The weather has been absolutely outstanding. Now I'm wondering what will summer 2012 be like?
Things that have been happening:
My new wheel is done. Photo to appear soon.
Spring shearing of sheep & goats at a nearby friend's farm. New baby goats. Photo to appear soon.
|Spun on my new wheel. Wool is Falkland 56's, 2 ply.|
The wheel is a 25" diameter & spins really nice. I have to get to know it better. This is to be my main wheel.
|Newest book I can't wait to start.|
My knitting style is changing. This will be the second time I will be relearning my knitting style. I went from holding my wool supply in my right hand to the Continental style where the it's held in the left hand & very short quick movements few years ago.
Now I move onto a 'combined style as suggested in 'Knitting in the Old Way'.
I'm still practicing with swatches before I start a sweater design & start a sweater hopefully with my own handspun.
|Tree down in our yard.|
This old, very large, but dead tree was the victim of one of our windstorms just before spring arrived.
|Shetland fleece drying.|
The fleece from 'Hans" (I think it was) followed me home after shearing last week. Here it dries in the sun & wind. I wonder what it will be?
|Dye garden spring 2012|
Spring time look at part of the dye garden. That might be the coreopsis that's all green.
|Lace scarf. Woad. Handspun 2 ply.|
|Woad overdyed with leftover marigold from last year.|
The lace scarf was a pleasure to knit. A simple two line pattern. Easy peasy! Soft & yummy!
It's a light yellowy green. Interesting, but would I do it again? No.