Monday, 20 July 2009

Last week of the tour de fleece and knitting swaps

I have continued to spin everyday. I am very proud of myself. I will take photos of all my yarn on Sunday (there isn't that much of it, but I do love it all). I did want to post today to show off the lovely parcel I received from my UK swap partner:

This photo does not do it justice - my camera is still not working and the camera on my phone had a bit of a breakdown this evening - ARGH! I love everything- but the Space Invader necklace I am absolutely over the moon with! There is also a beautiful wooden shawl pin. It is all just perfect!

I really hope that my swap partner will like her package half as much as I love mine!

Monday, 13 July 2009

Tour de Fleece - Update week 1

Well today is a rest day ( I might still do a little bit of spinning though). Despite my camera still not working, I have managed to take some photos with my phone.

My first properly finished wheel yarn:

This was spun as two singles, then plied using the wheel as well. I am very pleased it. I have washed it to set the twist and just need to knit it now!

This is a picture of my week 1 totals:

-The caked yarn is above

- The red yarn on the drop spindle was spun on the wheel, but then plied on the spindle

-The brown baby alpaca was spun on the wheel - I have another 1/2 to do then I can ply it.

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Tour de Fleece - Day 4

Well I have not had the best day - my bike was stolen and now my camera refuses to be connected to my computer. Argh! I can assure you that I did do some spinning last night - and I will do a tiny bit tonight. Hopefully next week I will be able to get a bit more done after my course has finished.

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Tour de Fleece - Day 3

This is the result of plying day 1 and day 2 together. I am pretty pleased with it. You can probably see the corner of my Ishbel blocking in the background.

Today I have done some drop spindling (I actually managed to move on from park and draft!). I'll post a picture of that tomorrow.

Monday, 6 July 2009

Tour de Fleece - Day 2

Yes it looks almost exactly the same as day one - my plan for tonight is to attempt to ply the two. Who knows how it will look!

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Tour de Fleece - Day 1

This is the wheel that I borrowed from the Guild

I spun about half of this

And it became this

Not too bad for a second attempt - hopefully we should see some improvement over the next few weeks. Mind you if this morning's attempt was anything to go by - it might be back to the drop spindle for me!

I'm off to do my day 2 spinning now - will post pictures of that tomorrow.