And how are you today? Well I hope!
You may remember the photo above from THIS post, going back a few months… I bought this beautiful 100gm spiral of fleece with the intention of getting my lovely Mum to spin it for me, as up until recently she has been my personal spinner! Not anymore though, now that she has taught me how, she has relieved herself of that duty… although she did prepare this for me to spin, lovely lady that she is! My Mum is quite fond of her drumcarder- if you’ve never seen a drumcarder, click here and scroll down a bit, it’s the evil-looking, spiky thing- as she likes her fleece colours to be blended, so spent an afternoon drumcarding this spiral of fleece which was named “carnival” by the dyer!
We ended up with this…
As soon as I got home, I started to spin the fleece- it was irresistible! The colours, now quite muted were still stunning after being blended, and were quite like spinning the rainbow that appears on the top of oil when it rains… you know what I mean? Although, not quite so disastrous to the environment of course.
I ended up with three little skeins, 100gms split between them, and despite being blended, they’re all quite different.
What I love about this spin, is that the colours are so magical, and after quite a while, KB and I decided to name this lot Seraphim, because they are very angelic, and so soft! I like how I have to look closely to appreciate the colours, that they’re not eye-poppingly bright (did I just say that?) but the variegation is there if you look closely…
Being that I only have 100gms, I have no idea what I’m going to make with this! 100gms of 10py won’t go far with a crochet hook, and I don’t want to knit a hat with it, so for now it will be lovingly placed in my stash for future inspiration! The funny thing with spinning, I’m noticing, is that when I’m spinning, I’m creating an FO, just like when I hook or knit something, except the spun FO becomes something to make an FO with! Does the handspun go into my stash page on ravelry or my projects page?! It kind of fits into both, maybe it needs a separate category.
I’ve been trying in vain to upload my June mosaic, it’s not happening tonight, maybe because it’s only the 29th, maybe if I try again tomorrow it will be fine! So I’ll see you soon for a June summary!
Wishing you a beautiful day,
Lots of love from Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX