Fibrey stuff that happened while I was away…

I didn’t get any actual weaving done but I did read all of Mum’s weaving books (and snuck a couple home with me) and spun up the warp for my first project.


It’s merino/silk blend from Wingham Woolwork and it’s spun to a fairly firm 2-ply. More on that later.

On my last day at the farm we went to the Field Days, which is kind of like a county fair but without the competitions - so lots of displays and people selling and demonstrating stuff. I fell in love with Supernova:


And begged for and subsequently brought home some of his fleece:

Supernova fleece

I also wept that there was no room in my suitcase for these:

Angora goats

But luckily, Mum has a whole farm and is going to buy a dozen or so Yay!

In other news, I got copies of Having Hope printed and will be selling them to people I bump into, and I might put them in a couple of shops. Alice may also be stocking them at Socktopus. I’ll keep you posted.


Wonderwool this weekend :-D

10 Responses to “Odds and ends”
  1. Kate/Massachusetts says:

    Your blue handspun is beautiful! I wish I could spin so evenly! Someday…

  2. Kate says:

    Ahem! You didn’t tell me about the alpaca!! *pouts*

    I read through my little pattern booklet last night. Don’t have a fit, but I’m going to use MAGIC LOOP. :-P

  3. Diane says:

    * has a fit *

  4. Jeanne says:

    The blue handspun is gorgeous!

  5. amanda cathleen says:

    I am really behind on my blog reading. I’m glad to hear you had a wonderful trip! Your blue handspun is breathtaking! It is really to beautiful for words.
    I hope your stepfather is doing well, you and yours will remain in my thoughts and prayers. ((hugs))
    ps. I would have wept too, I want to take those little guys home. So cute!

  6. Daisy says:

    Cool alpaca!

  7. Chantelle says:

    Oooh, I don’t think I’ve seen sheep like that. What breed are they?

    The yarn is lovely, do you have a project in mind for it?

    It was lovely to see you on Saturday! Hopefully it shouldn’t be too long before I head up to London for a spinning meet (although I can’t make the next one :(. )

  8. Jan (old) says:

    Put me down for one of the ‘Having Hope’, can give you the money when I next see you, soon I hope. The Angora kids are just heaven. I found some in a small holding in the New Forest and fell desperately in love.

  9. Yogicknitter says:

    Hey I finally got off my arse and ordered the pattern. I am sure I will be coming to you for help with the toe up thing though.

  10. Mum says:

    A COUPLE of my weaving books?………….off to check what else is missing!

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