Building an electric spinning wheel – Part 1

Building an electric spinning wheel

It’s been a long time since I’ve spun, but somehow the bug is back. I know spinning is supposed to be calming, meditative, yada yada … and I do enjoy it for those reasons too, but when faced with a mountain of fleece and a mad infant fascinated by everything lethal (when you see your child crawling at speed towards your wool picker :O …) …

MokoMidi EC nappy … arrived!

Mokomidi EC nappy

Excited to be receiving MokoShop’s MokoMidi Windelfrei Überhose (Merino) … review coming soon! Update … It’s just arrived. Love the German postal service. Can’t wait to try it out.  

Knitting in the car
As woolly as it gets nowadays … knitting a lace scarf (of all the UN-child-friendly things!) in the car as I try to cram more sleep into the little monster.


Flaparaps vs Petit Lulu Minimal – Nappies for EC

Flaparaps vs Petit Lulu Minimal Nappies

Drop-flap nappies didn’t really become a reality for us until four months in, when energy levels rose and C started to become more mobile. At nine months, we’re in them all day, if not all night. There’s not a huge amount of choice out there when it comes to nappies for EC (elimination communication, nappy-free, Windelfrei, call it what you will), and I think any …

Washing Ouessant fleece
Ouessant fleeces drying in the sunshine … oh, to have even a balcony.
Blackberry dyed Gotland yarn
Blackberry-dyed Gotland locks spun into lovely, shiny fingering-weight yarn.