Wednesday, 13 April 2016
Spinning, Spring and silly Kevin
With all that blustery, nasty, not so spring weather, I spent a lot of time at the spinning wheel. I finished spinning up almost 100 gm of the purple, plied it and wet finished it. It really does look nice with that green. I didn't enjoy spinning the purple as much as I did the green. There were a lot of neps and scrappy bits which slowed things down and made for more inconsistencies that I'd like. However, the mill ends were $8 for a very generous pound, so I'm not really complaining. The price was right and the colours are quite lovely.
Fibre Garden sells. You can get it in a big packet of white and it takes dye beautifully, so I often just pop a bit in when I have a dye pot going. However, they have a few really great colours that are easier to purchase than to do myself.
We were out shopping the other day, having a hard time finding a pair of boots with the particular features I was looking for. I mentioned to DH that perhaps Fibre Garden had what I was looking for. He didn't fall for that trick though. He is a smart guy, obviously. In general, I dislike shopping. A trip to Fibre Garden is never amiss, although it always costs dearly.