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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…


Creative Friday and Day Five of Knitting and Crochet Blog Week

Welcome to Creative Friday 🙂 Thank you so much to everyone who shares the love and posts their links to their amazing work:) Please feel free to post your links to anything you have created and would like to share, it can be a recipe, sewing tutorial, knitting tutorial, felting, crochet, crafts, art, spinning, weaving, working with fibre, photography, poetry…etc…

I also love to hear from you, so if you have a moment, please leave a comment:) Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us! Just add the name of your blog to the widget and then add your blog link with the http:// at the beginning of your link address:) I have added a Creative Friday button on the sidebar of my blog, please feel free to add it to your blog for Creative Friday and link it to so others can find this space and share their creativity too:)

Day Five Knitting & Crochet Blog Week: 1st April. And now for something completely different
Experimental blogging day to try and push your creativity in blogging to the same level that you perhaps push your creativity in the items you create.There are no rules of a topic to blog about (though some suggestions are given below) but this post should look at a different way to present content on your blog. This can take one of many forms, but here a few suggestions: Wordless, photographic post Video blog post Podcast Cartoon/sketch of an idea Write about a subject from a different perspective (for example, you could write about a day in the life of a knitted sock from the point of view of the sock). Interpretive modern dance (why does someone always suggest this? A poem or piece of rhyming verse Stop motion animation.  2KCBWDAY5

For today, just a photo of my new baby Alpaca handspun and a poem.
This roving was dyed by Feltstudiouk. This is just the softest yarn…. dreamy…..

To Spin:
The roving glides through my fingers
The rhythmic wheel, a meditation
Fills my heart and soul with joy
For now I knit… 

My Studio

Here it is… the studio… we have been working on it for the last few days. It is a cozy little spot, I love it!
Guss snuck in while I was spinning this afternoon to keep me company. Remember the Roman blind I was busy with a few months ago? Well there it is above the window, I still need to finish another one for the other window, it is twice the size so I guess I am a little daunted but I will set to work on it in a few days:)

Superwash roving that’s been separated to spin…

 Here is the superwash on the Ashford…

And finally… drum roll… here are The Shelves! I must say, I really LOVE how they look. They were origionally coat racks but we have turned them upside down and repurposed them as shelves. The little blue and white sewing box on the shelf has been my sewing box since I was 8 years old, I have often thought about replacing it, but I am very fond of that little sewing box, so I am sure I will be using it for many years to come. I remember my mom bought it for me at a market one Sunday…
These shelves hold a few of my spinning, sewing and kintting books and a small amount of my fabric stash, but oh how I adore them! (Too much? No… I think I am gushing just the right amount) 🙂

Under the table you can see Kye’s little wooden town and pirate ship, he often joins me in my studio and we have the most wonderful conversations:)

BFL Mohair on the Joy…

A close up of the books on my shelf at the moment…
The winner of the giveaway will be posted on the origional giveaway post later tonight:)
Thanks so much for having a wander through my studio with me…

Spinning, The Studio and a Giveaway…

Yesterday I started spinning on my new Joy Spinning Wheel, wow, I love it! It’s quite different to my Traditional Ashfords, but once you get the hang of it you’re on your way. I am busy sorting out my studio at the moment, I can’t wait for everything to be in order, I really need shelves and we have been looking all over, you know the ones that are attached to the wall and not free standing? Well we gave up trying to find them today and then I remembered a few years ago, someone gave us some really old Oregon pine shelves! We have pulled them out and my love (Richard) has been sanding them down for me this afternoon. I can’t wait for them to be finished, I will post photos soon. It is so wonderful to have a room where I can work… at least all my fabric and yarn can be in one place and hopefully, tidy:)  It is so sweet how my little ones pop in to visit while I am working in the studio and then they like to also be busy with some or other craft or handwork. Caiden made a felt wallet yesterday while I was spinning, he enjoys sewing so much. While we were out yesterday we went to a thrift shop and  I found the perfect chair for my sewing table, I just adore thrift shops, I could spend hours in them. 
I bought this beautiful Camel Silk roving form Felt Studio UK and have so enjoyed spinning it.
Me spinning BFL Mohair…

Here is the spun up roving…
I am also having a small giveaway for the lovely and very much appreciated people who visit here and leave such wonderful messages, I feel very blessed and honoured that you take the time to visit this space, thank you:)
I would love to gift this skein of handspun Camel Silk yarn to someone:) If you would like to enter please just leave a comment, there is no need to follow or do anything else, just leave a few words. I will draw a winner on Wednesday:)
xo xo

Giveaway Winner:
Anna said…

That yarn is gorgeous. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope I win!

Congratulations Anna! Please could you email me your postal details:)

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