So...carrying on from yesterday, this is the youngest's 'nest' from the weaving demonstration at school:
She just loves it! She wanted me to write that she wove the dried grass through the nest and then lined it with the fleecy wool to keep her birds nice and snug :)
At the end of the session, there was quite a supply of plant material left over, some of which I took home and played with...
It's teensy-tiny and would only hold a couple of eggs. I'm thinking of using it to hold the wrinkly egg we had laid last week..the perfect containment!
Once I started looking around, I discovered we have many plants on our property that could be used for weaving play. I started eyeing off the willow tree and though the pickings were slim, still managed to scrounge a few 'whippy' branches for this rustic offering:
When I got home from my usual Friday goings on today, imagine my surprise when I found this delighful package on our front doorstep from the ever generous Celia!
A beautiful, spirally smooth, round banneton! For little old me!! She really is so sweet and I have to say I can not wait to start shaping bread in it. Oh, and inside the little tin are some very handy book darts for marking lines/pages. These will be most useful. Thanks so much, Celia!
In the end, the rest of my multi-coloured Bendigo fleece spun up like this:
..again, 8ply/dk weight. I seem to be developing a comfortable rhythm for this size wool. Goodness knows what will happen when I decide to try something different!
It turned out differently to how I was expecting and I'm still deciding if I actually like the colour blend. In the meantime though, I will attempt to make it into some sort of garment for the youngest.
I also noticed this week that our homegrown garlic was all starting to sprout and needs to be planted out. Quick!
So that is what I will be up to tomorrow, putting the cloves in the ground in between the daughter's netball game and visiting with family. What's happening in your parts?