Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Cottage Gardens

Last year at Rhinebeck, I bought 4 ounces of fiber. I was looking for fiber that had been dyed using a few different colors. I was inspired both by looking at the before and after pictures of stuff that javajem had spun up and also by My So Called Scarf and how the colors blended in so well together. With those thoughts in mind, I went shopping and came home with this:

Frabjous Fibers - BFL - "Cottage Garden"

This was spun on Suzie and soon became a bobbin full of singles:

Frabjous Fibers - Cottage Garden

With the bobbin looking like that, I decided that I would try to create long color blocks rather than trying to mix and match because of how this was dyed and packaged. In order to create something like what javajem had been spinning, I would need roving that was more splotchy with colors.

Finally, after being Navajo plied and set, it became 230 yards of soft soft fiber:

Frabjous Fibers - BFL all spun up

Monday, June 22, 2009

A pound of fiber

In 2008 at Maryland Sheep and Wool, I bought a pound of fiber with the intention of spinning it up and knitting a shrug out of it for my friend's August of 2008.

Well, it's June 2009 and I have finally spun through it all! The last bit of it has been washed and set and is now hanging to dry.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Keep on spinning

I must finish this - Creatively Dyed merino/bamboo:

Still spinning the creatively dyed

I'm into the home stretch. Once it's spun, I will do a 2 play. Hope to finish this by July 1st. I want to finish it so that I can start in on one of these:

juliespins 50%alpaca/30%merino/20%silk - Embers
juliespins 50%alpaca/30%merino/20%silk in "Embers"
juliespins 50%alpaca/30%merino/20%silk - Great Grape
juliespins 50%alpaca/30%merino/20%silk in "Great Grape"

You can find juliespins here

Saturday, June 13, 2009

And summer begins

Some progress pictures after the last game of the 2008-2009 NHL season:

This picture of the February Lady Sweater is from 1st intermission of the game. I knit a few more rows. I've still got another 2 balls of Malabrigo and since the game is over and I'm still knitting, I think I'm going to attempt a mid thigh length sweater, having been inspired by this one.
More FLS

Also...not quite finished for class today but:

Friday, June 05, 2009

National Donit Day

Since today is national donut day
1. free donut at Krispie kreme.
2. Free donut with purchase of a drink at participating dunkin donuts