Thursday, July 26, 2007

Spun silk

The product of my silk cap preparation spun up on the bobbin.

Alongside the complementary merino I'll be plying it with.

Should be cheerful enough, and good to display in amongst the more subtle tones of natural coloured wools. I think the skein will be around 60g at a guess and a DK on the fine side.


This weekend will be the last relatively clear one before the Festival season begins in earnest on the Island.

Last night I volunteered to demonstrate at the County Show, locally known as the Ag Show, on the 11th August. This is the show to visit if you like seeing animals. A new experience for me will be spinning in a tent alongside some real live sheep. Baaaaaa!

The weekend prior to that is Chale Show on the 4th & 5th August. This has become one of the major tent-events on the Island. Lots to see and do, including helicopter rides out over the English Channel, steam traction engines, kids rides and an assortment of stalls and craftspeople.

Last year I came home with a huge bag of sweetcorn cobs that the traders were selling off at the end. Delicious!

Local celebrity, Geoff Hughes - 'Twiggy' in The Royle Family is always quite close to us at the Shows promoting his timber products business.

He's a very friendly chap and always seems willing to pose for photos with the holidaymakers.


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