Episode 73: Putting Louise Out of Her Misery…

Hello from my garden here on the Plain. Not to self – don’t place the iPhone on the same level as the Joy when recording in the garden in future! Sorry if you find the spinning noise annoying; at least it didn’t squeak!

Fleece to Finished
Thanks to Bee for these photos from the event.

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From left to right: Annie’s Best Coat, 4 hours 50 minutes; Elsibett, 4 hours 30 minutes; Whole Lotta Rosie 3 hours 58 minutes.

Tour de Fleece

From left to right:
16g, 28 yds of Rosie 2 ply
6g, 8.66 yds of Annie 2ply. These are the bits left on my Joy bobbins after our Guild Fleece to Finished challenge.
105g, 148 yds HilltopCloud Superwash BFL/Ramie, spun and plied as a 3-ply on the Joy.
73g, 271.5 yds BFL I’d dyed lilac myself and spun last year – final 15g spun on the Traddy and then plied as a 2-ply on the Joy.
107g, 476 yds of Shunklies Cheviot spun last year and plied as a 2-ply on the Traddy.
106g, 139yds HilltopCloud Superwash BFL/Ramie, spun and plied as a 2-ply on the Joy.
6g, 25yds Ashford merino/silk lurking on a bobbin (left over from the spinning for the Peacock Shawlette) and plied as a 2-ply on the Joy.
10g, 33yds of raw alpaca purchased from Great House Alpacas, spun and plied as a 2-ply on my spindle.
19g, 71yds of HilltopCloud hand blended in Shetland/merino/llama/fire star, spun and plied on my spindle.

Show Report
I saw alpaca…

It was very hot…

If you get a chance at a show, you must see the Lamb National!
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OK, onto the exhibits…
Three handmade cards…… ….and the knitted/crocheted baby item.
Rag doll… ….and creative embroidered picture.
Item made from recycled materials (oven mitts)… …and a beaded necklace.
Item of felting…. …Hand or machine made bag
Knitting: Advanced… ….Cushion, any medium.
Bottom: Item of other craft, inspired by favourite book.
Top: Item of handspun yarn, knitted or woven – along with the Diploma for best exhibit.


Upcoming Events
Fibre East, 27-28 July 2013, Ampthill, Bedford;
Yarndale, 28-29th September 2013, Skipton;
Knitting and Stitching Show, 11-14th October 2013, Alexandra Palace;
Bakewell Wool Gathering, 19-20th October 2013, Bakewell.

Music
Rondopolska by Barry Philips, from the album Tråd, available from Magnatune.

Make Contact!
We have a listeners’ map. Please go on over to pop in a pin – we’re covering 5 continents now but I’d still love to see where you all are! Please feel free to leave a comment here or at http://www.yarnsfromtheplain.blogspot.com/, or email me at yarnsfromtheplain AT googlemail DOT com. We have a Ravelry group here, so come on over to chat. You can find me on Ravelry as talesfromtheplain and on Twitter as talesfromplain (although Tweeting can be sporadic!).

TTFN,
Nic x

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Episode 72

Some (not so) brief ramblings, the night before the show… apologies, not been edited to remove ums…

Something I Really Like My new Ultra-Fine Blocking Wires

Upcoming Events Fibre East, 27-28 July 2013, Ampthill, Bedford; Yarndale, 28-29th September 2013, Skipton Bakewell Wool Gathering, 19-20th October, Bakewell

Music Rondopolska by Barry Philips, from the album Tråd, available from Magnatune.

Make Contact! We have a listeners’ map. Please go on over to pop in a pin – we’re covering 5 continents now but I’d still love to see where you all are! Please feel free to leave a comment here or at http://www.yarnsfromtheplain.blogspot.com/, or email me at yarnsfromtheplain AT googlemail DOT com. We have a Ravelry group here, so come on over to chat. You can find me on Ravelry as talesfromtheplain and on Twitter as talesfromplain (although Tweeting can be sporadic!).

TTFN, Nic x

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Episode 71: A Week To Go!

Well, there was when I recorded it anyway!

Links
Ruth Packham
Woolyknit
Hilltop Cloud
Crafts From The Dungeon

Something I Really Like
The Pompeii and Herculaneum Exhibition at the British Museum

Upcoming Events
Fibre East, 27-28 July 2013, Ampthill, Bedford;
Yarndale, 28-29th September 2013, Skipton
Bakewell Wool Gathering, 19-20th October, Bakewell

Music
Rondopolska by Barry Philips, from the album Tråd, available from Magnatune.

Make Contact!
We have a listeners’ map. Please go on over to pop in a pin – we’re covering 5 continents now but I’d still love to see where you all are! Please feel free to leave a comment here or at http://www.yarnsfromtheplain.blogspot.com/, or email me at yarnsfromtheplain AT googlemail DOT com. We have a Ravelry group here, so come on over to chat. You can find me on Ravelry as talesfromtheplain and on Twitter as talesfromplain (although Tweeting can be sporadic!).

TTFN,
Nic x

 

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