Monday, June 30, 2008

You could have knocked me down with a feather!

Look at my wonderful stole!

Look at my wonderful stole!

A gift from David

Pattern: Dulcavina
Yarn: Posh Yarn Eva

Even the wrong side is beautiful :)

What can I say? It is wonderful, beautiful, gorgeous!

I am amazed, awestruck, aghast.

Thank you, thank you, thank you :)

Wow! I love it!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Woolfest? Ah yes, but you see ...

I am saving for Woolfest, right?

but this posh stuff fell into my basket

and my Lace Club yarn came

and I spun this from n's batts I got 117 yds 93g in 2 ply and it'd BFL in floral colourway.

Now I really must be good because Janet from Threshing Barn is saving a Louet Julia for me to try :)

I am, am I?

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Saturday, June 14, 2008

handdyed handspun 1

handdyed handspun 1
Originally uploaded by Jam_mam.

Lovely Romney fleece washed and handspun then dyed with 'Easy Dyes'

handdyed handspun 4

2 skeins of BFL handspun, grey

handdyed handspun 3


handdyed handspun 2

and BFL roving. The grey BFL was dyed in the dyebath left after dying the Romney - I think i was a bit over generous with my powders :). The Roving was the byebath from after the berries with the remainder of my dyes added. Not sure how best to dye the roving as it's a bit 'flat' now but I'll spin it tomorrow and see how I get on with drafting it.

Had a lovely afternoon (cooked in the microwave - the yarn not the afternoon!) and far prefer the acid dyes to the kool aid experiments earlier in the year. Just need to get a few more colours now LOL I think you can see which side of the colour wheel I favour here.

Intersesting aside here as I used a bit of merino/tencel to finish plying I had been experimenting with to ply with the BFL and they took the dye differently so I ended up with this nice accident

handdyed handspun 5
you can see that the BFL/BFL strands are solid colours but the BFL/merino-tencel are barber pole as the different yarns took up the dye differently.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

are you dazzled? LOL

1dazzle 001
Originally uploaded by Jam_mam.

my latest handspun yarn, roving from Yarn Yard, bfl superwash, 100g, 200yds. colourway, dazzle

I am so busy I can't begin to tell you :( it does get like this before the kids break up for the summer often.

Too much to do not enough time.

I have a wonderful stole to show you but I just can't find the time. I will though, because you'll love it :) I do!

Thursday, June 05, 2008

n's fibre spun and plied

Originally uploaded by Jam_mam.

Yesterday's post slipped through without words, that's got to be a first for me!

I have someting really exciting to share as I got the most wonderful gift from a Ravelry frend, David *waves to David* but my 'real' life is interfering with my Knitting Life :( I want to do you a wonderful post with stunning photographs but time will not allow,grrr! Maybe tomorrow?

As an aside, I remember being bored rigid by knitters who posted about their spinning! Yawn! Get back to the knitting! LOL But now I
u n d e r s t a n d :) But there has been knitting too and it is entering the home straight so piccies of that soon too.