My Knitting and Stitching Show Stash

Went along to the Knitting and Stitching show and couldn’t resist getting this little lot for my stash.

AW Stash 1

This fibre is just so luscious. Mainly super soft Merino but slubby pink bits, sparkly lime, and shimmering silk too. I cannot wait to spin it. Got it at the Spin City stand.

I finally got myself a Niddy Noddy for winding my skeins – not more winding onto the dining chair back.

AW Stash 2

Sparkly Jute! Couldn’t resist it – and maybe I am a bit odd but I simply love the smell – so as well as keep touching and stroking it I have to keep sniffing it too. Tee hee hee x.

AW Stash 3

I bought a selection of crochet cottons in various thicknesses for my Passementerie making stash.

AW Stash 4

I also got some silky cords and who could resist these lovely pink beads.

 

Now to think about what I am going to make …….

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Spinning an Art Yarn

Good evening. I have been itching to have a play on my spinning wheel for ages. I think that it’s been over a year since I last gave myself this treat. Last night I had a free evening – so I had decided to make some art yarn. I didn’t worry too much about even thickness and there were loose and overspun sections. I found that difficult to do as I panic if it doesn’t spin evenly – tee hee.

I used Botany Lap Waste from World of Wool. This is a surprise mix of fibres including Merino Wool, other wools and fibres such as silk, bamboo etc. Basically a lucky dip. I combined it with and shiny Trilobal Nylon in rainbow colours. I was really pleased with the results. The yarn ranges from about Aran weight to Chunky (UK). Now I need to decide what to make with it.

 

AW White Fibre

White fibre. I don’t know what it contains but it is a mix of off white and bright white super soft fibre. I think there is some Merino Wool in it.

 

AW Trilobal Nylon

Trilobal Nylon – this adds such sparkle.

 

AW Art Yarn Single

Here it is before being plied. You can see that there are thick and thin areas, and some areas that are loose or overspun – I just ‘went for it’.

AW Art Yarn Plyed 1

AW Art Yarn Plyed 2AW Art Yarn 3

Finally I plied the yarn using the Navajo technique.