Creative Friday

Llama Silk Roving

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I picked this roving up from the post office this morning. It’s called Black Opal and Queen of Colours, it’s a combed Llama Silk by Violet Linx she is based in Russia and her offerings are wonderful. This roving is pure luxury and so amazing to spin. When Jenna saw it, she asked if I could start spinning it quite fine and knit her a pair of fingerless gloves. I am so happy that she wears the projects I knit even though she is 16 now. I think there’s a pattern for gloves in My Grandmother’s Knitting book but I’m not sure. She wants fingerless gloves but with the sections for the fingers. Should be a fun project.

So this is how far I am at the moment, it’s freezing here today, I intend to sit in front of the fire and spin this roving as much as I can and perhaps, dare I say, finish it, (not sure if that will actually happen though but here’s hoping).

Some other exciting news, yesterday at the Tour de France, a South African won the yellow jersey for the first time ever!! His name is Daryl Impey and we are all so proud of him!

Thank you very much to everyone who wrote to me about which computer brand they prefer, I think we will be going to look at buying one tomorrow morning, I’m quite excited! It will be a laptop and I’m leaning towards a Mac from all the feedback I’ve gotten but we’ll see what happens tomorrow.


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11 Responses to Creative Friday

  1. Andrea from ziezo July 5, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

    Lovely yarn, we tried to make something similar as you can see from my post. . .

    Yeah! For Daryl Impey. I am Tour de France less here in Kenya, but am certain that my dad in the Netherlands is following it closely.

    Have a lovely weekend!

    • Linda July 5, 2013 at 3:29 pm #

      Your yarn is beautiful Andrea, thanks for posting here x

  2. Jazz July 5, 2013 at 3:14 pm #

    Awesome yarn!

    Thanks for hosting

  3. ~ joey ~ July 5, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    I love the colours of that wool, so gorgeous! Thanks for hosting!
    ~ joey ~

  4. Sandy July 5, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

    I’ve not been able to be here for FOF for awhile, so am thrilled to be here today. Gorgeous colors, it looks fantastic. I would not pay the extra money for a MAC, you can get 2 laptops and therefore update more often if you stick with IBM. I know my DD friends who have MAC have been disappointed with how well they’ve held up for the money. They like them while they’re using them, but can’t afford to upgrade when it’s time because of the extra cost.

  5. Mlissabeth July 5, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

    That roving is beautiful, and will make lovely yarn. I am happy to see the pictures by each person’s link now. It helps me to decide which posts to visit when I don’t have time to visit them all. Thanks for hosting.

  6. sheila July 5, 2013 at 7:25 pm #

    Love, Love, LOVE the yarn! Happy Friday to all.


  7. katie metzroth July 5, 2013 at 7:59 pm #

    That yarn is GORGEOUS! I mean WoW- what a smart cookie you have that Jenna called dibs on it so quickly. 🙂

  8. Alessandra July 5, 2013 at 9:28 pm #

    colourful yarn!!!!
    thank you, xxxx Ale

  9. Nance July 5, 2013 at 9:36 pm #

    Oh – what gorgeous colors and beautiful yarn!

  10. Elizabeth July 5, 2013 at 11:39 pm #

    What amazing fibre – I wish I could spin like you can !

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