Stuff and Things
The Crafting With Colour KAL is proceeding well. Finished Objects should be posted in this FO Thread (please no chat there). Please also read all the rules carefully before posting to make sure your project fits the rules.
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The KAL finishes on 31st August 2015, so still plenty of time to enter.
Starting on 1st September, I'll be hosting a spin a long. It's going to be a simple and straight forward SAL, using a minimum of 100g or 3.5oz of fibre and spinning at least 100yds/91m. The SAL will finish on 30th September and there will be two prizes:
The first prize that will be drawn was kindly donated by Deb of Fondant Fibre, which I showed a few months ago. It's a set of blending roving made from Shetland/Merino/Bamboo. The set is in 6 colours and weighs 150g in total. The set is called Harlequin Bites.
This second prize was very kindly donated by Sara of Sara's Texture Crafts. This is two matching 50g batts of merino in the Porto colourway.
Done and Dusted
Holi Party by Joji Locatelli using Noro Iro in colourway 69.
World of Wool Superwash hand dyed in the oven using Wilton's Cake Decorating Gels - Set of 8 Food Colour Pastes and white vinegar.
SpunRightRound Rambouillet in the Circus colourway. It's a worsted spun 2ply aimed at obtaining a barber pole appearance. It turned out to be a heavy fingering weight yarn measuring 363m.
Fondant Fibre Organic Merino Silk and Baby Llama in the Beach Huts colourway. It's a worsted spun 3ply in the worsted weight, amounting to 136m.
Botany Lace Hitofude using Araucania Botany Lace in the 2118 colourway, bought from Stash Fine Yarns (they have 35% off all yarns including those on sale). The project bag was from Lowland Originals.
Nuvem by Martina Behm in Wollmeise Lace-Garn in the Cu colorway. The project bag was from MinaMakes of The Knitting Expat Podcast.
Yarn Geek Fibers BFL in the Iron Man II colourway. I am using a Neal Brand spindle in Black Palm and Ivorywood.
Into The Whirled 85% Polwarth/25% Silk in the Captain Tightpants colourway. I am using two Spanish Peacock Bead Whorl spindles.
Knitty and Color Superwash Targhee in the Early Fall colourway. I have 4oz.
Sara's Texture Crafts Polwarth fibre in the Final Frontier colourway and 70% BFL/30% Silk fibre in the Fangorn colourway. Sara also kindly sent me some Mint Choc merino silk batts to try.
HilltopCloud Gradient Packs in the Conch and Cabbage Leaf options. Conch is comprised of 50% Merino/25% Shetland/12% Silk/12% Baby Alpaca. Cabbage Leaf is comprised of 55% Merino/30% Corriedale/15% Bamboo. Each pack weighs 140g and is made of 9 colours of blended fibre.
Apple Rose Fibers Undyed Cormo Top (4oz). I talk about the #spin15aday instagram spin-a-long where people are spinning 15 minutes a day. BaaBonnyBelle sent me some Cormo locks.
OnTheRound Signature Sock in the Silver Lining Tweed colourway. It's a 4ply/fingering weight yarn made of 80% Merino and 20% Nylon and it measures 375m/410yds.
Posh Yarn Fenella Sock in the Let's Be Up and Doing colourway. It's a 4ply/fingering weight yarn made of 75% Merino and 25% Cashmere and it measures 355m/388yds.
Thank you to the purchasers of my destashed yarn. There's still more and if you see something you like that isn't listed in the Trade/Sell category, you can always ask, I might let it go if you really want it.