That blue grey light of an overcast winter day
I am working on finishing carding Cersei's wool to make a gradient yarn. Maybe a couple skeins as it looks like I am getting a lot of flicked locks from this fleece.
I finished plying a solid skein from Georgianna's Shaela fleece. Was surprised to find that she has many shades of grey in her fleece so I will be spinning a very subtle gradient skein from her gun metal grey beautiful wool.
I washed Soraya's white fleece last weekend, so will begin carding and spinning her wool which will go into the sheep heid hat kits, a couple skeins of self striping yarns, a couple batts for my spinner friends and a skein of yarn. Its a lamb fleece so I am being a little ambitious with my expectations, but she has wonderful length so I am hopeful I'll get some decent yardage from her.
|She looks bumpy because we had already coated her, then removed the coat to take her photo. You can see the outline of the coat where the wool isn't covered.|
On the needles still is Hazel's fiber from a skein of yarn that didn't sell at this year's fiber festival junket. Want to have an example of her knit up for next year's booth display. I am trying to knit continental when I can, but if watching tv I will go back to my method I was taught by Grandma Frey to throw over the needle. Wasteful, but I can do it without paying attention. I have to travel for work this week and will be a passenger for some long parts of the trip, so will have plenty of practice time to get more automatic with a continental knit method.
|These are the needles I got at a flea market last summer I think they're really pretty|
Will be washing Fanny's fleece next for a custom request for batts.
I watched a great doc this week on PBS POV, about a family dairy farm, sharing trailer here. Lots of pretty farm scenes and kids doing chores.
Also watching "Press" on PBS, its really good.