We had thick snow and it was still coming down…
I told him it looked like Canada out there, it tickled him, he wondered why I didn’t say Alaska or the Alps or something more frozen. I replied that that was exactly why I said Canada, not quite so frozen!
My poor little Tete-a-tete’s are struggling, hope they don’t give up and shrivel…I know I would if I was left outside!
My alpine bed is completely covered, oh dear….
Anyway, i have been spinning, looks lovely doesn’t it? I think I will be using this to tie up my plants in the garden as it feels like twine!
These fibres all came with some dyes I ordered from Forest Fibres. I had fun using them but that pretty pink was deceptive. It is Cotswold and I struggled with it. It didn’t like to be spun but it plied ok. Full of lanolin and very strange to work with. I will use my flick carder on locks in the future…I think I prepped it wrongly, doh!
The fibres are left to right, kid mohair, alpaca (cria full of vm but so soft), Cotswold and blue faced Leicester.
I have also dyed up 500grammes of merino to make myself another garment…think I might make a shrug out of the gorgeous book, Inspired to Knit…which I have just discovered has two different covers, see here and here