Spinning · Weaving

New year, new skill set

I would like to start by saying I don’t do New Year resolutions. Nothing wrong with them but I don’t think I have ever met a person who has seen one through. What I do believe in is continuing to learn and add to your skills and with that getting to play with new bits of fibre kit.

My husband came through with a Kromski Harp Forte for my Christmas/ birthday gift and I have had lots of fun researching and having a play.

The first thing I have learnt is that I need to keep an eye on my edges and the second is that acrylic yarn is pretty stretchy, but I was rather pleased with my first scarf attempt which my son has happily claimed.

Weaving is not a quick process, or not yet but it took me about 3 days to make the scarf and I don’t think that’s bad going. I learn best by doing so I quickly worked out how much tension I needed and that the edges are the tricky bit so I watch those much more now. I put the loom away for a couple of days after that as it’s just been so busy over Christmas and I needed to finish some yarn that was on my wheel

(Some Naughty Neons from Shunklies spun two different ways).

Yesterday I had some free time in the morning though and I’ve gone a bit all out this time with some Ice Yarns Cotton Fine Cakes that I started and frogged a couple of times. I knew what I wanted from the cakes but I just wasn’t getting it from knitting or crochet so I warped it on my loom and I am really hoping that I can do justice to how pretty this looks

I’m also starting to spin a stunning Spin City batt I got for my birthday (more on that soon) as well as crocheting another Persian Tiles blanket for a customer order.

So I hope you had a lovely Festive period, however you spent it, and I hope that the new year treats you well. May your fibre be squishy and your stash plentiful.


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