It's good to have Woolly Wednesday back, thank you Dawn, and for the first time in a while I've remembered on the Wednesday itself.
Despite my efforts I now seem to have more projects in progress and on the starting lines than ever. I'm having to clear a new shelf for my stash. How did this happen??
First of all I'd like you to meet Twinkle Twinkle. She's finished and is the spin/dye/knit project I'm most proud of ever.
I worked very hard to finish her in the week leading up to Wonderwool so that I could wear it there. That was without knowing that Ruth of Rock n Purl, the designer of the pattern, would be there, so it was the highlight of my day to meet her. I love her work and bought the pattern for this warmer cardi, ironically called Glacial.
I spent far more money than I should have done. Among the purchases you can see here are some Masham wool in various natural colours for the sheep carousel tea cosy, some soft and fluffy angora, some hemp. (Bear with me on this one. Spun fine and woven it makes surprisingly soft fabric. I have cushion covers in mind.)
As if all that isn't enough to be getting on with, I bought some stainless steel a while ago. It's very fine, almost soft and fluffy like wool tops.
Picperfic's Fibre Club. Perfect for socks and the colours are lovely. Ranging from orange through to violet and mauve, they blend into an almost-solid Valentine pink. I spun it a little thin, so picked a pattern using smaller needles. The free pattern is Piccole Onde toe-up socks that I featured in February's Purl Two Together