As usual it's mad here, the sock yarn is selling well at Getknitted so I'm due to dye some more this evening.
At the weekend I went to a massive Art show in Oxford called 'Art in Action' It is absolutely amazing, lots of artists from all over the world showing you how they do their work. Weirdly however knitting isn't considered an art a such, there was knitting done by knitting machine in the textiles tent but the hand knitted work was in the market tent, as opposed to the textiles tent. I'm not too sure I agree with that, so I guess it's up to me to change it!
As for spinning I have been thoroughly enjoying spinning my dyed fibres at the moment, so here is what I have been up to:
Firstly some silk I spun, this is the most successful silk I have ever spun, mainly because I think I prepared it properly first which meant spinning wasn't agonizing and was actually much quicker than I have found it in the past.
Here is is:
Secondly I blended some merino, kid mohair, and wendsleydale and spun a singles yarn, it should have in theory turned out the same as the turquoise yarn I spun a couple of posts ago, but actually it's a little different; more fluffy, however I did add some Angelina fibres to give it a little sparkle. These bats were meant for Emma, but I couldn't help myself, they were calling me to spin them!
Here's the yarn:
Finally here is what is on my bobbin at the moment:
It's some merino from the same dye lot as above. I will ply this because it's quite quick to spin, and I'm getting lazy doing all these singles yarns.
More business news, there will be a fyberspates shop website which is currently being built, this will be concentrating on hand spun yarns and fibres for spinning. Plus the possibility of more hand painted yarns but most of those will be sold by Get knitted. I'll post the link soon when it looks a little more near completion, It is officially due to go live in Sept.