It's been a spinny couple of weeks here at Wildewood and now that the
wheel is working well, I've been having fun. I honestly can't remember
the thought process behind buying this yarn, but it's spun up to be
It's a dark golden colour and although I didn't buy quite enough for a shawl, in the end it didn't matter!
we moved, I put my lovely bobbins, half full of soft shetland wool
somewhere safe! Well, that didn't work out as I could not find them
anywhere and had to buy a couple more. Last week they appeared!
I plied them and wound them off onto the niddy noddy. Just about 80grams in total.
mordanted with alum and popped them in a nettle dye pot. The colour was
so disappointing that I threw in a handful of onion skins and went out
for my French lesson.
I got home, this was waiting for me in the pot. How luscious is that?
Suddenly I now have enough wool to make the shawl if I mix this yarn
with the other! I guess the universe was looking out for me after all :D