Category Archives: spinning

I love Kizzie

I was sitting, reading my book, when Kizzie wandered over and did that thing. She reached and pressed her head onto my chest. A big hug. A melt in the heart moment. I leaned towards her to nuzzle and inhaled … Continue reading

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Brain fart

Halfway through plying two large bobbins I realised I had my wheel on the largest ratio!!! Duh. Huge sigh. Rude word. Had I switched to the smaller whorl, it would have been half the work. 400 metres of Shetland, 140 … Continue reading

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January-itus

And now I have February-itus! Low oppressive grey sky is just so uninspiring. I have watched more tv over the last five weeks than I did the whole of last year. Even the hooligans are fed up. I have made … Continue reading

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Goodbye to Bliss

I am back to having three spinning wheels, the beautiful Bliss went to a new home. Not because I didn’t like it, l loved it, but..I ran out of space and had to keep moving it to reach stuff. It … Continue reading

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Finished one hank, started another

Merino, 100gms, 260 metres, 2 ply. Fibres put through drum carder (x2)to make batts (2), didn’t like spinning from the batt, so put it on the blending board and pulled off 20 rolags. This spun up ok, but the colours … Continue reading

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Combed top

Wahoo! I washed the fleece, I combed it and I DIZZED all by myself. Very pleased with myself, just need to do the rest…..

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Ply day

I needed bobbins so plied everything I had spun.  The four small hanks were plied from a centre pull ball. Left overs from plying full bobbins.  I decided I needed something a bit brighter so made some batts using the … Continue reading

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Plied

Mostly Merino, rolags made on the blending board. 125gms 360 metres. Spun on the Kromski Fantasia.

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Eek!

When I ordered it, I was told it would take weeks. It came in 6 days! I appear to have acquired two spinning wheels this week. Guilty face on. 

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One out, one in

On Sunday I said goodbye to the Lendrum spinning wheel that I had wanted so much. I hope that it is happy in its new home and gets lots of use. On Monday morning an ad appeared on the Ravelry … Continue reading

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