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More freshly spun merino wool. This time in Ruby and aubergine. Working hard to get a lot of wool spun and knitted into squares for a throw for my MIL for christmas. Hopefully I'll finish in time.
26th Sep 2009, 16:02   | tags:,,

beth says:

love the ruby

26th Sep 2009, 17:23

Tori says:

Beautiful shots.

26th Sep 2009, 17:51

Caine says:

Love these shots!

26th Sep 2009, 19:58

Spiderbaby says:

Ooh very nice :) All done with the drop-spindle?

27th Sep 2009, 05:02

Kostika says:

Yea all using the drop spindle.

27th Sep 2009, 09:33

Spiderbaby says:

Very impressed. My drop spindle efforts never came to more than a few broken pieces of string.... Am inspired to give it another go now, though will have to use up a lot of the other wool first. Something for the future :)

27th Sep 2009, 19:22

Kostika says:

It has taken me a bit of practice to be able to get it as consistant as this. The secret is in drafting the wool ahead of spinning. Dont try for too fine a wool at first. As you get the hang of it you'll know how thick or thin to draft it out.

28th Sep 2009, 01:54

Spiderbaby says:

I started with a kit which basically contained bits of untreated wool gathered straight off wire fences. I didn't have the time or tools to pick all the bits out, clean and properly sort it out so it's to be expected the results were not great. One day, I'll give it a proper chance. In the mean-time I'll just look at your wool instead :)

29th Sep 2009, 01:02

Kostika says:

That would be a bit daunting the first time trying to spin. I get my Merino tops from www.worldowool.co.uk and they're wonderful.

29th Sep 2009, 01:31

Spiderbaby says:

That's a much better idea :) Mustn't be too tempted just yet though, too much other wool to use up.

29th Sep 2009, 01:41

Kostika says:

They have great prices too. It's hard to not be tempted.

29th Sep 2009, 01:45

Spiderbaby says:

I....must....resist...!

29th Sep 2009, 02:08

Kostika says:

Oh come on. Be tempted. Only £2.50 for 100g.

29th Sep 2009, 19:36

Spiderbaby says:

Oh don't! I'm already trying to think of a way to explain to Crickson the possibility that we may need to hire a shipping container to transport my wool collection to wherever we end up next after our contracts in RI end next year... I think he already suspects.

29th Sep 2009, 20:27

Kostika says:

Well if you find you just can't move it all I think I could find a happy home for it.....

29th Sep 2009, 22:46

Spiderbaby says:

Alright then. Thank goodness the wool will never be homeless :)

1st Oct 2009, 23:31

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