……being in the position to spin more!  Twelve months ago Sophie asked me to spin and knit her Kinder teachers a scarf each for Christmas, twelve months on and I am only 1/2 way through one of three – the Seawall Scarf.  Make that about a 1/4 as I now need to spin up the fibre and get the knitting done.

Initially I did a test spin to get this:


I am using this:

With this:

Wool 2009

but the test spin used a fleece with more pale grey – I think I liked the pale version more (you can see the darker one in the knitting so far). I have washed this fleece, flicked it and put it through the drum carder:


This fibre is as soft as a cloud and should spin up beautifully.