Back from a visit to my parents celebrating my Dad's 70th birthday, a lovely relaxing time really, meal out with family. Unfortunately I don't sleep well there (uncomfortable bed, etc) so my back and hip were sore yesterday but after rest and wheat bags all is well today.
So I have finally got around to that carding I keep starting and never get very far, working on the photo album for Dad took a lot of my time up - fun though going through old family photos. Great fun.
Zwartble on the drum carder
Here is the Zwartble that was washed the other week, lovely wool - great colour and staple length for spinning. Zwartble is usually quite a bit darker wool but this is very sun bleached from a local farm here in Hampshire. The farmers say when they are shorn the new wool coming through is a lot darker - will see that for ourselves soon as they are going to phone us when they are lambing so Imogen can see the little lambs springing and bouncing in the fields.
Some carded up on the drum carder (oh this is going to save me loads of time with all this wool!) and some parcelled ready to send to new spinners who blog here and here. Hope you enjoy the wool, I've popped in some carded and some uncarded for you both to have a go yourselves - it cards and spins lovely.
Imogen continues in her passions of drawing and writing and this morning whilst eating breakfast before going to school drew this lovely picture and wrote about this being her purple bicycle (she is colouring it in later) just like her bike. I thought this was a lovely picture so thought I'd share it.
Imogen's purple bicycle "ting a ling"
She's done some more short stories too including one at the weekend for her Grandad for his birthday.
And just for fun, this is what my back door looks like ...
... more sorting to do. But I promise no more wool, well not until shearing time anyway!