Well !! both Kath and I thank you so very much for your kind words and good wishes. It's bit nerve racking to sell things you have made and then when they have sold you then worry if the person will like it !! I am sure we will learn a lot along the way too !!
So after a very good start I thought I had better dye some more stuff up and if it ain't pinned down its in the pot !!
I am now trying to do repeats and this first one is the one I am coveting the most. I love it and have dyed 200gms of it and may keep one back.
Its called Tân Gwyllt which means Wild Fire and it a lush baby alpaca in shades of reds, oranges, browns and plum.I so want this colour to spin lace weight for a shawl as I love its fieriness
A few folks have asked if we would do some sock yarns so here is Tân Gwyllt in a really soft super wash Shetland. I wish I had bought more of this dis-continued yarn from Scotland when I had a chance as it is just so soft and has a great sheen too.
Here is just one more that I have tried to repeat which I have called Siwgr Plwm as this is what my dad used to call me. The spelling is not grammatically correct for all you purists out there :)but the Welsh word 'Eirinen' meaning plum, doesn't sound right and besides it wasn't what he called me :)
All of this excitement has taken its toll on me this week coupled with other things and I felt really washed out and a bit blue this morning so it was a wonderful surprise when this arrived from our lovely friends.
Amber and Bob you really shouldn't have. I really love it and have never had any of Posh's cobweb lace weight before, so lovely, the colour is perfect too but really you are so naughty ;but many , many thanks.I will have to get the perfect pattern for it as it has great yardage and I can make a large shawl :)
Part of the reason I am wiped out is that I have been doing a weaving course and what we are being taught is called Rep Weaving which I had never heard of before and doubt I will ever want to do again either LOL. Its a type of weaving were the warp is the main factor and the warping has been a flippin nightmare for someone who is mathematically challenged like myself,plus back breaking too bending over the warping frame. How on earth I ever worked in a bank for a while goodness knows . Still its done now and and on Saturday I will get it finished and post a pic of it , not my style at all but I have learnt a lot apart from counting !!
So all in all not much on the knitting front but I have been doing some mindless spinning using some of my dyed rovings and here is a colour combo I like and will repeat I think .
Oh and I came home yesterday with yet more fleece , a HUGE Wensleydale and a lovely Moorit Shetland which are now soaking in a tub which is what I am going to do next ........but not with them ;)