Thursday, March 15, 2007

Happy Birthday .......

........ to me. Fortysix today (and feeling a tad older due to aching limbs from yesterday!)

However I've swapped my Friday off for a Thursday off and so am having a leisurely day of R&R.

The last post I put up proved to be somewhat less than helpful, my links weren't working which I have now corrected thanks to Annie pointing out where I had gone wrong (thanks Annie).

I also rather foolishly made the link from the Online Guild to their Yahoo group rather than their website. This led to a spot of confusion as you can't access the Yahoo group until you've joined the guild and Annie (again) got a less than helpful email pointing this out. I've amended the link now so it takes you to the Online Guild's site with details of subscriptions etc. (Sorry Annie).

I also failed to mention that Europa Wools do mail order so you don't have to visit them in person, you can ring or email them.

I finished my spinning on Sunday evening and am quite plesed with the result. I carded the white cheviot that I bought off ebay a while back with some multi coloured green merino from Wingham.

I then spun it into singles

and then plied it and set it in the skein. I'm happy with the result and I have about 210 yards of a double knitting weight. The colour doesn't show very well in these pictures which are a bit bleached out. The green is more pronounced in real life. Though still subtle.

I'm not sure what to use it for, it's a bit scratchy for a scarf or a hat, I'm considering felted slippers but I'm not sure if there's enough.

If in doubt I guess I could always start another blankie. LoL!


Anonymous said...

Happy birthday!

I wondered where you were today... did you tell me? Am I having a senior moment? Just wait till you get to my age... ;)


ra said...

Thanks Dee. I can't remember, senior moments all round!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Lil' Sis'

I thought it was today (Friday!) but that's what happens when:
a) you get old like me and
b) you live upside down!


Artis-Anne said...

Happy Birthday to you , Happy Birthday to you tra la la :) Hope you had a good day
Great bit of spinning there, I found the cheviot a bit rough too so I am not sure what to use it for apart from weaving but slippers sound like a great idea , or will we have itchy feet ;-)

Ali said...

Belated happy birthday - hope you had a lovely day off :)

Ling said...

Happy belated birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day.

Ps - once I get my stash sorted and photographed, please feel free to "look after" any that take your fancy!

acrylik said...

Happy Birthday!

TutleyMutley said...

Hope you had a happy Birthday the other day, Ra! Happy Rest of the Year!

Kath said...

Belated Happy Birthday! Hope you had a lovely day and enjoyed yourself! That's some lovely rolags you've carded up there! Felting is great fun so I think that's what I'd do with any rough stuff I've spun - sling in the wash and fingers crossed for softer end products!