Hello! I have been busy... but my blog has been a ghost town. Here is a photo journal with my fiber activities for the last six plus weeks.
A Sweater for Abigail, with a matching hat. The fiber is handspun from a my friend Lburrel, in Canada.
Above is a condensed version. We have two pair of little socks and a good start on holiday socks for my family.
A little family of dolls headed to ICROSS in Canada. I actually have made a sixth to add to the shipment since I took that photo.
I have been washing wool, raw fleece. It is rather fun, now that I am getting the hang of it and finding the way that I want to spin, for the kind of wool that I want to knit with.
So White and fluffy after washing.
Then I used an Ashford Flick Carder and combed the ends of the locks. I spun a thin single and plyed it chain ply, aka navajo ply. And look at those sweet little wool shoes for Abigail. Be still my heart. I need pearl buttons, those are only pins for the photo.
Well... remember back when... I said I had been spinning. Oh boy did I mean it.. and then Tour de Fleece came along and gave me great motivation. So here come the fiber shots.
The coloway: Blushing, the Fiber: Merino
This is four ounces FatCatFiber 2 ply, 398 yards.
The Colorway: Azurite, the fiber: Faulkland.
I am trying to remember to keep a little drop spindle action going on. I like using the drop spindle, but I love the volume from my LadyBug. I love my spinning wheel.
I learned to card and make Rollags.
More fiber coming up.
The colorway: winterscape, the Fiber: is BFL. (underplyed!!)
Here is some anonymous fiber that I have had for about 8 years. I believe it to be silk. It was fun to spin and ply. Oh so soft.
This is what a batt of Cupcake fiber looks like after it is opened up. I have spun one of them so far. It is for three ply sock yarn. Yummy.
The color is more like the top photo.
Here is a bobbin of Potluck Roving. I spun three ply (chain). It turned out nice, but I have learned quite a bit since.
Still it is rather pretty chain plyed.
Here is another chain ply attempt with Louet Northern Lights, the colorway is Grape Jelly. It is rather nice. I don't remember the yardage.
So you see, I have been busy, and I have other knitting on the needles. I have promised myself to go back to posting as I knit because I can seem to keep up this way and I do miss my blog.
Best trip this summer was a trip to the San Franscisco Zoo with one of my favorite people, my Grandson.
I had a stay at home summer well, pretty much this whole year...no travel options this year. Thank goodness for books, knitting, spinning and family and for the simple life.
I have two special events coming up for Fall, a baby shower for Abigail, and I get to meet Miss Abby Rose in November. A new baby girl in time for the holidays.
Have a great End of the Month. Happy Days and thanks for dropping by!