Monday, 16 April 2018

back to the fluffy stuff

I tried really hard to give myself a break but it didn't work.

the evidence against me...

as I speak there are 6 bags of fleece and a skein of hebridean on the line and a bag of ryland next to me ready to be processed.
I will be slowing down soon as I'm due to return to work later this week.

Speak soon x

Sunday, 8 April 2018

back on the road again,

We decided to take a weekend away in the van just to check that everything works especially the gas heating , fridge etc ready for our next trip up north.

We spent the weekend on a campsite just outside Castleton in the Peak District. This is an area that we used to visit by motorcycle many ,many years ago and it was nice to explore at a slightly slower pace.

Peverill Castle overlooks the small town, this photo also shows the edge of the original market square.

Narrow alleyways always look intriguing and the charity book store was rather unique :-)

We had a wander round and popped into a pub for a pint then back to the campsite to check all the gizmos were working as they should be.

On the way back I had to recruit some volunteers as this little guy was running away on the wrong side of the fence to his mum :-)

Most importantly, I checked that the space I had earmarked for the spinning wheel was big enough, fits.

The view from the weekend and the campsite early in the morning , speak soon xx

Thursday, 5 April 2018

It started off so promising..

So, with everything packed away including my spinning wheels I had a rummage in the cupboard and came up with my lace bobbins.

I even found the pins...

and the pillow..

then a letter arrived reminding me to have a check up at the opticians just as I realised that I maybe need stronger glasses for the fine lace that I enjoy making !!

Project now on hold whilst I have a think about things :-)

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

fluff update

As you know I have been spinning and knitting for the last 3 months whilst recovering from my injury. Admittedly not all the time but a little each day.

Last week I spun mostly this...

but the biggest change has been in my workroom, the first photo was taken 25.02
spot the bags of fleece !!! at one point I counted 25 but this morning I counted 13 empty bags, ok so  they hadn't all been full but they are now definitely empty.

the large plastic containers still have their original content, the smaller ones contain knitting and spun yarn ( more out of site in this pic )

my personal knitting stash lives in here..
The point of this post is that I am taking a short break from spinning, I will probably have something on the needles if we go away at the weekend but I will not be spinning at home. This is just to avoid complete burnout and to get my brain working on something else before I return to work.

Speak Soon xx

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

just another weekend.

It was Easter last weekend, the weather was pretty bad with rain,  snow on the Monday and Ian was working Friday and Monday anyway. Really it was just another weekend marked by the fact that we had to renew our membership at Papplewick Pumping Station nearby.

A good excuse to get out of the house and take a few photos in spite of the weather.

We visit two or three times a year, generally for the steampunk and 40's weekends, not bad value at £20.00 joint yearly membership. We are hoping to give back some of our time once we retire.

On the knitting front, I finished the hat and now only have one more that is half finished. The WIP is turning out rather large so I will probably try and shrink it slightly and keep it for myself as I can fit all my hair inside it!.

That's about it for now, I have some more yarn drying, more fleece to spin and more time off work until I've seen the Physio next week.

Speak soon xx