I realise that new year passed a while back… but there are a few things to report. I did some serious plying on my January holidays–
This is the indigo dyed grey crossbred fleece you might remember.
Surprisingly hard to photograph, but I like it very much.
I also plied two immense hanks of black alpaca yarn. The fleece was a gift from a community with lawnmowing sheep and alpacas. I am thinking I will check whether any of the resident knitters would like this yarn. It is deep black and happily… now virtually free of scurf. Spinning is such an educational pursuit! I had not encountered animal dandruff before, but my online research reassured me it was just one more of the things to pull and shake out and nothing to be afraid of…
Last year’s calendars have been turned into envelopes, as they so often are. This lovely piece of whimsy covered in Indigenous animals and detail of lunar cycles is by now-local artist Lucy Everitt. She also has delectable cards and other items for sale, and a beautiful blog. Her 2015 lunar calendar is available here.
This calendar, all about Japanese art.
Did I mention the shopping trolley? My beloved and one of our friends restored the metal parts of this vintage item to their former glory.
I had the job of taking the ripped, torn and stained vinyl cover (yellow, green and white) and making a new one from red vinyl. It didn’t convert me to vinyl at all!