Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Tour de Fleece Day 16

I have three lovely plump bobbins of singles, and plying has begun. The light was too bad for photos this evening, so you'll have to make do with a 'before' photo. Yarn tomorrow, I promise! xxx

Tour de Fleece 2014 Day  16(1)

Monday, 21 July 2014

Tour de Fleece Rest Day 2

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. 

crochet ripple for Julia and Henrik WIP (2)

crochet ripple for Julia and Henrik WIP (1)

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.

summer blooms July 2014 (1)

summer blooms July 2014 (6)

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.

Purple Passion yarn July on purple (1)

Purple Passion yarn July (3)

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

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Tour de Fleece Day 15

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

Tour de Fleece 2014 Day 15(1)

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Tour de Fleece Day 14

Two bobbins done, one to go!

Tour de Fleece 2014 day 14 (5)

Of course I was able to rely on Florence for quality control! More tomorrow, I hope! xxx

Tour de Fleece 2014 day 14 (3)

Friday, 18 July 2014

Tour de Fleece Day 13

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

Tour de Fleece 2014 Day 13

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Tour de Fleece Day 12

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

Tour de Fleece 2014 Day 12

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Tour de Fleece Day 11

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

Tour de Fleece 2014 Day 11