Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Sheepfest & Radio Fame!

What a turn up for the books!  I was at Sheepfest in Clitheroe, Lancashire on Saturday for a festival in the town which involved all the schools and local businesses decorating (wooden) sheep.  We had our own little lamb advertising Lazykate and Bowland Wool.  I don't have any pics unfortunately of Larry, we didn't want other sheep to feel inadequate.  I do however have one of our stall.  This is about five minutes before the heavens opened for the whole bloomin' day.

I also achieved my five minutes of fame playing a sheepy game on Radio Lancashire.  Fame and fortune beckons as they have asked me back next Thursday 19th May for a slot on the afternoon show, doing some spinning and felting.  Feel excited and absolutely horrified in equal measures.  Don't tell anyone tho!

I've dyed some Blueface Leciester and silk fibres, some to sell and some to spin to go in kits.  It's looking good even though I say so myself and it's great to have everything drying so quickly.

One of our patterns on Knit on the Net is this one which was knitted up in a chunky yarn.  I like it but it might be a little bit sudden for a lot of little girls rooms, so I thought of knitting it up in the pink BFL/silk.  If I spin it as four ply, then the cushion would be smaller but nicer I think.  I'll spin it up first and knit it, and as my knitting speed is slow and stop, if you could keep all this information in mind for the next four months!  It will possibly be ready then.

Well seeing as this post is all a bit pinky/purply here is an example of the felt I'll be making at the felting classes we're going to run at Knit-Wise in Ormskirk. I'll post details of times etc as soon as they are finalised. We thought it would be nice to do classes at the weekend, but also run them for mums/girls/nans through the holidays.  It's always nice to have a bit of bonding.

Speak soon

1 comment:

Becks said...

Love your colours. Hoping to come along for one of your spinning days soon in Ormskirk at my LYS. Looking forward to seeing the next list of dates you will be teaching there.