Gandalf the Grey Yarn Cowl

Gandalf the Grey Yarn Cowl

Just adding this photo here in a post because I just remembered to add it to my Creations Gallery ! As I may have already mentioned O-o I am working on a series of Lord of the Rings / Hobbit yarns, and this is something I made from my Gandalf the Grey prototype, its natural silver grey Gotland, carded till its really fluffy (aka Angel Batt Baby thank you Lexi Boeger and Esther Rodgers!) and spun verrrrry lossely around a core with a LOT of red Angelina, because, Gandalf likes his fireworks! It knitted up fabulously, super bulky and incredibly light. It also washes surprisingly well, when you look at how loose the fibers are spun you kinda wonder how that can work, but this yarn is super, when you wash it, as it dries it totally just fluffs back out! Ok so I clearly have to make at least one more skein of this to add to my LOTR collection, cos it worked 🙂 Thank you to my gorgeous daughter Ana for modelling this for me...

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Phew!

Phew!

A new newsletter is out! And I like this one a lot! But I swear, I start these things thinking it will take me, you know, an hour, tops.. 😀 I am clearly seriously time awareness challenged. Its like, ten DAYS later and I finish it! But guess what, I love making this stuff, if I wouldnt miss spinning so much, I would be making these fulltime 🙂 Now I think of it, when was was back in New Zealand, I was a Communications Lecturer, teaching all aspects of communications (Business and Interpersonal) to Degree students in all different fields. And while I really enjoyed the class time and interaction, what I loved most about the job was sitting at my desk, coffee to hand, music playing, creating the worksheets, class material, and lesson plans. That says something really, doesn’t it 🙂 I am a coffee addicted desk jockey bossy pants. Nite nite...

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