Monday, February 8, 2016

January's Productivity

I didn't post anything in January, but that doesn't mean that I wasn't buried in woolly goodness. Oh no, not at all!  I was quite productive last month, filling an order for MacAusland's Mill and messing around with some Belfast Mini Mills yarn in the hopes of finding the right gauge to make a shawl for myself.  And in other news, for those who wish to attend, the annual Maritime Spinner's Retreat registration forms are ready and if you are not already on the list, you can find us on Facebook and ask to be added to the mailing list.  The theme for this year's retreat will be to do with carding and the competition is working a little differently.  If you choose to participate in the competition, you will receive a 4ox, hand dyed, merino roving in the mail....just like this one....

everyone gets the same fiber, in the same colourway (and the above picture is true to the actual colours).  The fiber is to be spun and made into a project of your choosing.  It can be knitted, crocheted, woven etc, and you can add up to 4oz of another fiber or yarn to create the project.  I will probably be using mohair yarn won at a previous retreat that I had hand dyed, as my extra fiber.  You can see the yarn in the picture below (inside the roving) but the pic does not do the colours justice.

I am so looking forward to starting this project, but I've decided that I cannot until I'm finished spinning the fiber I'm already working on.  There really isn't that much left to do, I just can't seem to sit down and do it.  Until then, here is a pic of the order I just finished...blanket mittens, and machine knit hats and mittens.  It was a fun order and I enjoyed putting it all together.

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