3rd parcel

My 3rd parcel arrived yesterday while I was out at work.  I’m sooo happy, squeeeeeee!

It’s 113g of Wensleydale top from www.skeinyarns.etsy.com .  I fell in love because of the beautiful colours and also because the fibre is Wensleydale, we had many a wonderful day out in Wensleydale and the Wensleydale sheep are super cute.

All I have to do now is find me a drop spindle and have a go.  I was hoping to start a beginners spinning course this weekend with the Handweavers and spinners guild but they are full so I shall have to wait patiently till October for the next one.

In the meantime, I have booked next week off work so I can knit to my heart’s content and hopefully explore some yarny and handmade shops around Melbourne.  Hopefully I can pick up a drop spindle and some advice and some ingredients to start my dyeing adventures, I also need some fat quarters to play at making buttons.  So many lovely crafts, so little time.  My main mission though is to complete Ian’s socks and my clapotis so that I can begin to make progress on my two neglected cardigans and get to wear them before Summer hits us.

Hope you have a fibrelicious weekend x

3 thoughts on “3rd parcel

  1. Wooo – spinning! And that is some lovely fibre (and some very cute sheep)!
    In answer to your questions on my blog – I pretty much just taught myself with a top whorl drop spindle that I bought off of eBay. It took me a while to get the hang of it, and my drafting technique needs a lot of work, but it’s definitely possible to teach yourself from websites and YouTube videos! The best advice I can give came off of a Ravelry thread – just try and do a little bit every day, and you’ll see improvement very quickly.

    That said, I’m sure it’d be a whole lot easier to learn in a class!

    • Thanks Anna, I’ve been checking out spinning videos on t’interweb, and as soon as I have a spindle I’ll get going. This week is going to fly by I can tell, I personally think every week should be a chocca-block-craftarama, but one does have to work to pay for lovely fibre. Unless of course one has a back yard big enough to keep sheep, Hmmmmm :o)

      Sharon, do you fancy doing a show and tell Monday night? Pretty please with treacle on top x

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