Bits and bytes

The past few days have been jam-packed. I hardly know where to start! So, in no particular order…. On Saturday we meandered out to Linda Lewis’ place in Chapel Cove to visit the sheep and pick up a spinning wheel part. I ordered a jumbo flyer for my wheel because having to stop part-way through…

The wool over my eyes

The shop has been updated with a few new skeins of handspun! Go have a look! Then come back and read some more….. 😉 Someone asked me the other day what wool spun from the lock looks like.  I suppose it can differ quite a bit, since the fibres (their staple length and quality) and…

Yesterday’s results

As promised, here are the photos of yesterday’s spinning. The brightly-coloured piece is N-plied or Navajo-plyed, which preserves the colour singularity nicely. I quite enjoy the rhythm of N-plying, once I get going on it. It makes a slightly weaker yarn in theory, but I’ve never found this to be a real difficulty if there’s…

Before and After

Before and After – Romney/Rambouillet fleece during cleaning Here’s a quick look at the Rambouillet/Romney fleece (in the last post, it’s the one that took up the whole table) before and after washing. I used a two-hour hot soak with an enzyme-free dish soap, followed by another hot soak without soap and then a final…

The Postman Cometh

(Actually, the postman dropped something off at the local post office. We don’t get door-to-door delivery in these parts.) Last night I got an email notice that there was a package waiting for me at the post office. This would normally be a reason to cheer, after all, who doesn’t like getting packages, especially those…