Yesterday I happily hopped the train westbound towards Rachel and a dyeing and knitting adventure. Or so I thought.
Rachel (she of the fabulous Porpoise Fur that I've mentioned before) is doing a custom order of a gorgeous shetland wool and silk blend for me that I'm planning on spinning up into a sweater's worth of yarn. I thought it would be fun to record an interview with her about how she does her dyeing and got into it and so on and then throw it up here as a podcast to try something a little different with the blog. Unfortunately, I was thwarted by technology and didn't manage to get more than 30 seconds of our conversation. But it was stimulating!
I did however manage to get some excellent photos, to use to accompany the interview. They're being saved though, for when I have the opportunity to get the whole conversation over again.
Thankfully, it was our monthly spinning evening so the latter part of the day managed to result in a fair bit of productivity:
This beautiful bit of gorgeousness was spun up in about three hours or so last night. I was using the slower speed of the medium whorl on my Sidekick, not treadling overly quickly, and not drafting too much in an attempt to get some fluffier singles. I've never been very successful with them before so I'm quite excited about how these are turning out.
It's knit night tonight in Herne Hill. Do you think anyone would mind a wee spinning wheel in the pub so I can get the other half spun up?