Another rest day in the Tour, so a break from spinning for me! Time to fill you in on what else has been going on. And the truth is, not much! It's the end of term on Wednesday and I've been really busy trying to get everything done and dusted at school. What with that and spinning, the knitting seems to have been sat on the back burner recently. I have done a few rows of the crochet ripple blanket that I'm making for our friends in Germany. Their first grandchild is due in early August, so this will be a priority as soon as the holidays start. I am planning on 6 repeats plus a border.
The garden is still looking wonderful, despite the rather stormy weather we've been experiencing over the past few days. The Echinacea is in bloom looking rather elegant. Also our hydrangeas are covered in flowers this year.
I received my first club yarn from the Knitspot Purple Passion club - it's a laceweight cotton yarn, entirely natural and purple. I had no idea that cotton grew in that colour - apparently it's very rare. I look forward to knitting with it over the summer.
Back to spinning tomorrow - I've finished the spinning and have three bobbins ready for plying! And I have the treat of Fibre East to look forward to at the weekend. I'm going with Snoopydog, it's going to be fun! xxx
I am so close to finishing my braid of BFL - only a couple of lengths to go. Then the plying fun can begin! I have a couple of patterns bubbling away in the back of my mind. I'll just have to wait and see how the finished yarn turns out! Call back soon to see! xxx
I managed to fit in a little more spinning today and am enjoying the colour changes in this yarn. I am hoping for a bumper spinning weekend; you never know, I might even get all the fibre spun up. I am very curious to see how it looks once it's plied. xxx
A minuscule amount of spinning today, I'm afraid. I've been busy writing a big report for school and finally got it submitted late today, breathing a huge sigh of relief and ticking it off my 'must do before the end of term' list! I should have more 'me' time tomorrrow. xxx
Back to the spinning today with a huge smile on my face. I discovered that I have won a prize in the Ravelry group that I am spinning with - Briar Rose Fibers. A whopping great $40 certificate for fibre or yarn from Briar Rose Fibers. What to choose? In the meantime, my second bobbin is starting to fill up with more of the same! xxx
Hello there! Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm a happily married primary school teacher living in the heart of Norfolk in England. I was an avid knitter in my teens and early twenties, and all I wanted to do was have my own yarn shop! I re-discovered the delights of knitting and crochet at the end of 2007, and haven't looked back since! When I'm not knitting, I enjoy reading, listening to and playing music, cooking and pottering about in the garden. I got a spinning wheel at the end of 2009, and am learning to spin. I spend far too much money buying beautiful hand-dyed yarn, and in my next life, I'm definitely coming back as a centipede so that I can wear lots of pairs of socks at the same time!!! I love to hear from you, so please leave me a message, and then I can come and visit your blog too!