Thursday, 10 May 2012

Sunshine and Spinning!

Finally! The sun has come out and we have warm spanish sunshine!! Hopefully it will last but you never know here! I suppose the Galician weather is similar to England here - it goes from one extreme to the other! I hope the warm weather does last because that will give me an excuse for a trip to Mango to get some summery clothes! I love the way Mango is so normal here. At home (that's the UK) everyone is like 'Oooh Mango' and you have to go to a big city to even find a Mango shop!

I also wanted to share some of my new obsession - spinning!! I got a drop spindle for my birthday last year but I have only just really started to get going with it. I have been watching multiple youtube videos and joined a spindle group on Ravelry. It's such a relaxing pastime and so satisfying when you end up with a skein of yarn at the end. Allbeit a mini skein in my beginners case, but it's handmade yarn all the same!
Using up bits of wool from my stash - so far I have done a few mini skeins:

I have tried merino, blue faced leicester wool, falkland and I have even managed to spin Wensleydale curls to make a type of art yarn. That is my favourite so far!
There are a few more bits to take pictures of so I will upload them soon!


  1. Glad the sunshine has come out...perhaps it might here soon!
    I love your mini skeins Charlotte so colourful and I expect the Wensleydale curls one feels great too! - Drop spindling is something I keep thinking about but I am trying to keep my wooliness in managable proportions!
    Looking forward to seeing more minis - they are sooo scrummy!
    Ali x

  2. Ah, the colours are just beautiful - the sun must be inspiring you :-)

  3. The colours really are lovely! I tried using a drop spindle but I was rubbish at it and gave up. Got any tips?

  4. For any of you that are looking for an easy handspinner, i'm hooked on my Bogway handspinner, more info on