I'm so glad you're here. I have taken a bit of a social media break to focus on my creativity and mental health.
I realised I was holding onto a lot of stress, anxiety and imposter syndrome, so I thought it would be best to step back and enjoy perfect moments in the beautiful silence of my home with the sun pouring in while I hand process wool, knit, clean, create and explore the new discoveries and thoughts in my mind.
As a family, we have been up to some fun things. Including our usual fishing trips to our favourite spots.
So, what else have I been up too! Well, a lot of processing of fleeces. Most are cross breeds. I got my hands on a Cormo fleece from a ewe called Lenny and a Targhee/Rambouilette fleece called Lyla.
Pictured here are some nests of combed top and samples I spun.
Several other fleeces I've been processing are crossbreeds of Romney, BFL, Corriedale, Dorset, Icelandic, Merino, and some interesting Dorper hair sheep bred with finer wools. I tell ya! They are fascinating to process and spin!
I have also finished quite a few knitted items in the last few months. So I thought I'd share 2 of my favourites and one handspun wip.
My Inclinations Cowl by Andrea Mowry.
I used 2 skeins of my BFL 2ply Fingering weight in the colourways Chaos and Chaos 2: Electric Boogaloo. I held each colour double. For my CC I used 1 skein of my Sport weight Low Mileage Wool. The Whole cowl weighs Approx 313g.
I used the needles called for and knit according to the pattern.
I really enjoyed this knit. Half Fishermans rib made a very squishy and cozy cowl. And These 2 yarns are a match made in heaven!
Second in line!
Laula Shawl by Sari Nordlund
I used 70g of my Low Mileage Wool. I chose to use Mic's wool.
This little shawl is quite intuitive and I found I could mostly memorize the chart. I made no modifications, But I wish I had done one more pattern repeat before beginning the decreases.
Finally, a WIP I casted on just last night.
The Harlow hat by Andrea Mowry.
I'm using Brooklyn Tweed's Loft yarn in the Fossil natural shade and for my contrast colour I'm using my handspun yarn which is a 3ply fractal spin. A BFL and mohair blend which I got from Crafty Jacks over a year ago.
This hat is sort of like a vanilla sock for me. I love brioche and I love using my handspun!
I'll be back on the gram soon. I just need some refreshing. In the meantime, you can catch up with me a little more on my You Tube channel and by all means, check out what's new in the shop!
I hope you are well and enjoying your summer and soaking up those perfect moments.
FYI - The term "Perfect Moments" comes from Tracey of Oliver and Rain on IG and You Tube. She talked about soaking them up and allowing them to give us energy and joy.
Lot's of love,