Creative Friday

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Hello friends,

It’s been a lovely week of knitting and spinning for me! I finished off my Moulin Rouge Cowl (previous post) and I’ve spun up a Camel Silk roving above. Jen has requested a pair of fingerless gloves in the yarn and I’m quite looking forward to starting this project.

What have you been busy with this week?

Have a lovely weekend.

Welcome to Creative Friday,

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 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 http://www.naturalsuburbia.com/ so others can find this space and share their creativity too:)

1. I have started a Creative Friday Flickr Group where you can post your beautiful photos that you link to each Creative Friday. To join the group, please go here.

2. If you would be so kind as to link back to Natural Suburbia in your blog post that would be lovely or pin, share on Facebook and Twitter.


 

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Moulin Rouge Cowl

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Moulin Rouge Cowl

I’ve just finished designing my Moulin Rouge Cowl! It’s terribly cold here in South Africa at the moment and this snug cowl is perfect for keeping my neck toasty warm. I’ve knitted it up with Nurturing Fibres DK singles yarn, such a beautiful yarn!! I will be test knitting the pattern soon on my Ravelry group. This cowl is lovely and wide and the pattern is knitted in groups of 5, so lengthening or shortening this cowl is really easy Thanks to all the knitters who have offered to test knit for me on the test knitters list, I really appreciate it:)

Richard has been in Spain since Monday and the girls left this morning for a Springbok Scout hike. It’s just myself and the boys until Sunday when the girls return, Rich will be back on Tuesday. I miss them all SO much already, the house is really quiet. I’ve been spinning and watching the Tour de France and knitting. (I’m very grateful for this time I’m having for myself too.)

Happy Thursday!

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Spinning and the Tour de France

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I’ve been spinning! I haven’t spun for ages and I’d quite forgotten what a wonderful process and meditation it can be. It’s the Tour de France as I’m sure you know and Ravelry always hosts the Tour de Fleece for all us cycling supporters at the same time. On Saturday, I found my spinning wheel, dusted it off, (it was so dusty) and started spinning up this beautiful Merino and silk fibre. I managed to get back into it quite quickly and I’m going to knit Jen a pair of mittens from this yarn. I just need to find a suitable pattern, if you know of any, let me know. Kye has expressed a keen interest in spinning and he’s asked me to teach him how. As I spun, he sat nearby watching how it all came together. He asked many questions and was working it all out in his mind, I loved observing his thirst for knowledge for this ancient art and I hope I can show him how to be a spinner. I think I must begin by reading him a good book like A New Coat for Anna or Pelle’s New Suit and then go on to washing and carding fibre and finally spinning. This is very exciting!

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Creative Friday

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This is some yarn I spun up a while ago, I can’t wait for the Tour de Fleece to start on Ravelry! I haven’t spun for a while, so I need to dust off my spinning wheel and get ready! Just a few more days! Are you joining the Tour de Fleece this year? Let me know if you are:) The Tour de Fleece, is a group on Ravelry that spinns during the Tour de France, there are even rest days, it’s great fun and there are different teams for every type of spinner.

Welcome to Creative Friday,

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 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 http://www.naturalsuburbia.com/ so others can find this space and share their creativity too:)

1. I have started a Creative Friday Flickr Group where you can post your beautiful photos that you link to each Creative Friday. To join the group, please go here.

2. If you would be so kind as to link back to Natural Suburbia in your blog post that would be lovely or pin, share on Facebook and Twitter.


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