I am addicted to Nav Ply!


pumpkinpie handspun

Originally uploaded by BobbinD

I find it almost meditative, I love the repetitive, smooth nature of it and also the way it allows the colour changes to maintain clarity.

I thought I’d use this picture just to show off one of my favourite colourways at the moment and also some of my more recent spinning, which is of course, Nav Plied!!! 🙂

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Halona Yarns


halona yarns signatue

Originally uploaded by BobbinD

I have opened my own online shop selling my own hand-dyed and handspun fiber and yarns.

I had been toying with this idea for a good part of last year and it was only while chatting with a friend of mine on MSN that I realised that thinking about it wasn’t getting it done!

I have got a few colourways up already and my darling luffly husband and I have been trying to get the website up and running as quickly as possible, there have been a few teething problems and I’m still trying to get it all organised to exactly how I want it but my DLH is a pooter whizz so he’s on the case and making it all run smoothly for me which is great as it leaves me more time for Spinning and Dyeing instead of slogging at the pooter 😀 🙂

Please come to HalonaYarns.co.uk and have a look around.

Barber Poles


3rd skein

Originally uploaded by BobbinD

I’ve had this sitting as singles for ages on the bobbins as I’d already plied half of it and had never got around to plying the rest. so here it is.

This was 25g of pink and 25g of purple and 50g of white, I space spun the pink and purple onto one bobbin and then spun the white single on another and barberpoled them together, it gives it a self striping effect with a marl of white, pretty funky if I do say so myself 🙂

I have been emptying my bobbins as I have had to part ways with my lovely Halona. I have upgraded to a Brand New pre-laquered, double treadle, scotch-tension Ashford traveller who I have affectionately called ‘Halona Too’ in memorium to my first love who will be much missed, but I’m sure Lucy, her new owner will love her as much as I have.

Farewell Halona, teach Lucy well.

BagLove


Handspun CPB bag

Originally uploaded by BobbinD

This is what my First Handspun on Halona, my Ashford Traveller became.

The pattern is called BagLove and it’s perfect for holding a full centre pull ball in so it doesn’t get tangled at the bottom of your project bag. The pattern is really easy, great for a beginner like me and brill coz it knits up into no time ( about 3 nights in my case but I’m a really slow knitter) and you get something really useful at the end of all your hard work.

I love mine and I love that it’s made with my own handspun.

This spinning and knitting thing is more addictive than I could have ever have believed! I’m sooooo inl ove with my little bag coz I spun, knit and now I can use it and I did all myself.

WOOHOO!

Tribble Trouble


First Tribble with First Yarn

Originally uploaded by BobbinD

This is what I made with my First Yarn – It’s a Tribble – a knitting pattern inspired by some fluffy round thing in a sci-fi movie. The pattern called for cotton so at least you’d be able to wash the dishes with it. But what I wanted this pattern for was because it used a tiny yardage and meant that the 48 yards I’d spun would be enough to complete it 🙂

So here it is, my 48 yards of handspun is now a Tribble that if I tried to wash the dishes would decrease 50% in size and therefore become even less useful 😦

I love it though, it’s my first handspun project and I think it’s a work of art!