With the chilly weather outside, one could hardly believe that it is almost summer time, the bugs, flowers, and allergies are here, but we have been lacking the warmth from the sunshine.
I’ve found ways to distract myself though, in the form of canning and you guessed it, spinning.
For the first time ever I have canned some jelly/honey like concoction from lilacs
More like honey, less like jelly. A little of both but not at the same time. We enjoy it though.
I love lilacs, my grandmother’s loved lilacs as well and each year I look forward to smelling their sweet scent in the air.
I’m really enjoying my new wheel, it’s so smooth and easy to use.
This is Doodle/Romney blend I spun up for a friend who lost her pooch a while back.
This is a Polworth/Silk blend that I dyed myself
Thoughts of the beach were my inspiration for the colors
Around this time however I started to realize the sad truth about my wheel…or my bobbin per say. It can only hold so much yarn, that would not do.
So I placed an order and while I awaited for my parcel, I spun up this beautiful chocolate mint Shetland/Merino combo.
The super flyer kit was exactly what I needed for my wheel
It’s huge and will hold a 500gms of yarn compared to the smaller bobbin that only holds 130gm.
I can also make bulky yarn now if I chose to!
With my order came this lovely merino wool to sample
Shades of blues and grays
I hope your day is more sunny than gray wherever you are!
Have a great day folks!