From the blogosphere
Yes, that's a photo of someone using a Little Gem, that's the Antarctic andthose are curious penguins looking on. This is one of the most amazing blogsI've seen. Our blogger, the very well-wrapped-up Marion, is on a trek toAntarctica with her portable spinning wheel.Explore the website for lots of fascinating and extrelely cold adventures.A selection of spinnig posts from the blog
Blogpick: Back to Back Wool Challenge - Toronto Spiders
The Back to Back competition challenges a team of eight to start with a fleecestill 'on the hoof' and finish a sweater. That's shearing, spinning, plying andknitting without stopping until it's ready to wear.Back in February, the Toronto Spiders completed the challenge and improvedon their previous best time.Legend has it that this event inspired Richard Ashford to design the tensioned fast-bobbin-changeCompetition lazy Kate.Read the post
Blogpick: Natural dyeing with birch
Leena has achieved some beautiful yellows with leaves from birch trees. Thegreen leaves dye yarn yellow, and the bark makes pinks.Note that you can scroll down past the icelandic for an English translation.Read the postMore about natural dyeing
Blogpick: Progression of a shawl
I made acollection of my favourite posts from Knitting and Crochet Blog Week.This is my favourite and one of very few spinning-related posts that I found.For the fifth day of KCBW, Christine of Needle in my Veinposted this beautifulcollection of photos showing the progression of a gorgeous shawl from fibre tofinished.Read the post
Blogpick: Handspun Cushion Completed
It's always good to see a finished project. This cabled cushion started as fleeceand we've seen Sue carding and spinning the yarn. She will show it at a Guildexhibition in May.Read the post
Shearers turned away from the UK?
Sheep shearing has recently been included in a list of unskilled jobs to belimited from the UK. In this blog post, Shearer's Girl sets out a rational andconvincing case against this move. It seems that a transition arrangementmeans that shearers from outside the UK will be able to work this year.Read the postThe post kicked off a discussion on Ravelrywith some interest in a UK shearing course.