WIP Wednesday, Spinning, Knitting and Crochet

Today has been a lovely day, it has rained mostly which only means one thing! Perfect spinning weather… and that is exactly what I did! I spun up this gorgeous Alpaca and silk roving that was dyed by Wonderful Wool on Etsy, I see her shop is empty at the moment, you can see some of her dyed rovings in her sold section. I have also finished making my pure wool blanket on my chunky knitter, it really works beautifully and now I am crocheting around the edges to enable them to flatten out a little.
It has been quite a sad week here, Erin’s beautiful chicken Alice went missing on Monday, she is nowhere to be found… we have looked everywhere. We are all heartbroken… Alice was very dear to all of us especially Erin. She chose her when she was just a fluffy chick, one of her feet were deformed and Erin wanted her because she was worried that no one would buy her because of her deformity. She has loved her from the first day we brought her home… Today is a little easier and I am sure time will heal this loss…

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20 Responses to WIP Wednesday, Spinning, Knitting and Crochet

  1. Jen from SewnNatural April 6, 2011 at 6:08 pm #


  2. Dawn April 6, 2011 at 6:16 pm #

    Wow, that alpaca looks just gorgeous, love the colours. Have just washed some alpaca so it’s lovely and soft and shiny so can’t wait to spin it. That looks so lovely. Lovely to have you visit on Spinspiration again, thankyou x

    Sad news about Alice the chicken though ((hugs)) x

  3. Yvonne April 6, 2011 at 6:53 pm #

    O no… How sad the chicken is missing.
    Nice soft colours you spun. And indeed, a rainy day is the best day to do some handworking.

    Love, Yvonne

  4. momma rae April 6, 2011 at 8:23 pm #

    so sorry for erin’s chicken. 🙁

    that yarn and your blanket are gorgeous!

  5. Kelly April 6, 2011 at 8:45 pm #

    Sorry about the missing chicken. Your yarn looks delicious!

    Kelly @ Creating a Family Home

  6. sarah in the woods April 6, 2011 at 9:33 pm #

    Beautiful as always. Spinning sure improves a rainy day!

  7. Anonymous April 7, 2011 at 12:26 am #

    What stunning colours!
    So sorry to hear about your chickenm it’s so hard when you don’t know what happened…

  8. Kelly April 7, 2011 at 1:11 am #

    Hello dear Linda
    I am so sorry to read about Erin’s special chicken.
    The colours of your yarn are so very beautiful. It looks so soft. I’m picking up some raw alpaca soon that I am really looking forward to spinning. Beautiful blanket too. And just look at you go with your crocheting. You must be having so much fun with your new crochet skills.
    Thank you for linking over at Spinspiration!
    Wishing you all a good week, and especially thinking of Erin.

  9. Spinspiration April 7, 2011 at 1:35 am #

    Thank you for linking with Spinspiration today, Linda!

  10. Rene' Sharp April 7, 2011 at 5:49 am #

    So sorry that you have lost a chick, I have become quite attached to mine, so I can imagine it must be hard!! What gorgeous spinning my friend, it looks so soft, just want to touch it!! xx

  11. goldenbird April 7, 2011 at 7:53 am #

    I’m so sorry for the loss of Alice. That must be very hard. Is there any chance she might still show up?

    Your yarn is beautiful. It looks so soft and and colors are gorgeous.

  12. Plain and Joyful Living April 7, 2011 at 6:03 pm #

    Just gorgeous yarn Linda.
    We also are very attached to our chickens and for that reason have 17 older ladies – when one dies a few tears are always shed.
    Warm wishes, Tonya

  13. K April 7, 2011 at 9:19 pm #

    Please offer Erin my deep sympathy. People who don’t have animals don’t understand the real grief that comes when something like this happens. I remember every one of my animal companions through the years, and the terrible gulf for a while in my soul at those partings. I have also found that the only real cure is a new baby creature. At least, so it has been for me.

  14. Dutch Hollow April 8, 2011 at 4:00 pm #

    You have lovely Easter colors! Beautiful yarn.

    Sorry to hear about Alice. Maybe she’s off in Wonderland and will return with grand stories of adventure.

  15. Word Lily April 8, 2011 at 6:50 pm #

    Great yarn! Sorry about the missing chick.

  16. Voie de Vie April 8, 2011 at 10:14 pm #

    Well let’s hope the chicken returns!

    I wonder what part of S.A. you’re in – it looks pretty green from your header photos (and love the jam jars, btw).

  17. Spinster Beth April 8, 2011 at 11:58 pm #

    Sorry about the chicken 🙁 one of my stray kitties went missing a few days, and I worried myself sick. Hope she turns up.

    Lovely knitting … that handspun is just awesome!

  18. Rachel April 11, 2011 at 10:03 pm #

    Oh! Give a hug to Erin for me. Losing a pet is so hard… my heart goes out to her.

    Beautiful yarn! Alpaca has got to be my most favorite I think. Add the silk and I bet it is just yummy delicious!

    When my son lost his bunnies….. Kristen felted a little bunny for my son. He keeps it by his bed on a shelf. It meant a lot to him…. maybe something like that for Erin?

  19. AllyB April 12, 2011 at 3:40 am #

    Your singles looks like Easter eggs. So very pretty. Sorry to hear of you chick loss. Have a great day!

  20. W-S Wanderings April 13, 2011 at 1:35 pm #

    Oh dear. I recently shed tears for the loss of one of our hens. It is HARD losing our feathered friends. And furry ones. And, heck, I cried as a child when my dear turtle died.

    Hugs to you…

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