Now I'm spinning this brown and golden Shetland wool. It is taking ages because my work and life is taking a lot of my spinning time.
I also started to knit Andrea's shawl but I don't like the yarn I'm using and I have to choose another one. I just ordered new dye colors and maby I'll just wait until I they arrive here and dye some wool to use in that shawl.
I have been making experience in dyeing sock yarn and wool yarn and I like it. Photos later ;)
This is my project right now. These colors remind me of rose. I'm going to knit something nice of it :) I think it will be beautiful.
Here is my 9 year old daughter in the company of Grýla and Leppalúði witch are the parents of the icelandic julelads. This photo is taken in Akureyri a month ago. That couple are not nice one, they like to eat children.
Finally I finished this one! It took ages to spin it. My work also did get in the way ;) I'm happy with it, it turned out better than I expected. It will probably end as nice socks. Now I'm doing some fractal spinning witch is very exiting.
It is getting colder here, but the weather is beautiful. The temperature outside now is about 6°C.
I dyed some of my new Sethland wool yesterday and I'm not very happy about the colors I got. I guess I have to get some feeling about how to use the colors. This one that I started spinning was supposed to be more olive green. I don't have olive green, I just blended together the colors I had.
This one came out better than I tought it would do. I think this will become a lovely shawl ;)
Im also happy with this one. This will probably become a very nice shawl too ;)
I just finished this very soft merino wool skein. Now I just have to knit something of it. I think it will be best in baby clothing.
Now I don't have any wool to spin, but I'm waiting for 2 kg of Sethland wool in the mail. So I sit by the window and wait for the postman every day now hehe :) I also got more colors now to dye my wool. This is so much fun! Maby I should use my out of wool time to clean the house ;)
I love to spin! It is so relaxing and nice to sit down and spin a little bit. I like to listen to some music while I'm spinning and sometimes I will sing out loud. My kids don't like it though hehe :) I haven't had much time to spin lately, my work is getting in the way ;)
This is merino wool. Sometimes it brakes and that is a bit frustrating. But I'm slowly improving. Few days ago I ordered a Sethland wool. I can't wait until it gets here!
One of my favorite blog that I read is Min inspiration and when I first saw that Mia, the blogs owner, started to spin I knew I would have to try this out :) Well...everyone here home think I'm a little bit weird hehe and maby I am ;)
So I bought some merino wool and put it in a stove with a little bit of dye. I used two kinds of color, pink, and brown. That is so much fun and now I want some more colors.
My 84 year old father made me some kind of spindle and I started to spin for the first time ;) But I wanted to do some more and bought myself a spinning wheel as I said before.
This is my second trial to spin on my spinning wheel and I feel that I am getting the hand of it ;) I had dyed some merino wool in blue color and Im going to do some navajo plying with it.
Yesterday I bought myself a leuet spinning wheel s 17 and started to spin. My father made a spindle for me few weeks ago and I started to practice but I wanted to do more and finally I got my own spinning wheel. I also dyed a merino wool to spin and this is so much fun :) It is not going veri smooth but I will get there ;) Photos soon ;)
I have fallen in love for this pattern like many of you ;) This is my first one and I'm not very happy with it. The second row is not correct and I'm also thinking of what type of yarn I should use. This one is made of the Lanett yarn from Sandnes. I like it a lot but maby it is to ...light.... dont know the english word for it ;)
I always need to have many things to make or I will get bored. So I'm also making this little baby blanket. I still have no one to give that blanket to ...hopefully I will be a grandmother someday hehe :) Not yet tough I hope!
This is an African Flower pattern and I love to crochet that pattern! I started to make them last summer and it is supposed to end as a swimming bag for my girl. But unfortunatly I noticed when I had crocheted about 20 of them that I was using a wrong size of a crocheting needle so they are not all the same size :/
So I just put them away for a while and started another project ;) I will finish this one later.
I knitted this sweater for my eight year old daughter. She loves horses and she loves this sweater and wear it a lot. This pattern is for free and is avalble HERE. Unfortunatly the pattern is in icelandic hehe :) I used icelandic Lopi Light yarn.