December 21st, 2008

more batts and spinning

I missed spinning, so I put the wheel back together. It is almost how i want it to look…the wheel itself hasn’t been completely stripped of varnish, but all the rest has, and I’ve stained it, and it’s looking a lot better….just gotta get round to doing the wheel at some point, but until then at least i get to use it. I’ve been spinning a lovely batt in shades of red merino with added silk and sparkle, it’s sooo soft and yummy.

I’ve also added a few more batts to the shop, and I’m planning to add some pretty beaded orifice hooks as soon as I get a chance to photograph them.

As ever, click the pic for a closer look.
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December 8th, 2008

even more batts!

Just added these batts to the shop. They are mostly merino and sparkle, but the grey one is a mix of alpaca, angora and shetland, and is soooo soft. Click the pic to check them out.

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December 6th, 2008

More yummy batts

Just added some more batts to the shop, this time a wide range of colours and fibres, there’s some amazingly soft superfine merino/silk, Bfl, wensleydale, alpaca and superwash merino/nylon for sock spinning. Click the pic to go to the shop.

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December 4th, 2008

Win fibre/yarn!…and support a good cause

A friend’s mother recently passed away from cancer, and her brave sister is doing a skydive to raise money for charity. If you are kind enough to donate £2, or whatever you can afford, to sponsor her and help her reach her target of £1000, you will be entered into a prize draw to win fluffy fibre and yarn. I have donated a custom carded batt in the winner’s choice of colours, or if the winner isn’t a spinner, I will dye them 100g of sock yarn, again in their choice of colours. Lots of other people have donated prizes too. To be in with a chance of winning, and to see details of the prizes on offer, see her blog post here, and donate as much as you can afford. Thank you!

December 3rd, 2008

quick update

typing is rather hard at the moment, as I have a karma kitten fast asleep on top of me. She has been very affectionate recently since getting locked in next door’s garage overnight one day last wee…I  thought it was a bit funny when she didnt come see me in bed all night, but then when she didnt come for food in the morning, i knew something was up, so i went outside and called her, and heard a pathetic howling coming from their garage. Luckily they leave it unlocked all the time so i could rescue her immediately and bring her indoors for lots of cuddles. She had very very dirty feet, they were so grey they almost matched the rest of her, and they’re still not back to normal even now, so I have no idea what she’d been doing in there…silly kitten!

I’ve carded up a few more batts today, I love having an etsy store as it gives me a chance to play so much more with my carder, which i wouldn’t be able to do if i had to spin all the batts myself. here’s tonight’s update:

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December 2nd, 2008

Another shop update

I’ve been a busy girl, knitting and spinning and felting…and I’ve added a few more bits to the shop as a result of all my hard work. Firstly the spinning fibres (click the pic to go to the shop)

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Then the other bits and bobs, there’s some handknitted hats and fingerless gloves…one pair in yummy Wollmeise yarn, and some felted soaps with added sparkle, which make awesome gifts as they look so pretty…and they’re also practical as they last longer than normal soap, make more foam, and are good for your skin as they are gently exfoliating.

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