I was amazed when I put all the yarns I had spun since the beginning of August together and this is not all of them as I have spun at least two items which have been gifted.One was the bamboo scarf and the other was a lovely soft suri alpaca shawl which I think I only took one photo of and posted on Rav but never put in a project !! before giving to a friend. I will have to make another of those as it was the softest yarn ever and the pattern was a quick easy one from Spin Off.
These are all the dyed ones . Some are laceweight with over 400 yds , some will be for socks and some for cowls,
My alpaca fleece collection . I have done another two skeins of brown since I took this photo. Most of these were small amounts of fleece which I had collected for some time and hadn't spun but seeing as I now have quite a lot of alpaca fleece to spin up I thought these would be ideal for small knits for Christmas.
My project spinning
The brown is Corriedale fleece which I bought at Wonderwool Wales this year and the white is tops of silk/merino which I bought last year at Woolfest !! They are really big 200gm hanks. Another plus on this wheel as the bobbins hold 100gms
Chunky spun Shetland shearling destined for a manly cowl and the lush, lush kiddie mohair from Cecillia's Katia. Looking forward to going back to this fleece again at some point. That's another reason I love fleece; get a really good one and its like visiting an old friend when you go back to do some more.
Did I tell you I love this fleece ? see the shine ? Go on,have a closer look...
Of course I have been spinning more this week. I did that yummy batt which was fun to spin and it will make gorgeous scarf, perhaps one of Anne Hansons's little beauties. That means I will have to get my needles out !! But I want to spin, I must spin , I can't cope a day without spinning !! ? My goal is one full bobbin which I can do most evenings.
I need more hours in the day; how can this be done ? Well the essentials of life are warmth and food so if I cut out the cleaning and the ironing mmmmmmm Also here I am again at 3 am wide awake perhaps I can go for a little spin ? Who knows I might fall asleep on the wheel !!
Bye for now and Nos Da or is it Bore Da ?