All knitting, all spinning, all the time

All knitting, all spinning, all the time

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Bunny Nuggets

How cute are these little guys? They're Bunny Nuggets! I changed the tail though - I don't like making pom-poms, so I made an "ear" & rolled it up tightly. Made from some handspun mini-balls from the stash. In the bottom picture from left to right: merino/cashmere blend (soooo soft!), merino/flax blend, and a fibre sandwich batt from the lovely Miss V. These will make a fantastic sugar-free alternative for chocolate Easter bunnies (I suspect they'll last longer too).

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Fridays are for spinning

I quite like this "Fridays are for spinning" idea - I don't know why I think of it sooner ...
Not only has it seen the end of the endless white, but I have (so far, in about 3 weeks) another 400 grams of completed yarn to show for it. Mind you, I have no plans or projects in mind for this new yarn, it's just sitting there being pretty & petted occasionally.

However this may be the start of a new problem - the handspun stash is growing, without being used up ...
Maybe I need another "day" ... at this rate I'll have a "day" for everything!

Tuesday, 8 March 2011


Woohoo! The end of the endless white!!

(Looped through to stop them blowing away while they dry)

Eight skeins = one whole kilo of white with coloured flecks spun to be about a commercial 5-8ply. I have another 250 grams of this I spun a few years ago in the stash & I have no idea what I'm going to do with it now.

Once I finish my happy dance I'll go stash diving to see what pretty fibres are lurking there waiting to become yarn. I don't think I'll go for anything large for a while though (not another kilo lot!) as the endless white took me just 2 weeks short of a YEAR to finish.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Yarnbombing with lizards

Thanks Textile Tragic for the great idea, the unsuspecting "victim" was one of my favorite haunts: Evoke. (click the link for her blog entry)
I couldn't have asked for a better response!!