Monday, May 26, 2014

Sunshine and Lollipops :)

Well not really but sunshine coloured wool and a second matching pink skein are done :)

200 yards of Maggie's Amazing mother fiber and mohair 2ply yarn.

And the second skein of mohair in pink -8 ounces 4oo yards in total.

And finally done off the Navy Surplus spindle from Bosworths is 4 ounces -300 yards of 2 ply merino /silk in a one of a kind colourway called "Fathom". I love spinning on my spindle but it does take a LOT longer to get a skein done then on my faithful wheel.

Next up some more of Maggie's amazing mother fiber in pink and orange :)  Life is so wonderfully good when my wheel and I are together.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Halfway there :)

8 ounces of wonderful shiny mohair -first skein is 4 ounces and 200 yards.  Second skein is getting started on this evening. Love spinning mohair -next to angora its my favorite.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Catching up

So lots has happened since last posting. The dyewizard himself Jared turned 16!! I know my baby can now learn how to drive. Did you just watch my hair go white??  Good thing hes such a great kid.  Lindsay is continuing her growing up into an incredibly opinionated young lady -more white hair!!
Also went to the THE Big show of Spring Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.  I entered 4 skeins this year. Won 2 2nd places and a 3rd place and a Special Award for my one skein.
We were set up next to Miss Babs which is apparently a huge deal but you know what. It was pretty colours but its all commercial yarn from lord knows where. I think this is why I feel the need to keep spinning my own one of a kind yarns from real fibers from real farmers. 
Next stop on the fiber road trip is the Canadian Embroiderers show on Thursday night. We'll see what these ladies and gents think of handspun yarn!