Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
I then dyed the yarn green as there was WAY too much of the white stuff around us !!!!(We had the worst snow in living memory up here in December and it played havoc with our lives.Plenty of pretty pictures but many folks had burst pipes and broken gutters etc So glad it has finally melted and lets hope the rest of the winter is mild)
Last year thanks to Amanda Hanniford's lesson on longdraw I have perfected my longdraw and this year I want to produce more woollen spun yarns and I want to use fleece.I so want to get down to using more of my fleece.I have been spinning fleece mainly over the last few months to make Christmas gifts but I want to make garments and have a couple of fleece in mind for them.I know prepping fleece is the big time consumer but there is no denying you get a far superior yarn than any roving/top will ever give you. So that is this years challenge ,but saying that on the knitting front I desperately need to knit up some of my handspun yarns;I have enough already to make three garments but as yet not found the right pattern.