What’s on my wheel Wednesday

It’s an exciting time in my life at the moment, with lots of changes. My boyfriend is moving in in two days, I have handed in my notice at work, so hopefully stress will start getting a littltntne less now.

I am still spinning on my obscure family by Countess Ablaze. It was real fun, but because it’s so finely spun, it’s taking forever. At one point the single ripped and I couldn’t find the end on the bobbin for ages, so I am bound to hit a tangled mess somewhere half way through plying. I really do hope that I don’t have to cut it.


I am about a third through the 100g of fibre. Not too sure what I will make from the finished yarn but I think I might use it for a fair isle project, gloves or something.

Going to keep it short and sweet tonight, as we have spent all last night at hospital with my not so little one. He is a lot better now, so I am going to go for a soak in the bath and relax.


Another catch up!

Hey everyone!

Oh how I have missed the blogging world this week!

First of all, sorry for not being around much. This whole job hunting stuff has driven me crazy and there is another rather exciting event coming up that I have been preparing for. My boyfriend is moving in next Friday! After a year of a long distance, weekend only, relationship, we are both so looking forward to normality. I am still quite amazed that he wants to be part of our little chaos family and I have to say so far he has been doing great with putting up with my creative chaos.

Oh, by the way, plenty of time for creative chaos this week, because I have thrown my back out and sitting down for long periods is pretty much impossible, so no work until next week. So expect a flood of random posts.

I have not done a what’s on my wheel Wednesday this week, because there is not a lot of progress on that. 


This was last week and here…


Is how far I got throughout the week. Not a lot, but it serves me right for spinning so fine.

I have started a new project too. I know, I know, I still haven’t not finished the Tubuĺarity and the seacoast jumper, but I just wanted to learn something new and it kept playing on my mind, so one night I just went for it. Will show you in the next post once I have more to show.

Anyway, best get up and moving again, thus whole back lark is starting to annoy me.

Bye for now x

What’s on my wheel Wednesday!

Yes, and it’s even on a Wednesday! Regardless of the quality of this post, I think actually posting this on the correct day is an achievement in itself.

I am writing this on the way to work from the back seat of a taxi and will most likely finish the post tonight on the way home.

After finally finishing the blue mystery fiber, I was going to spin the plain Polwarth fleece I bought at the Wool Weekend, but seriously peeps, who wants to spin boring white if you can spin THIS?!


Countessablaze - an obscure family

100g of gorgeousness!


Here you can see what’s in it. Focus on the label and not the mess in the background! Yes, I am posting while I am lying in bed. It’s been a super long day.

Anyway, this stuff is gorgeous and I am planning to use it for my next blog post, as I am thinking of starting to do a few tutorials about how I do stuff.

So, I have started spinning this loveliness and for me, with something that has been blended quite a bit there are only two ways of spinning it. Go large and chunky, so all the bold colours are nicely visible or, go super lacey! You are allowed one guess which way I chose!


Superfine it is! All in one and then Navajo ply to show the colour changes and add some weight.


This stuff is just so shiny and sparkling and as always, so we’ll carded that it is a dream to work with. I’ll be buying plenty more from this gifted Indie Dyer.

Anyway, it’s almost 11pm and I have been up since 5.30. Bed time!

Have a creative week! Until next time!

Moni x

A Sunday round up

As there was no What’s on my wheel Wednesday this week and I have generally been slacking in the ole posting department, I have decided to do a bit of a round up of all the crafty things I have on the go at the moment.


Talk about posting on the go, hahaha waiting for my cab home. Yes I know, the view is quite something, isn’t it?

So, what did I actually get done in the last few days? Not a lot I tell you.


I finally finished these two lovelies; however I don’t think I have done a fantastic job plying them on the luet.


Sorry for the terrible photo

There are a few patches where I have under plied, so I am not too sure if I will run it through once more just to catch those bits.

Now my Tubuĺarity scarf has grown quite a bit over the last two weeks, and that is simply because I am taking the bus to work again 🙂 two more colour changes and it will be finished. I can’t wait, but not looking forward to weaving in all the ends.


I am sorry, but I am already in bed lol at 8pm! So no time to try and go for arty, pretty shots.
This scarf is going to be super warm, because it’s knitted in the round. I don’t think I will have enough yarn to knit some gloves to go with it, which is a shame. I think I will be needing gloves a lot this winter as my Raynaud’s Syndrome is already kicking off. Need more warm socks too, so best get knitting.

I don’t know what it is, but I have the urge to knit a blanket. I have three massive balls of aran yarn that I need ro use, so I am thinking a tri coloured blanket. I think I might just spend the rest of my evening on Ravelry browsing patterns.

I will let you know if I find something. Alternatively, if you cone across a nice pattern for a blanket in three colours, please let me know 🙂

A little catch up…

It’s been another one of those weeks and I get the feeling the weeks will stay like this until I either get a new job or I have five days off for Christmas.

My last day off,  last Friday, I wasted with yet another two fruitless job interviews, plus the nasty cold I had, so I didn’t get round to writing much.
Right now, I am on the bus home and it’s half past seven in the evening…

Now 12 hours have past, it just gone 6am, just writing this up as I go about my day, trying to keep up with regular posts.

I guess I am a bit down in the dumps about my work situation, so motivation is a little on the low side. It was also the second anniversary of my best friends death three days ago which reminds me, even more than usual, how much of a hole he left behind. I should aim to keep busy, but sometimes I find myself sat around thinking about how we planned to go to New York in the months before he died and all the fun we used to have. One day I will fulfil our dream and visit New York, but I guess a job that actually pays all my bills would be a good start to make this come true.

Oh I so wish I could make a living with knitting and spinning lol that would be ace.

Later on I will update you all on my progress on the crafty things that I have squeezed into my day, but for now it’s breakfast time 🙂

Where did this week go?

It’s Thursday and I have no idea  I got there!

To say that things have been hectic would be an understatement.

I didn’t get to spin at all this week, because everything was andbstill is about THE job interview. 

An internal position has become available at work and we all want it. I thought I was prepared, but then I got a nasty cold and I have had a temperature on and off for two days now. Then the clothes for the interview come and the lapped them wrong so they don’t fit. It’s all bad omens, if you believe in that sort of stuff.

So tomorrow I hope I will nail the assessment and get an actual interview for the same day. Fingers crossed 🙂