We have been busy with quite a few projects this week so far. Remember those Angora / Merino batts that I drum carded, well, this is the spun up yarn in the photo below, it is wonderfully soft and I will probably knit my little ones some Easter rabbits with it… It was definately an easier spin by blending it with the Merino.
Jen has made an early start on her winter knitting, she is knitting up a pair of fingerless gloves from this lovely book, Last-Minute Knitted Gifts, she is almost finished the second glove. She did make a few changes, she added more rows before the cast off for the thumb and after, she felt that they were just too short and now she is very happy with them:)
My dried and skeined cochineal Merino yarn, I really love the colour, the skeins on top of the pile are darker and were dyed up first, the two at the bottom were dyed in an exhaust dye bath (just means I re-used the dye to dye up those two skeins (exhaust dye bath) and now I have a lovely lighter shade:) I am now re-using that same dye bath to dye up some Mohair and I expect I will have a wonderfully light pink shade…
I am almost finished my new pattern for an African Penguin, they are found along the south and west coast of South Africa. His pattern will be in my Etsy soon.