Friday, 15 April 2011

Worn out

How can not having a day job be so exhausting?
Today has involved walking the dogs, making Lardy Cake (so bad for you, but tastes fantastic!), chocolate brownies, and tarte tatin.
I've also washed an entire Shetland fleece, and helped Dad start some Nettle Wine, and helped Mum repot some of my pot plants...
The dogs are knackered too, Gwen is snoring next to me on the sofa!

Put's you in mind of The Good Life somehow doesn't it...

Thursday, 14 April 2011

I can spin a Rainbow


I fell in love with the colours in this lovely Baby Camel/Silk blend from FeltstudioUK. It's spinning like a dream, I've split it up to try fractal spinning, not sure if it's going to work or not, but I'd love to keep these colours sparkly and not turn it to sludge...

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Iridescent green

I'm not normally a fan of bright things, but I saw this fibre when I visited the Wonderwool Wales festival yesterday and had to have it.


Now I bet you're thinking "that's not bright", and the dark bits of Shetland aren't, but it's blended with silk, and the Shetland is a very very dark green, and the silk is the same shades but lighter. There were more versions in different colours, and I had to be restrained from buying all of them! The fibre is from Freyalyn's Fibre, her shop is empty right now as she's still at the festival, but it will be updated when she get's back.

When we sat in the sunshine enjoying lunch, this little guy came to say hello. His colours (why are beetles always boys in my mind?) remind me of the fibre I'd just bought. I can't wait to spin it up.