Saturday, February 15, 2014


Although the weather has been very hot here I have been working on winter stock.  I keep reminding myself it will get cool again and even cold.  This is a raspberry pink neck scarf with a scarf brooch. The yarn is hand spun and hand dyed merino so very soft.

Friday, February 14, 2014

More Weaving Yarn

I washed and dyed the fleece before spinning this yarn.
No dye in this yarn

I mixed a chocolate and charcoal fleece to spin this yarn.  Today I was looking through some of my fleeces and found a grey.  I will start washing that fleece as soon as I have washed all the yarn I have dyed yesterday and today. Yarn supplies were very low so I have dyed sock, Aran, 8 ply and lace weight.  All will be dry by the morning so I can pack for Sunday's market.

The loom is ready - again. I had made a mistake threading the reed so that is now fixed.

Sunday, February 9, 2014


I have been spinning and spinning in this hot weather.  The studio is the coolest place in the afternoon so I have been spinning at least 2 huge bobbins each afternoon. The yarn is very chunky and is for floor rugs.

This yarn is a mix of greys.  I have more yarn and will show you some in the next few days.   My sheep provide me with such wonderful fleeces to to keep me spinning.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Hurtle....the kitten

Hurtle ready to pounce

Meet Hurtle our new kitten. Well he belongs to Brie but this week the care and training is being provided by David and I. This morning Hurtle had found some of Brie’s yarn. It is now in a terrible tangle. I have hid it in a box – from both Hurtle and Brie. Think Brie reads this blog so that’s the end of Hurtle’s secret.

Hurtle is the most entertaining animal. Eventually he will spend time outside and sleep in the shed with our other cat Maude. Now Maude has done nothing but ignore Hurtle or hiss through the window. Still some work to be done in that department.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

This Week's Tea Cosies


Series of Kangaroos and Koalas

Weather has been very hot here. I get up early and work until early afternoon. These tea cosies are my latest and will be available on my website.

The market was cancelled last week due to the heat.

Today I am finishing warping the loom.  David helped me wind on the warp and now I need to do the threading.  Lots of yarn has been spun from my own fleeces. I have a majestic silver grey, a chocolate and lots of white.  Some of the white I have dyed red, orange, ochre and gold.  Have lots of ideas so had better get to my threading.

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