Friday, June 20, 2014

Busy like a bee... sometimes i feel like that. To much fun things to do... but not enough time to do it all next to household chores. And we've been away quite a lot, doing loads of fun things like familyday (a few years back we decided to stop visiting all the birthdays of nieces and nephews, and pick one day each year we organise something fun with my brothers sister parents and all the kids) with a BBQ and a BIG swimmingpool for the kids) and we stayed a few days at my parents.

But i did finish some crochet projects and started a new one ;)

my owly cushion cover, and a zig zag one. The brighten up our sofa :) also made a rainbow one, but that still needs to be finished..

And then i read something about the tour de france, and that made me think about the tour de fleece, an anual event on ravelry. It's a challenge to spin every day during the tour de france. There are all kind of groups one can join. I've been teamcaptain for the team malloit orange a few years. But now i'm just a participant.

But thinking about the tour de fleece, got the spinning bug active i guess, so i got some beautifull roving i bought at the breidagen (a wool/fiber/knitting kind of festival) it's from adrianart. It's a 50/50 blend merino tussah silk. I love those muted colors.

So i started spinning, aiming for a thin 3 ply navajo plied to keep the colors together. But suddenly i realised, i have a very boring spinning wheel. It's a Louet Julia, bought second hand. A wonderfull spinner, but i'm not that fond of the louet look i'm afraid.

But hey i can change that.... so i got some paint and brushes.. and i really like owls... soooo...

I'm soo happy how it turned out! Much more fun and happy. And it matches my owl cushion!! Now if i could only find the perfect big project bag with owls...

And i did finish my roving! 100 grams and 580 meters of 3 ply, nice and soft...


  1. 580 meters?????!!!! Wow...I'm in awe! You promised to participate in Team DWD this year too right? ;-) I've really enjoyed our co-captainship at Team Maillot Orange over the last few years but it's fun to be just a spinner too sometimes ;-)

    1. Yea i like to spin thin....offcourse i'm in your team!! You have a great co captain in Tien, but if you are in need for re-inforcements...just let me know. I would be glad to help!!

  2. WAt een productie - en mooi hoor, dat garen!


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