A yarny update

Hello lovely followers and visitors πŸ‘‹

I continue with crafty business and today I bring you a few pictures.

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Your memory is probably heaps better than mine but if you are like me then this next image is a reminder of what it looked like when I first brought this yummy fibre home from StitchFest… bottom middle left…

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It’s an alpaca/merino/silk blend from Fleece Witch. It was very slightly felted in places which caused my fingers and thumbs to strain a bit; something that I try to avoid due to arthritis. It’s a beautiful yarn and I’m very pleased with it. From 100 grams I managed to spin a plied yarn of 515.80 metres with about 18 wraps per inch. I think I shall use it as a weft yarn to weave a shawl.

Currently on the wheel I am spinning baby alpaca (bottom left in photo above). It is sheer bliss to spin. I have 200 grams of it, enough I hope to knit or crochet or weave a shawl.

I’m surprised I’m still spinning so much. I’m a ‘seasonal’ artist/crafter so usually I would have moved on to something else by now. Maybe it’s because I’m also weaving, crocheting and knitting a bit which is keeping my spinning drive going.

Yesterday I knitted a couple of Bekki’s Christmas sacks from her newly released pattern book. I haven’t knitted in fair-isle or intarsia for years so I’m very pleased my brain is now able to engage with a pattern. The two patterns I’ve followed this far are well written and easy to follow.

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I plan to knit more 😁 πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ’•πŸ‘πŸ˜€ Aren’t they cute?

If you are interested you can find out more atΒ https://thedartmooryarncompany.com/?s=Pattern

I think that’s all for now.

Sending love and wishing you all a happy day/ evening/night wherever you are in the world

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Author: yarnandpencil

I'm a Christian on the autistic spectrum blogging about life and my art/craft practice.

23 thoughts on “A yarny update”

        1. I’m not sure at the moment. I haven’t knitted for a few months so I am just enjoying the process at the moment. I think I’ll either hang them on our tree or hang them like a garland…depends on how many I make. Also I might make one or two in a heavier weight yarn so that are large enough to put a gift in. Ooh, I think the Christmas πŸŽ„ spirit has arrived πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

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    1. I’ve washed it now and it’s even softer. Thank you 😊. I’m loving the Santa Sacks. Each one takes about an hour depending on the pattern. Tomorrow I’m planning on knitting another of my hands and worst are ok πŸ‘Œ xx

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