Suddenly the temperatures are above 80 F so I have fleece on the line. I know I said no more fleece but I decided to support the fleece producers via a FB site for farmers who want to sell their fleece privately due to the low prices being offered by the Wool Marketing Board this year.
I purchased a Jacob/Dorset, reasonably soft for hats and outerwear, probably not next to skin but I'll see how it spins up. The fleece was really well skirted, very little vegetable matter and nice and open. The seller admitted that she hadn't sold fleece before so I was trying to describe what spinners liked when she said that she had one that was even more cobwebby :-)
I see what she means ! I was after something that was an easy spin and not white as I've spun a lot of white fleece recently for dyeing and I wanted something different to spin when we go away for a weekend. Fingers crossed that we don't have a local lockdown over the next few weeks.
I've given it a quick pass on the combs then on the drum carder so its more manageable for packing, I'll divide the batts into 60gm batches so I'm guaranteed over 100gm per skein.
Yes, I have an empty lace pillow again, I finished the narrow strip that I was doing, then had chance to pick up my new glasses so I'm going to start a wider piece at some point during the week . I have 31 pairs plus an odd bobbin wound up ready for when I get chance to sit down and concentrate on setting the next piece up. After many years I seem to be coming to the end of some of my lace threads so next time I sell some yarn (if I get chance) I'll treat myself to some more threads.
The main excitement of the week was this,
can you see it? this was the view from the back window in the middle of the week.
Following an incident a few roads away, the paramedics were flown in and landed on the playing field behind us where they were picked up and driven to the location. Major excitement for all the local children who were fascinated by it being so close and so loud ! We've lived here about 30 years and this is the first time this has happened as usually they would use the school playing fields nearby.
Following on from last weeks post, a friend asked me to make her some masks as the ones she had bought were all too big. I have four waiting for her to try when she calls round next week.
and whilst the machine was out I made a few more for us. I think we need maybe another half dozen before our holiday just incase they don't dry out fast enough when washed. We do have some disposable ones in case of emergency but I really don't want to buy anymore just for them to end up in landfill especially when I have so many fabric oddments stashed away.
Now the weather is so good, my rag rug has had its first wash !! usually I would just give it a good beating but its had things spilt on it so it got a good scrub earlier this week.
Also the blackberries are out so its blackberry and apple with yogurt for breakfast :-)
That's about it for now, have a great weekend x