I've also been spinning again! I used some fibre that I bought from the IKnit day in London a couple of years ago. It's 100% superwash BFL from the Skein Queen, in the colourway Pink Lady Apple. Now they happen to be one of my favourite varieties of apple, although I don't buy them very often. Sweet and juicy, and just like the colours in the fibre. It really is the perfect name! I split the fibre and spun each half, before plying them together. I'm working on getting enough twist into the fibre, and obviously need a little more, as I had a couple of breaks whilst plying. But I'm really pleased with the yarn, and love how the colours have worked out!
Talking of spinning, I've been playing around a little bit with some of my handspun from last week! I have this seed of an idea for a project, so I did some swatching and calculating, and have cast on! I hope that I have enough yarn! I won't give any more away at the moment, but hopefully next week, I'll be able to do a 'ta-dah!' post!!! Here's a sneak preview ....
I took part in a 'Favourite Things' swap on Ravelry recently. You had to send some of your favourite things (both knitting and non-knitting) to your partner. I was in a three-way swap with Shelby and Nancy. I received a fabulous parcel from Shelby last week.
In my parcel there was a skein of Malabrigo sock yarn, in wonderful shades of green, some handmade chocolates, a sheep soap, a fantastic box with little compartments for all your knitting notions, some stitch markers and some Chibi needles. Wow! How lucky am I?! Do you want a closer look at those chocolates?! I can't believe they've crossed the Atlantic, they still look perfect!
What would be your favourite things to go into a swap parcel? I'd love to know! See you soon! xx