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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A Red Dilemma and a FO

I use to love red but nowadays I have difficulty with this colour. As an autistic person I find colour a sensory stimulant so as I’ve mentioned before colour is very important to me, like it is too many of you. Just in the last few months I’ve come to realize this aversion to red which I find rather strange as I don’t believe it’s happened before.

However, I cannot get enough of blues, greens and aqua. I’m hungry for them! Add a little pink and lavender and I go into dream mode.

Yesterday I warped my loom with these wonderful colours. In reality they are more bluey than depicted here…

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Pure yummyness πŸ™‚

I had just removed a scarf the day before. This scarf took me an age to do because I felt put off by the redness of it. It is to be a Christmas pressie.

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I’m currently spinning a merino and silk blend in natural white. It’s very slubby though and not in a pleasing way. Perhaps it’s my lack of skill.

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A little crochet has also happening but I’ll wait til it’s finished before I show it again.

Thanks for dropping by πŸ™‚

Handspun goodies

Hello!

I promised pictures of my latest handspun yarn in my previous post and here they are below this text. I’ve just addedΒ  the total number of metres of plied yarn completed in the last eleven days… 2032.60 ! That’s 4064+ metres of singles…. over 2.5 miles. Wowsers!

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