Saturday, 6 June 2009

AND THE GIVEAWAY YARN COLOUR IS....

I have been off work this week, its been a bad asthma week for me. The pollen and such must be very high. Not sure when I will get back. Been in bed all day again. Lovely.

But we have the colours Stella pulled out RED Zoe got HOT PINK.
I am not sure if we are dreading this or really excited. Neither of us do these colours normally, we are very traditional at times. lol. But those of the colours so off we go!

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Now I have 2 ideas already, not sure if they will work but I am going for it anyway.

Though I would show you some Mohair washing too.


It doesn't look too bad BUT......


Oh look how dirty it is. This is the first wash, I popped it in a net bag and put it in a bucket of extremely hot soapy water. The dirt flew off, you can't even see the mohair. I then Rinsed twice and repeated. I kept doing this until the water was completely clear. It will get washed again. Its very labour intensive this washing fibre.


Here it is drying in the sunshine. I think I am going to blend it in for this challenge.
I will now sort out any bits that aren't suitable for spinning

6 comments:

knitwits said...

yippe!!! * does silly happy dance because red has been chosen* lol. blimey thats a lot of work to wash the fleece before you even start doing anything else with it!

bijouxboutique said...

Zoe thanks for visiting my blog, I just followed yours so I don't lose it again, I have so many bookmarked I can never find the one I'm looking for. I'm also having a giveaway, why don't you come and enter, it's for a free pair of my wrist warmers.
I never realised you had to wash the fleece so many times, there's a lot of work goes into spinning your own yarn! I still might give it a go one day.

ikkinlala said...

Best of luck with the new colours!

Madam Salami said...

ooh interesting colours! can't wait to see how it turns out.

jennyflower said...

Har har! Colour Has Won! Yippeeee for mad colours. As my mother says 'I'm sure you'll enjoy it when you get there!'

Joy said...

Yay, red, I wanted red. I forsee lovely bunny sweaters for my Christmas collection