Spinning off the wheel!

Yesterday I finished up two spins – it was a proper plying party! I finished my Sara’s Texture Crafts polwarth.

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I got about 290 yards of 2ply and then had a bit left so I’ve got a miniskein of nply too. I can’t decide which one I like more! Then my overdyed John Arbon fibre sample. This was a blend of alpaca, polwarth and merino d’arles.

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I got 120 yards Navajo plied, which I think will be bulky weight yarn. I was really pleased with how it drafted, and I’m really looking forward to spinning up the other fibre I dyed.

Spunday

I finished spinning my Sara’s Texture Crafts polwarth singles today, and I think they’re looking good so I’m looking forward to plying them in the week.

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And this evening I started spinning some of my John Arbon fibre – I’ll need to crack on with that if I’m going to get it finished by next weekend, and my mill trip! I’m aiming for a slightly thicker yarn with that fibre though, but it’s drafting beautifully at the moment, it’s quite hard not to spin it very finely!

Episode 4 – Videobombed!

Watch episode 4 here…

Works in progress – Jaywalker socks which is a free pattern by Grumperina on Ravelry. Bonbon bunny by Susan Claudino, and spinning Sara’s Texture Crafts polwarth.

Finished Items – Hermione’s everyday socks, another free pattern on Ravelry. I used my own yarn, Owl About Yarn sparkle owl. Also I dyed up my John Arbon fibre samples.

Acquisitions – Mirasol Hacho and Colinette yarns from an Instagram destash sale. An awesome project bag from Starknits.etsy.com. A Starbucks mug with Cardiff on it for Denise from the Knitting Den podcast.

Plans – John Arbon mill open weekend next weekend!!

Shop news – updates of miniskeins and stitch markers.

Loose Ends – walk around Roath Park (photos at the end of the podcast) and #knittersgettingfitter

Episode three video and shownotes – I didn’t think I had much to say!

Works in progress
Hermione’s Everyday Socks – a free pattern on http://www.Ravelry.com. Knitted in Owl About Yarn Sparkle Owl in colourway ‘Summer Garden’. Vanilla baby sock in Sparkle Owl colourway ‘Evening Gowns’. Spinning – Sara’s Texture Crafts polwarth fibre, colourway ‘Precious Rocks’

Finished Items
Spinning – Owl About Yarn BFL fibre, colourway ‘Fields of Green’

Out and About
Tredegar House – National Trust property in Newport.

Plans
John Arbon Mill open weekend 16-17/5/15

Acquisitions
Phat Fiber box, sock yarn, spinning book

Shop news
This week I plan to get new stitch markers and miniskeins in the shop.