I thought I would try spinning the black & shades of red Merino blended with white flax from my bargain bags. The result wasn't quite what I expected, but I think it will make a nice enough scarf. I thought there would be more definition of each colour rather than the resulting all over tweedy effect.
I then had to knit another suntop for Summer. She said the other one was prickly and I couldn't understand why as it felt lovely and soft, and then I noticed that there was a fine mohair thread in the yarn. She can wear the prickly one over a tee-shirt. I also made the new one a bit bigger as she is growing so fast.
Next I made a hat from a blend of grass green, bottle green and brown and white wool. It's a bit green!!!!!
I still had some unspun blend left over, so decided to add some more colours to it, to tone down the green a bit. I am in the process of knitting a crown downwards hat and the colours are absolutely wonderful. I shall be tempted to keep this one for myself!
My last 'make', was a brown Jacob hat for the farmer on the Isle of Man who will be letting me have 2 of his fleeces.
I am currently spinning up a blend of black and white. It feels and spins up exactly like bamboo which has a sort of light powdery feel to it, so probabaly this is what it is. The resulting yarn looks really nice. Maybe by next blog I will have made it into something.