Archive for March, 2011

March 15, 2011

New fingerless mitts on etsy

In preparation for the Camelid show at Ardingly in May I have been busy spinning alpaca and knitting mittens using my own patterns. I am very pleased with the results, the mittens are very cosy!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/knitlewes54

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March 11, 2011

Sussex spring lambs

On the way to Spring farm I stopped at Isfield to check out the lambing situation. Thank goodness I had the camera in the car as lambing is in full swing. They are just too cute for words.
gorgeous newborn lambs
gorgeous newborn lambs

March 7, 2011

Dyed Masham locks for the Japanese

Fresh from the dye pot, these gorgeous locks of Masham fleece are a felt makers dream. The fleece was incredibly dirty and full of brambles and burrs but I carefully washed and picked the fleece until most of the vegetation was out before I dyed the 2oz batches. At the last Mansion market some Japanese lasses told me that it is impossible to buy this kind of fleece in Japan so hopefully these will fly out the door!
Latest one is the palest mint cream green.
Masham fleece is amazing and spins fine too. These locks make great ‘hair’ for fairies!

Stunning dyed Masham locks
Palest green locks