Monday, April 02, 2007

The things you find....

I'm having a bit of a fleece stash "reassessment" with some lost treasures re-discovered and the occasional 'mmm...I'm never going to spin that' moment. One baggie that grabbed my attention is a bag of dyed Mohair that Tye ditched many moons ago. It is shocking, felted, tangled, snared. But it is a collection of the most beautiful colours. We were going to donate it to a school for the kids to play around with (which I still may do) but I put it into the stash cupboard until I had time to have a good look at it. In the meantime, of course, more stash was incoming...and as they say, outa sight, outa mind. When the bag re-surfaced I was so taken by the colour that I pulled out the ol' drum carder and ran a little through. I had to pick it over a little, and toss tiny pieces in while M cranked...but little by little we made a beautiful Mohair batt.
I ran with it straight to the ol' Ashford traditional...(was like a scene outa E.R.) and pumped some life into it. Batt making can be a little heart breaking, though...can you believe that great big batt only managed a (albeit soft and stunning) two-thirds grown ball of yarn!
When all said and done...M and I shared a nice chat while working...we made something out of fleece which Tye and I thought was unusable and finished up with a really nice yarn to use. How cool is that!! (Of course, I now owe M a game of cricket in the back yard!!) Tye...I promise thee...I great big batt of your Mohair! hehe....
Just to finish up, an update picture of the Spookie Batt I made a couple of postings ago with the black Alpaca, hand dyed Merino and gold fibre...It was fun to spin, fun to knit and (when I make some more to finish up this witchie beanie) hopefully it'll be fun to wear! hehe...
All the very best, and thanks for logging into Sheepychic Bloggings. Any sheepychic enquiries please feel free to email an sheepychic@hotmail.com Comments left are so appreciated...pop in and say g'day!
Bye for now, Ruth. xxx

6 comments:

Merry Munchkin Designs said...

Who knew it would turn out so pretty! Marta would have loved it!
Job well done sweetie, I love it, but please feel free to keep any and all of it, I have no time to do anything with it, so ENJOY!
Love Tye x

roseys madhouse said...

Looks great darl I really like the dark yarn and it looks fantastic with the purple the witchy beenie will look incredible

Kuka said...

It's beautiful, Ruth!
I love the 2 ply from the post below too - soo pretty =)
I love being in Victoria, especially for the Good Friday appeal =)
(ooh, I'm in Sale, Gippsland, btw) =)

Ruth.... said...

Hehe..there's a bay between us! I love Sale, though..we used to have fun fishing at Heart Morass. All the best, Ruth.

Anonymous said...

Thank-you Ruth, for posting out my order so quickly. The 'Sheepychic' Headband and 'Princess' Cuffie a real hit amongst the girls, especially the birthday girl. The colours and texture beautiful. They all loved them so l will be in touch again soon. Christine

gemma said...

I can see you're brilliant, with a sper helper

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