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.
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!
Tonight Ive been skeining up my BFL blend handspun yarns. There’s a total of 442 meters all up with these two skeins 😉..
I’m going to be plying these for the rest of the night..hoping to get two skeins worth from these bobbins 😊
well here’s my finished handspun yarn made with the polwarth and faux cashmere rolags.
I’ve been busy spinning, eating chocolate and enjoying our beautiful autumn weather..😊🇦🇺
More finished yarn pics coming soon 👌
this is some leftover polwarth/faux cashmere plyed with some bfl/tussah silk
this is my current spin it’s bfl/ tussah silk with bfl/ nylon
I bought these awesome fibres from a Aussie fibre artist who unfortunately is closing her online business..
I bought 200g of corriedale /silk top and 200g of BFL /super bright trilobal nylon.. the corriedale is from an Aussie bale project and both have the true smell of the sheep that they came from.. They are so soft and I just love them.
Maybe I should have bought more because I did get them for 40% off the sale price!.. #win!
I made these rolags back in January and finally started spinning them yesterday.
…arnt they the best!!
I went to our local markets this morning and I didn’t come home empty handed.
I was only going for a coffee and a lamington but I walked past a ladies stall and she was selling Australian indigenous artists paintings on canvas and they were all signed with the artists names and stories on the back and where the artists live.
They were so beautiful that I decided on two pieces of works from 2 different ladies.
Then I walked on past the local honey makers and couldn’t resist the tiny beeswax candles nor the honey varieties so after a couple of tastes I bought the one I liked the best.
I’m going to burn this candle tonight. I then got totally side tracked on my way into another shop by a lady who had a stall full of scrappy journals!!!
My heart was so happy when I seen them!.. but not so happy with the prices!… eeeeeek!!!
Then I had a inspired moment and asked the lady to do a personal journal for me!.. I gave her my two beautiful painted canvases and asked her to use them as the covers and can she make the journal with a tarot inspired art and colours feel!.. she was so excited to do it for me and I’m going to give her some of my spare tarot cards and send her some images to inspire her as to what types of colours I’d like in it.. I can’t wait to see it… Im so happy right now!
Ok tonight I will get my wheel out and spin so the next post I can show you the polwarth rolags as a yarn. They have been patiently waiting for close to a month I’m sure to be spun!.