Category Archives: work in progress
I have been knitting some scarves, just to reacquaint myself with the machine. I rediscovered knitting on the bias – it’s wonderful when you do it on purpose. See the shaped edges on the ends of the scarves, no shaping … Continue reading
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
Wahoo! I washed the fleece, I combed it and I DIZZED all by myself. Very pleased with myself, just need to do the rest…..
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
Mostly Merino, rolags made on the blending board. 125gms 360 metres. Spun on the Kromski Fantasia.
Starting on July 2nd, it is my intention to join the tour de fleece. This means I should spin for at least 15 minutes every day that the race is run. I have some purchased chains of dyed fibre that … Continue reading
Oh no, all my bobbins got full. I had to be brave and do some plying. These were ‘Navaho’ or chain plied, not very well, but learning is something that has to be done. The humbug is BFL, one of … Continue reading
Little Victoria is a fold up and go spinning wheel. Eventually I will have the official carry bag but in the meantime I thought she deserved a tote of her own. This way we can go out in the rain. … Continue reading
I made rolags using my Wingham Woolworks blending board and mixed wool tops with a little silk for texture and shine. I sort of put the same amount of fibre into four baskets, then put one basketful onto the board … Continue reading