|Crochet bag pattern HERE|
Another homespun item...a Man Hat. When I purchased the spinning wheel, the man was kind enough to throw in a big bag of fleece which I washed, spun and dyed with oak bark. It was very soft originally although as I was knitting it up it was a little on the scratchy side. Not sure what type of sheep it was from. Hubby hasn't said anything, but if he does I think I might line it with some t-shirt fabric or polar fleece. Again, two strands of yarn were knitted together to create a worsted/10 ply thickness. The black stripes are from some leftover bought yarn.
|Homespun "Turn a Square' hat, pattern HERE|
A card for a special person with some homemade cheer:
|Daffodil pattern HERE Pansy pattern HERE|
Not anything to do with yarn I know, I finally finished sewing this tunic top this week which has been staring at me from the sewing room for months now! It's just an altered thing from an existing top pattern I had, which I added some length and sleeves too and some ties for the back to pull it in a bit. It is a bit of a sack, but so very comfy!
And earlier in the week, I had reason to be up in Bendigo in central Victoria and just had to call into the woollen mills there - which I highly recommend you do if you are in that area (and knit/crochet/spin)! They have a shop that sells direct to the public and have the most colourful shelves lined with all sorts of fleecy goodness you can imagine. I came home with some 12 ply yarn, a selection of different coloured 'singles' from their box out the front as well as a big bag of fluff! I had so much fun playing with this last night when I should've been doing other things. It was great to just sit and play for no other reason than because I wanted to!
|Bendigo woollen mill fleece spun with bought singles - this is fast spinning!|