And I’m sticking to that. After I stopped to see her on Friday, she told me that I really needed to check out the new shop Fibre Space, just a couple of blocks away. I had some time, so I decided what the hell. I walked over, and entered the door of a really lovely […]
I skeined up the merino-silk yesterday.
Ended up with just under the 8oz. I started with – looks like I only lost maybe 1/8oz to “whoops”es, which is nice!
Gave it a nice bath, and then let it lie in the sun for a bit to dry.
July 9th, 2009 | Tags: Spinning | Category: Misc. | - (Comments are closed)
So, last spring, I did some test-crocheting for my friend Mary Beth Temple. I was working on squares for a booklet she had written, to be published by Leisure Arts. Fast forward to about a month ago, and MBT blogged that her book was out. My (signed!) copy arrived while I was in Omaha.
Well, more like an opinion poll, really. I finished spinning up that merino-silk that you saw a few days ago (erm… ok, more like almost two weeks). So, I have two nicely full bobbins.
I just can’t decide what to do from here. I can leave it as a VERY fine singles, […]
I’ve spun at least a little every day since Saturday, and I’ve got my first bobbin full of the green merino-silk.
And, um, still a basketfull left to go. 😀
I played with it a little, and if I don’t end up with three bobbins to ply, I’m going […]
Not that most of you knew he was gone…
At MD Sheep and Wool this year, I asked the amazingly awesome Dave over at the Merlin Tree about converting my HitchHiker wheel to his new double-treadle design. On Sunday (of the festival – not this past Sunday), I dropped Zaphod off with Dave, and last […]
OK, technically, mitten. Ok, technically only HALF a mitten. But look how cute!
Dragonflies on the back of the hand:
Flowers on the palm side, which will become stripes above the thumb (the white crochet thread is waste yarn for the thumb.
I’m using some Cherry Tree Hill Supersock […]
No, not the sweater. Carmelo’s still got about 6 inches of sleeve left to go. I finished up the handspun I showed you the other day!
Isn’t it purty? It’s very soft, too. And I think it’s fairly well balanced! Yay! It’s drying now after a nice soak […]
You know, it’s amazing what you can get done when you actually sit down and do it. During rehearsal Friday night, I bound off the front edge of the first half of Carmelo. After a weekend of trying to stay out of Kris’s way while he was working on NaNoWriMo (still going!), I am here:
Yes, I’m posting handspun on Handspun Monday again. Welcome to update #2 on the Tour de Fleece. I’ve finished up my first bobbin of the silk hankies, and I plied it last night – only my second attempt at Navajo plying, and I think it went pretty darn well.
(Dammit… blurry […]