fun

spinning is fun. this colourway is called „fun“. so double fun for me 😀

spun two singles and plied them. the result is about 300m and 97g of yarn. the roving is 50% merino, 50% tussah silk and made the yarn really soft and shiny! it’s from rad-der-zeit by the way.

i already started a pair of plain toe-up socks. will post photos soon.

woolee winder!

i used to start drooling as soon as i saw a woolee winder somewhere. those awsomely tidy wound up bobbins! well, i may have talked about it for some time… and the best boyfriend in the world ordered one for me! just like that. it’s not even my birthday, christmas or anything! 😀

so here it is, the woolee winder for my kromski sonata.

we are currently getting to know each other. the flyer develops a lot of drive when you treadle fast and i discovered that the head of my spinning wheel, where flyer is clipped in, is a bit loose and moves sideways. argh. there are two screws and i’ll try to tighten them. the boyfriend already has some other ideas of glueing the metal pole into the wood. we’ll see. as long as it still works i’m going with the motto: never touch a running system… 😉

i started to spin some shetland roving which i intend to navajo ply afterwards.

looks lovely, doesn’t it?!

thanks tim 😀

moody owl shawl (aka daybreak)

pattern: daybreak by stephen west, size m

i liked knitting this pattern a lot. it’s easy but not boring. the design is great – i like the streight and clean look and that is longer than wide, which is good as i want to wear it as a scarf rather than a shawl.

yarn: old maiden aunt yarn, 100% superwash merino, sock weight. colourways: moody and midnight owl

the yarn is so adorable! very soft, smooth and shiny. a real pleasure to work with! still have some more skeins of old maiden aunt superwash merino in my stash and will definitely buy there again!

needles: 3.5mm circular (knitpro) needle

easter knits

some easter knits i did this year to use up some sock yarn scraps…

i used wollmeise leftovers for this egg. wanted to make more, but i got inredibly bored after the first one 😉

so i knit this little guy instead. may i present you, mr. easter bunny. he’s really tiny and was fun to knit, but i guess amigurumi stuff is just not my favourite thing to do. it takes such a long time to sew pieces together, stuff, weave in thousands of ends…

happy easter!