I hope you’re all having an enjoyable weekend! It has been raining here, pouring actually, perfect weather for indulging in new obsessions…..
Are you ready to see mine?!
Here’s a clue….
Oh yes yarn-madness has truly taken hold of me, and I have started to create my own yarn, and do you know what? I love it.
L.O.V.E. I’ve fallen head over heels in love with spinning, I found myself daydreaming about spinning at work the other day, with one of those “new-love-affair” silly smiles on my face, its terrifying! I love yarn, as we all know, otherwise I wouldn’t be blogging about it, and I’ve been getting a bit bored lately, even though I live in a country with an amazing and incredible wool industry. It’s like I’ve been on a hunt for this amazing yarn that actually doesn’t exist, so I learned how to create it… it’s the yarn of my dreams.
So far I’ve created four different skeins, and I’m learning a lot about spinning as I go! This afternoon was spent producing this…
I’ve named it “firecracker” and have no idea what I am going to make with it, I had a scarf planned (I still have more to spin) but have decided against it, so I’m not sure yet, but I can’t wait to see it knit! Joy! I discovered, when I knit a little something (to be shown soon enough) that the spinning I’ve been doing is self-striping, which makes it all very mysterious really… who knows what my knitting will look like?!
Knitting with handspun is quite amazing and brings a whole new dimension of wonder into the knitting process. Every stitch is different and every row is beyond exciting, I’m having a ball and despite the fact that I’ve been spinning for most of the day, I can’t wait to do some more tonight… if only I could apply myself this diligently to my studies! But enough about my handspun, let’s talk about other people’s gorgeous creations!
If you’ve been following us for a long time, you will remember this post with some of my Mum’s gorgeous handspun, I love that first photo so much, those colours are just incredible! Recently, my dear friend sent us a photo of our gorgeous fairy god-daughter Sophia wearing the handspun hat featured in that post, and as my dear friend is a kind and generous, lovely woman, she allowed me to post this picture of this darling little girl….. oooohhh she is soooooooooooooooooooo cute!
It was her FIRST BIRTHDAY yesterday! I can’t believe she is one whole year old… it has flown by, so Happy Birthday to little Pixie from your Fairy God Mothers and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
OK then, I’m off, it’s only 7.30pm so I’ve got some time to do some spinning before I fall asleep! Wishing you a beautiful day and a wonderful start to the week… hope Monday morning gives you something to smile about!
Lots of love from Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX