Tuesday, 4 November 2014


At the end of October we spent a few days with some friends at Ruby County Lodges in Devon. Very peaceful, very beautiful and very restful. We had some tips. Went to Bude Beach in Cormwall. Chagford, Moretonhampstead, Tavistock, Roadford Lake and The Hidden Valley. Although at The hidden Valley hubbie and I spent the time there in the first aid room dealing with a nose bleed he was having which then kept reoccurring the the next six days, ending up last night with spending two hours at a local A&E. Thankfully nothing seriously :-) Anyway. On the way home from Devon we stopped off at Dartmeet. So beautiful. We really want to go there again. Then we went on to Honiton for lunch. Not so taken with Honiton. The museum was good and worth a look around, but nothing grabbed me there to want to go there again soon. Tavistock was a lovely place. I think that was mainly because it had a fantastic wool/craft shop :-) Definitely want to go there again :-)

Monday, 3 November 2014

Feeling happy

My spinning wheel is up and running :-) It's back to square one as far as producing the yarn lol. Having began to produce something that could be called fairly passable on my drop spindle, it's now back to interesting looking yarn :-) Though not rope, which was my first drop spindle attempt efforts!!!
I also washed my first piece of fleece, and managed not to felt it. My machine has a 'hand wash wool' cycle, so I put a small amount in on that to see what would happen and it's all nice and soft and ready to be carded. Some of it is still drying. Photos to follow :-) Talking about drying fleece. I was trying to remember what the smell reminded me of, and it suddenly came to me. It reminded me of our Rottie when he was wet lol!!! It definitely has a 'wet dog' smell :-)

My Spinning Wheel