Our blog is a year old this week. We have had 5 473 visits, we have 156 followers and Christine’s Crescent Shawl is the top post for the year. Margaret’s sheep cushion was close, though. Can’t think of a better way to celebrate our love of spinning than with a homespun shawl and a homespun sheep cushion. We love spinning and we look out over the ocean and just spin and chat and share ideas. We do not stop talking.
Top left is the wool skein Hilary brought back with her on her return to the group . She had spun and plied it and it was a big, fat, squishy skein of beautiful wool we all loved. Such a lot of spinning. To the right is her latest effort . She is spinning a wool batt from the Bendigo Woollen Mills and it has a lovely sheen which doesn’t show up in the picture. We loved the colours.
Bottom left is Karin’s spinning. She is spinning one of Alexis’ wool batt colourways and it looks amazing. So vibrant and the colour has such visual appeal. If you look at the picture you can see Alexis’ jumper to the left top of the picture and the joke was that Karin might just start spinning that off her back because the colours were so similar and Karin was loving the colour of her spinning.
In the middle is Janette’s homespun waistcoat she had grabbed from her car because the temperature dropped again. All those lovely browns, creams and fawns. It’s not new but it is in excellent condition and living proof spinning your own wool is worth it. She made the buttons for her waistcoat too. The natural colours are lovely and it’s a nice, warm garment.
This is what we love. The colours, the spinning and then being able to create lovely things. They are always different because, with spinning, you can spin the colours you want.