Nice Weather – For Ducks!

I have been waiting for the rain to stop here at Misty Cottage for some weeks now so that I could take some outside photos for this blog. Finally the rain stopped long enough for me to nip out and take a couple of quick pictures.

A couple of posts ago I showed off some Blue Faced Leicester that I had dyed and asked whether I should spin it or sell it as it was. I did fully intend to sell it as it was but I am weak and couldn’t seem to stop myself so here is some of it looking a bit lovely.

Also I have some fawn coloured alpaca yarn that I spun from a fleece that I bought at the Royal Cornwall Show a few years ago. It was one of my first hand spun yarns, painstakingly teased and hand carded but I had not given it enough twist when plying so I have now gone over it again to add more twist and it seems to be a much more useable yarn. 

I will probably knit a couple of small things with it, though I am tempted to try my hand at a cowl. I’ll let you know but I will have to wait until I have knitted all the socks I have planned - they have become a bit addictive!

P.S. We have just received 2 ducks and a drake here at Misty Cottage and they are not too keen on coming out to play in all this rain either.


  1. Wonderful to be able to get out and about, I agree!!! Everywhere is so wet and depressing, your beautiful wools really cheer me up though! I hope your new additions enjoy the magic of Misty Cottage!


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