Yesterday was day two of my fibrecraft class where I am learning to spin, and this is what I brought home with me,my first skein of wool !!
I am really pleased with it, and with finally finding a skill which comes naturally to me :)
I am learning to spin on an Ashford traditional wool, which is gorgeous and easy to use, unfortunatly the cost around £280 !!!
Off to convince John that I NEED one for an early christmas present :)
Well after my first fibre craft class where I am learning to spin, I love it, i go to bed thinking about it and can't wait till next week !! Seem to have a knack for it and can't wait till I have spun enough to actually crochet something. Sooo many ideas running round my head now,such as dying my own fleece and being able to spin wool from our own goats eventually, I feel like a jumping bean and am boring John to bits with videos on YouTube and descriptions of how a spinning wheel works lol.
Well I am off to a flying start as far as crafting is concerned. After weeks of making gifts for christmas I finally made something just for me, these cute wristies. I used the pattern from here: http://tinyowlknits.blogspot.com/2010/01/rosy-wristlettes-free-pattern-for.html but substituted wool from my ever increasing stash. It makes up for the frustrating day i am having today. First i tried to do a five minute job of changing the back ground on my blog, which turned into an hours job of fixing said blog, it's still not right tho.
Then John called to say Birsay farmers, the only supplier of chook food in Orkney is closed till Monday, which is a disaster as we ran out of pellets yesterday due to us not realising in advance that they would be closed over the entire 2week Christmas and new year holiday, definitely stocking up in future.
And this evening the washing machine wont spin, AAGGHHHH, just hope it isn't caput, I don't want to be washing clothes by hand all winter like last year as we still have no running hot water :(