March 18, 2009

It is always wisest to wind mohair outside;)

The above post title is because of this;-
There was much more fluff but as it floated around the garden I suspect the birds will use it for their nest building. This mohair was very fluffy and I didn't want to get fibres around the house or indeed to breathe them in. It was a beautiful day today and very sunny so the garden seemed a good idea. Mr Mog kindly helped to move the yarn on the swift as I wound the wool winder. The yarns tuck together well so it wasn't an easy task.

As you can see though we made it:) This is the yarn from yesterday's blog post and it is all ready to start a shawl with.
I do have to bead this one first.
Now finished with a fancy border and awaiting beads then blocking.

Here you can see the 2 beads I'm going to use, colour doesn't show properly as they are in bags but watch this space:)


Rosie said...

Your local bird population is going to have very stylish nests. We watched a blackbird cramming an unbelievabale quantity of grass and crocosmia leaves into his beak yesterday.

Looking forward to seeing the completed shawl.

Anonymous said...

Lovely colours.

I'd love to know how you do your beaded fringes.

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