I had a go at arty farty spinning last year - I spun some uncarded handdyed mohair (bought from Maylin at Wonderwool Wales last year) very loosely and chunkily and then plyed it with some silk thread. This needed knitting into something. I put it with some homespun Jacob fleece and made a moebius cowl a la Cat Bordhi (very loosely following her free pattern). I ran out of yarn before I finished it but used up some scraps of colinette from stash. I'm pleased with the result and it was just in time to keep my neck warm in the (paltry amount of) snow we've had. O dear: look at that saggy chin. Age strikes, everything is on the way DOWN!
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Just a quickie flit in and out - I haven't abandoned you, dear blog...
Lookee what I finished, FINALLY! I've had a bad case of second glove syndrome and just had two fingers (was I trying to give myself a message here?) and one thumb to complete on Karen's KAL gloves. So they sat around for an entire year in hibernation. The middle finger of the right glove has 'tb 07' on it. Yup, I started them in 2007! This situation could not be allowed to go on.
It only took a couple of evenings to finish and sew in the ends. So, what took me so long?
Also, I bought a drum carder, second hand today. I haven't yet collected it from a farm near Crediton as the roads have been a tad treacherous, but it's a David Barnett carder and cost £150 - is this a bargain? Saved £50 on an Ashford carder anyway. And then I can tackle all that fleece I've got sitting about.