Saturday, January 24, 2009

I've started spinning

I used to spin with a drop spindle when I was younger, in junior high, but haven't really attempted it since. While in Monterey a wonderful fiber artist, Diane, gave me a drop spindle and some roving that she had dyed to take with me on our travels. I wasn't sure about trying it again, I was afraid it would be to frustrating, but when I got those fun fiber samples in my sampler box I had to try it out again.

I have to say- I LOVE it! I've already started ordering small amounts of fiber for me to play with until we move in February, when I may start collecting fiber with a vengeance.

A little about the fiber I spun:

The blue/pink was dyed by Diane.

The varigated green/blue was dyed by Sweet Pea Fibers and I plied it with gold thread.

The rainbow was dyed by The Painted Tiger

The white is 30% wool, 70% mohair from Natch Woolie


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I got my January Phat Fiber Sampler!!!

I got my January Sampler box from Phat Fiber Sampler. It is amazing!!!!



Thursday, January 15, 2009

Phat Fiber Sampler

I am fortunate enough to be participating in the most wonderful collaboration of fiber artists that I have ever seen. Phat Fiber is a fun fiber surprise- it's like Christmas that you can experience once a month. The debut box goes on sale tonight at the Phat Fiber Etsy Store. If you can't wait to find out what's in the box you can get a sneak peak at the Phat Fiber Blog- and some of you may be fortunate enough to get yarn or a pattern from me in your box!

Here are pics of what I contributed for January:


Go check it out!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Sexy Ladies Afghan Square Swap

I organized a swap on Ravelry about 6 months back where groups of women would send afghan squares to each other and in the end everyone would have their very own afghan, with each square made by a different person. Some of us have decided to extend the swap and get 20 squares instead of the original 12. Here are the one's I have received so far. They are all so awesome!


Saturday, January 3, 2009

Brian's Vest

Brian's vest is finished! Finally! I used Patons Wool Merino and the Zipped Vest pattern from the Knitting Classic Style book. It ended up being a little to wide for him, so instead of a zipper I added buttons.