Friday, 27 July 2012
Monday, 23 July 2012
Dawn's (who I happened to bump into at the same spot, lovely to meet you Dawn, hope your voice is on the mend)
This woven scarf was so fine, and so silky soft. I loved the zig zag effect woven into the scarf.
After the exhibit, was the rare breeds show. There were stunning rams.
The cutest baby alpaca (cria)
A Leicestershire Longwool. Oh, how I felt for this sheep. She had won her class, and was in the final for best in show. I was admiring her stunning locks, but very relieved that she was going to be shorn the next day, as it was very hot!
I must admit to being very glad to be home though, as I really missed everyone, and what a surprise I had! Stuart has been working so hard all day, and tackled many areas of the house that had been neglected. Now I have to try not to undo all that hard work!!
Friday, 20 July 2012
We are all looking forward to the summer break, with little adventures planned, and the opportunity to work to our own timetable (ie not racing round like headless chickens first thing in the morning!!) Hope you all have an enjoyable Summer break too, and look forward to the adventures ahead.
Wednesday, 11 July 2012
this recipe (although I halved the recipe), and it took a while longer than the hour they suggested! It actually took the exact time it takes for Sophie to watch Toy Story 3, which is very convenient to say the least!
paneer, but between all this cooking, plus the usual consumption of milk, and me remembering to stop the milk for the next delivery, we have in effect run out of spare milk!
I'll save the paneer for the next time I forget to cancel the milk!
Saturday, 7 July 2012
So, I got the phone call to say that the fleece was all bagged up and ready for collection. Stuart very kindly picked it up for me on his way home from work. I was curious. What did 10kg of fleece look like? I didn't have to wait long. Look, this is what it looks like! Filling the back of out large 7 seater car's boot!
Yesterday was wet, so it had to stay in the car. The first glimpse of blue skies today, and I was out trying to skirt the fleece. I laid it out to the best of my ability, but it was all tangled up. Anyhow, I set too, sorting the brown from the white, and removing the REALLY dirty bits and the second cuts. Looks like there are two fleeces per big bag, and possibly one in the smaller feed bags. That's alot of fleece.
Wednesday, 4 July 2012
I have been spinning ready to make the yarn for the cushion cover for the Guild competition that is being run at Christmas. The first bobbin is a blended merino which was in a bag of lap waste from World of Wool, which I bought when I got my wheel.
this pattern.That's the plan anyway!
blogged about this, so will not bore you all! But this bag has led to two more orders for some iPad cases in a similar style. So there will be a bit more spinning to do fairly soon too!
Spinspiration again this month, and off to see what everyone else has been up to, and what fleeces have been acquired (as it is THAT time of year!)