Saturday, May 4, 2013

Playing Catchup

I can finally say that my study is finished :) I am just waiting on one final mark for my last assignment and that is the end of it! So these are a few of the things I have done in between all study.

A play with my drum carder

All merino fleece from shearing at Dad & Mum's farm in October last year. It is all very soft, but I learnt that I need to wash it more before trying to card, as it is still a bit sticky with lanolin.

This is a merino x south suffolk (by the feel of it) from the one and only chocolate sheep on the farm. It is an interesting fleece - soft-ish but with a crisp springy-ness to it. It would be really nice as an outer jacket/jumper. Only problem is, is that there is sooooo much VM in it, that it takes a fair bit of prep before I can even wash it (though really, not anymore than the merino, so maybe I can stop procrastinating and just do it all??)

Some Organic Polwarth/Silk from CHF. Spun into a nice soft worsted weight yarn. I have knitted a pair of mittens for DD and plan to do a simple matching beanie.

That is where I will leave it for now - I have more spinning, but will share it another day :)



Frances said...

Ooooh! I like that chocolate fleece! And congratulations on being done with your studies. I'll bet that feels awesome.

A n R said...

I can't believe you find time to do such amazing craft in between study. Me, I'd be sleeping!!!