Have the Supplies for 🧶
Added during the year 🦄
🧶💜My Little Pony Festive Cheer Cardigan. The pattern is Festive Cheer by Pat Menchini. I am not counting this as a new add since I had to in my Spinning plans I am just considering this moved from the spinning to the knitting section. I have just finished the back of the cardigan and I am planning on starting on one of the front sections today. Fingers crossed I have enough yarn. The pattern said I would need 350 grams of DK and I spun 400g but I do want to make the sleeves a bit longer.
🧶 💜Purple Jumper 500g of fibre. I have been working quite solidly on this project. I am onto the last 78g of singles and then I can finish plying it all. Here is a cute poicture of Jack getting invloved in the project when I was weighing things.
🦄I have absolutly no idea what section to put this under, maybe spinning. But I feel like this deserves to be mentioned! I might have bought some raw fleece. 😅On Thursday night I joined my local Spinning and Weaver’s guild on Facebook. Then on Friday morning I was looking at their page and I saw that a local sheep owner was getting rid of some fleece. I was planning to just get 1 or maybe 2 if they were small since this would be my very first time processing raw fleece. But her price was so good and Husband was a bad encouragement so I landed up with 4 🤣 well 3.5 because shetalands are tiny! So on Saturday we took a drive to her farm and bought the fleeces. I got one Zwartbles, one Cheviot, one Ryeland x Shetland, and one Shetland. Her Sheep were so friendly and came running to the gate for pets and scratches when she called them. So did Mr Boar who is honestly the biggest pig I have ever seen in my life.
Sunday turned out to be pretty good weather. This year the Scottish summer has been decidedly wet, at least where I live, so I decided to skirt my fleece while the sun was shining. I wanted to make some sort of pun with making hay while the sun shines but it’s just not coming to me. Anyway that is the reason that this post is late! I washed the small shetland after I skirted it and the sun + the wind ment that I have probably cut off 12-24 hours off the dry time which I am super happy about! Fleece has to be super duper dry before you pack it away.
I do not plan to dye any of the fleece before or after spinning it as I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the natural fibre. I am hoping to maybe get a jumper out of each excluding the tiny shetland but I will have to see how much is left after skirting and washing and combing it.
Oh I also still need to get some combs! Husband is thinking of making some rudimentary ones for me with wood and nails. I will definately be doing a dedicated series of posts on the cleaning and processing of these fleece as well as the spinning. And if husband makes the combs I might make a post about that too depending on how sucessfull that endevour is.
I hope that you have been having a wonderful craft week!
Peace and Love