Friday, August 24, 2007
I gave Pam her surprise of the Heartspoken Roving from Mandie and she was delighted!
Having fun spinning that black fleece but havent had the right time of day to sit in the sun with it as its much easier to comb when warm and soft!Speaking of which i will go and see if I can comb a bit more before H calls for more "muscle"!!!
Friday, August 17, 2007
Anyway besides finishing the bobbins on the wheels,I aim to do a photo shoot of town and maybe a few tommorrow of Kal as a new PE from Scotland contacted me in regards to what Kambalda's like so Im doing a Kambalda Info post just for A and his family so they have an idea of what its like here, hope I dont scare them,LOL....which reminds me havent done the Dunlop one yet......
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Looky what arrived in the mail,the Postie lady actually dragged it out from the room out the back!!!
Lovely Aunty J sent over the gorgeous black fleece I drooled over while visiting!! I cant thank her enough for giving me the opportunity to play with a fleece the type which I took for granted when I learnt to spin years ago as a teenager (pure merino in the 21 micron range but clean and soft like this back fleece) Please be patient with the photos!!!!
Its merino X corredale! its like butter,the staples just need a frick on the tips Ill be able to spin to my hearts content!!
Its black and just undescribable, soft, clean as it was coated and the right length!
Ill be certainly be asking her to hold a fleece next year too!!! Wnder what Aj is going to do with that BFL,should talk her and Cousin K into starting a blog!!!!
3.8 kgs,itll keep me occupied for ages,already Ive got patterns forming in my mind! I should even be able to dye it a bit! I still havent been able to find a "just right" pattern for the lovely grey wool AJ insisted I bring home but Im so looking forward to knitting it because of the soft yummyness!
I ve already buried my nose in this fleece,Tilly was so very rapt with the smelly baa baa,she tried to eat it!!! My friend and work partner Kym thought it stunk!!!!!
At the bottom is a close up of staple combed and ready to spin! Its actually darker than camera showed!
Also a sneak preveiw of new tiles(ungrouted)
Ok Im off, starving I am!!!
hhhmmmm what to have......
Edited: I hope to free awheel up this weekend to start on this one,how exciting,at least it keeps my mind on that dratted job application,though instead of writing eloquent Saos,Ill be dreaming sheep,LOL....
Friday, August 03, 2007
Thursday, August 02, 2007
The Geraldton wax is now starting to show colour so thought I would put up a piccy just for the sake of it(and one of Son No 1 heading off to try out his new bars, hes in training to take part in the Perth Royal Show BMX Demo with his trick pals,which reminds me, book accomodation,wonder if they'll have a pavillion for all the things like knitting goodies....)