Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Some spinning

Here's the latest thing off the wheel. Some Handspun Teesdale from Freyalyn's Fibres a few people have commented on Ravelry that they'd not encountered Teesdale before. It's lovely to spin, not super soft and quite grabby, but saying that it wasn't horrendous to draft. The finished yarn is quite coarse, with pretty good definition, but also a bit of a halo if that makes sense. It has made a really nice laceweight though the yardage is a little disappointing, only 250m from 100g. It will make a nice small lace shawl though.

Handspun Teesdale

Handspun Teesdale

Monday, 20 July 2009

Secret Pal parcel

My first secret pal parcel has arrived. This one has travelled from Europe but apparently the next one will arrive from Asia. To say I'm excited is an under statement!

Secret Pal parcel

Some Llama, some cashmere mix, some continental hot chooclate, a french knitting magazine, and amazingly a book mark. I used to have a massive bookmark collection as a child, relatives bought them back from holiday for me, and if we ever went away I always bought one back.

I just need to cast off a sock and then I'm going to go and get some exercise.

Sunday, 19 July 2009


Does life get much better than this?
Garden goodies

Homegrown lettuce, rocket, land cress and radishes. It looks wonderful it tasted even better. Now to get a few more things planted to keep me supplied for the summer.