Saturday, 19 April 2014
Last stage of spinning I core spun the slub yarn onto the fine yarn using S twist and using different methods when I spun on the slubs. I ended up with a rather over spun effect. This I then gave a sharp shock to plunging it from hot to cold water and gave it a slow spin in the washing machine. I then weighted it to set the spin but if you want it to be really springy just dry it the way it is and it will be as if spun on elastic.
Thursday, 17 April 2014
All adds to the fun!!
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
So far so good Mum is managing to feed them all, she is a sensible ewe and feeds from a hand held scoop so she can get extra nuts. Here she is waiting in the evening for the yard gate to be opened so she can come into the safety and warmth of the yard for the night. I only wish all the ewes were as easy as she is.
We number all the ewes the day after they lamb and for ease of identification the twins and triplets are marked red and the singles blue
Monday, 31 March 2014
I am trying a few new ideas and making use of my Spin-o-lution wheel. The great thing about it is I can spin fine or really thick yarn without changing anything except the ratio