I haven't been spending much time on the computer, but I have been doing lots of other things.
Summer is finally here and I have enjoyed working outside!!
Things are growing and blooming, which is so nice after that incredible long winter.
I have done a bit of sewing on the Rob Peter to Pay Paul quilt -
I also finished knitting a sweater -
This is The Seamless Artemisia Sweater from Craftsy.
It is such a great way to knit a sweater - from the top down with no seams, so I tried it on as it grew to make sure that it fit just right (it is 30°C/86°F today and hopefully it will be a long time until I need to wear a wool sweater!).
The only thing that I did different than the instructions was to knit the sleeves two at a time, using the magic loop technique (like I knit socks).
Yesterday I dyed some wool ready for spinning.
It is the first time I have tried this and it went very well (I used acid dyes - just need vinegar to set the dye, and I steamed the bundles in an old canner). The top pastel one is wool and nylon for socks, it came out lighter than I expected. This is the fibre before steaming -
This Saturday the Tour de Fleece starts - it is a month long online spinning challenge (runs the time of the Tour de France), so I am all set.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!♥