Tour de fleece, finished shawl,spun (thin) yarn
But the sun is shining once more, I heard the delightful dawn chorus this morning so that is good.
There has been crafty stuff going on chez Moggie.
A finished shawl From Vixen to Goddess. So named because the original pattern was called Vixen. I made the red hot chilli shawl ,previously shown, as per pattern(mainly) but this one I decided to improvise so I threw in some bands of stocking stitch.
I much prefer this I think.
Fibre was some merino from Adelaide Walker, drum carded with silk, glittery trilobal and angelina and some BFL.
Very sparkly and very gorgeous to spin.
I love the lightness of it and I love the way it drapes. Wasn't it lucky that some of the flowers in the garden matched so beautifully with it?
Mr Mog and I are joining the Tour de Fleece on Ravelry. The aim is to spin each day of the Tour de France. As we both follow it avidly this seemed a good project. We don't watch the full stage each day but the ITV highlights of an hour per night.
Less irritating than the incomprehensible waffle from the commentators on Sky , ITV are much more restrained normally and don't spoil the action with inane comments. The idea is that we will spin of an evening while watching the highlights, not necessarily the full hour.
Mr Mog is doing a melange of fibres, a sampler almost.
I've dyed 400g of BFL/Kid mohair. Something I haven't spun before so a challenge for me.
I wanted an undersea colourway so kettle dyed the fibre with cerulean blue, jade, emerald and a tiny bit of spruce.
I love it.
My next photograph is of some merino cashmere fibre I purchased from Mandacrafts at Wonderwool. This fibre wanted to be spun fine so who am I to disagree with it? Despite hating to knit with fine yarn I decided to go along with the bolshy fibre.
A challenge for me but one I managed to win.
This skein is just 65g in weight and a staggering 531 yards of yarn.
I am very pleased with it, hence 2 photographs for you.
What I will do with it I have no idea. I do have another 85gms so sufficient for something big when I spin it up.