All knitting, all spinning, all the time

All knitting, all spinning, all the time

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Lovely goodies

Last weekend was the Warwick spinners weekend, & what fun!

I didn't think I would have the same opportunities to buy things as you get on the journey to Harrietville, but once my friend D & I got there ...

Oooo ... pretty ...

Little baggies of mohair, silk hankies & silk caps with co-ordinating merino slivers (purples & blues - my favorite).

Next came the Ashford with merino/silk & bags of bamboo. I also found a pot of red dye to add to my collection.

And then ... whoops!

The picture looks like it's sideways, but it isn't. This little beauty is an umbrella swift. It hangs sideways off your bench so your skeins don't fall off whilst you wind them into balls. I'd been after one for a while, & this one was too pretty (I love wood), too practical, & too reasonably priced to leave it behind.


  1. oooow lots of lovelies... and that swift is a sweetie - enjoy. :)

  2. Sounds good--love the umbrella swift! I'm always amazed by the work and precision in the wooden ones. Great find:)

  3. Yeah, I'm still admiring all the stuff I bought. One of the Lismore spinners gave me more tips about spinning the silk cap. Mwah & hugs from meeeee.