I would LOVE it if you would vote for my parking meter cozy!
Friday, May 11, 2012
Monday, April 30, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Today was FANTASTIC. My husband and a few friends and I went to Savage, MD to check out the Homespun Yarn Party, and we were well rewarded. There were a bunch of fantastic fiber artists from the area including Snallygaster Fibers, Rock Creek Yarn, The Camel Shoppe, Cephalopod Yarns, The Verdant Gryphon, Taylored Fibers and Space Cadet Creations. There were SO MANY beautiful yarns and fibers that it was really difficult to limit myself to just a few things. But of course, I couldnt walk away empty-handed. So here are my new treasures:
|Spiral Tip Bubinga & Beech .9oz |
Top Whorl Spindle from Kate's Cauldron
|2oz of Alpaca Roving from Taylored Fibers|
|490 yards Fingering Weight Superwash Merino|
in "Plumberry" from SpaceCadet Creations
|Spinning on a drop spindle.|
Last Note: Husband walked around with a sign on his back that said "Did your spouse bring you here? Spouse support group." He got a lot of laughs.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
My office is in a community building and specifically we share space with a special-needs inclusion classroom that is part of a Jewish Day School. Today, everyone in my office decorated their doors in spirit of preparing for the holiday of Purim. I put up a whole display called “From Sheep To Sweater”
Just now, a little boy who has DS and his teacher came by to look at the doors, and I told them he could touch the stuff. He started petting the sample of BFL/Silk I have up and the teacher asked him “How does it feel?” to try and get him to use an adjective (soft).
He said “yummy”
Saturday, February 25, 2012
I bought this lovely new spindle from Spinatude, and used it to spin Bohoknitterchic's January Phat Fiber sample "Pearls". I managed to get about 36 yards of 2-ply, laceweight yarn. (For the record, in person, this yarn is a little more peachy colored and slightly less yellowish.)
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Yesterday I got in the mail, one of the hats that was being passed on by someone on Ravelry. It's toasty warm.
Adorable, right?Dear Rebecca,I like your package! And I like all the stuff you sent me! Thank you very much for the package. All of it was my favorite part. It was nice because I’ve been throwing up.I love you,
Thursday, January 26, 2012
|Dyed yarn being spun.|
|Newly dyed fiber.|
Look! Another post! WHOA! Anyway, I love how the ounce of fiber I dyed turned out. Some of my favorite colors. Also, it's been a breeze to spin so far because it's super fluffy. My goal is to chain ply it once it's done
|Also I'm really proud of the Neon Lights yarn all plied up. I managed to get about 105 yards out of 3oz of yarn, which is a pretty big accomplishment.|
|Coedlan pattern and button|
|Hilltop Cloud Fiber|
I'm so excited that i've been spinning, because I won this awesome spinning kit from Phat Fiber and Hilltop Cloud Yarn. It's a bunch of BFL/Seacell fiber, a pattern for Coedlan cowl and a beautiful wooden button. I don't know if I'm going to use this fiber for this pattern, but I'm so excited to spin it.
Plus, it still smells SUPER sheepy ;)
There's a thread on Ravelry right now for people to pass on finished objects which they dont wear. I was lucky enough to snag two hats through it, so I decided to pass it forward. I had a bunch of hats that have been sitting around getting no love. I feel pretty good about it. One woman asked for four hats for her sister who has hair loss from illness. Another woman asked for a hat for her daughter who sadly has recently gone through something that NO child (or anyone for that matter) should EVER have to go through. So not only did I send the hat, but I also threw in two flower hair-clips I made, a fuzzy pink pen, a "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" pen and two bookmarks. I really, really hope she likes it. I ended up giving a bunch of the hats to my coworkers, and they all seemed thrilled to get with their new toppers. So I'm feeling pretty good. Do you want one of my unloved FO's (finished objects)? Check them out here, and let me know if you want one!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
|Husband putting on the socks |
I made at the wedding.
|Getting ready to ply.|
Anyway, right now I'm getting back into spinning. In fact, I just finished spinning 3oz of fiber that was part of a grab bag I bought from The Joyful Sheep. I'm going to Andean Ply it today. I also stuck an ounce of fiber in a pot to dye.