This is going to be a particularly picture heavy post but I’ve been such a lazy blogger I have a lot to catch up with. I don’t really know why so many weeks went past since my last post, actually I kinda do.. I just didn’t have the words. A busy, busy brain makes it hard sometimes to get things in any kind of coherent order.
I’m gonna start with the most exciting ones, I was lucky enough to be one of the 3 who’s names were picked out of the hat to win a prize at the end of the Saori weave-a-long and it arrived from the US this week. And wow, what a gorgeous prize package. Some beautifully coloured fibre, gorgeous dyed locks, some sparkle thread for plying, some silver angelina and some really, really pretty handspun:
As soon as I opened the box I knew that lovely handspun would go perfectly with a skien of mine. And see they already look like perfect, complimentary partners. Thank you so much for a wonderful prize package tighe/sue, I adore it:
I haven’t done as much spinning lately because I went a little nuts with the raw fleece and managed to injure my hand using a salad spinner to spin water out of washed fleece on a marathon fleece washing session (and I’ve still got LOTS to do). My hand is much better now, but if I spin for too long it starts to stiffen up a little, so I’m resting it ready for the tour de fleece which starts on 29th of June. Its my first time taking part in all this so right now I don’t really have much of a clue what goals I need to set for myself, but there’s still plenty of time for that, right?
With spinning restricted I’ve been making batts ready for the TdF to start… Strawberry fields:
I also have some handspun mitts to show, these are made with some deliciously soft corespun I made a few weeks ago and turned out perfectly. And, believe it or not it was still cold enough at the end of May when I finished them to actually wear them a few times. I’m hoping that the last couple of weeks of nice weather are a sign of an actual summer to come this year, but knowing our weather, its doubtful.
And finally a skein of art yarn which was going to have a much nicer name till my darling husband tried to compliment it and said ‘it looks like you made it from budgies.’ I’ve tried telling him maybe he needs to just stop at ‘that’s ace’ or ‘I like that’ but oh well the name kinda stuck so made from budgies it is: