you think of my mini skeins of assorted colour fibres? the fibres in these are from.. @cjfibres and @heavelywools … these are test skeins just to see if I liked the colours together.. I still have plenty of the original braids left and might spin them with something else or on their own..

I’m currently spinning a braid of assorted colours and hopefully turn it into some groovy art yarn coils.. fingers crossed they turn out ok…pics soon

My sunflowers are all out in bloom now.. I’m planning to plant a whole fenced row of them later by the middle of spring (that will be October/November) so then hopefully by Summer at Christmas time they’ll be in bloom again..

Nells Garden

My last yarn for Spring…

It’s 100%Corriedale and 100%Finn..spun as singles and then plied together..A photo of the corridale fibre I used is posted few posts back…Now to soak and set the twist and later tonight Ill start spinning up something new…I’m digging in the stash for Autumn colours.πŸ‚πŸƒπŸŒ

there’s so much lanolin in this yarn!

These two skeins are from merino fleece mixed with baby Alpaca, baby Camel, Super fine merino and silk. My last post shows a pic of the singles on the bobbins.

You can see how dirty that fleece colour looks compared to how lovely and grey and clean it looks now. That fleece was a beautiful coated fleece so I think most of that creamy colour must be from the lanolin in it.

I’ve soaked it and even now you get that lanolin feel on your hands. It’s not a sticky horrible feel it’s a really soft like you’ve lightly touched skin cream feeling? Its hard for me to describe but this feels amazing soft and has zero itch near my skin..

So I had to take a pic of them near my chili plants (no chili’s yet but lots of flowers) and my 4 sunflower seedlings that are going strong!.

I’m going to plant them out in the garden bed on the weekend. I’m planning my next fibres to spin and once I’ve decided what type of yarn I’m going to make I’ll get cracking on that..

Chat soon xx

Eddie’s yarn

My first yarn for 2019! I really want to keep this yarn but I plan on giving it away as a surprise gift tomorrow to my workmate who wants to knit some woolies for her first grandchild who just happened to be born in December on my birthday!…hes obviously going to be an awesome person like me!..wink wink..

2ply 200g, 246 meters, 11wpi/DK, merino bamboo & shetland fibres.

time to ply!

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!