Monday, 6 August 2018

I'm so easily distracted

First up, my stitching, because there isn't really any colour variation in this page, it doesn't really look like it's growing at all, it was brown and black last week and it's still brown and black this week, but in a slightly fuller week. As some who's loving colour at the moment (and let's be honest, I'm a bit of a colour junkie all the time) I am struggling with this page at the moment, just because I want something to pop out with some brightness, However, I'm hoping to have a bit of stitching time this week so hopefully I'll have something more exciting to show next week. (Well, this week, running a little late this week).


And here's my pop of colour for this week, seeing as I am missing it from my stitching this week. Last September I treated myself to a Spinning Wheel at Yarndale, I had a bit of a play, but it wasn't clicking for me, and I didn't really have the time to practice and try and get better at it. The spinning wheel has come back out in the last couple of weeks and it's sort of clicked some now I'm spinning and it's not instantly falling apart, and I've managed to spin two different colours and ply them together and it almost looks like yarn. Don't get me wrong, there are flaws, but for my first and second attempt I'm pretty happy with these. The one on the right looks awesome (I'm so modest) in the hank, but I know that the colour jumps are too abrupt because I how I spun it (I literally jumped from colour to colour). I'm slightly disappointed by the one on the left. It was a beautiful rainbow fibre, but because all of the colours are trying to blend together it's come out a little bit brown. If you look at it up close you can see the different colours in there, but at this distance it's come out a bit brown. What am I going to do with these? I have no idea! I'll think of something, and I need to choose my next fibre for spinning, I've already got a pretty massive stash, and it's less than 8 weeks to Yarndale, lucky I've been saving. I came home with a wheel last year, who knows that I'll come home with this year.

2 comments:

rosey175 said...

Yarn spinning looks interesting! Is it possible to "unspin" it once it's been wound together or do all the fibers stick together? I'm kind of glad there's no Yarndale like event anywhere near me (that I know of) or else I'd be doomed...

The Crafty Princess said...

Keep at it stunner, the colours will come. Nice progress anyway. Wow I didn't know that you were a spinner as well as a stunner. Nice one.
xo Alicia