Sunday, July 22, 2007
Then I plied the brown and the striped together. It's pretty thick, but I like the end result. I only ended up with about 50 yards, so maybe I can use it for the cuffs of a jacket or sweater. Not much more than that...I'll try to snap a pic of the finished skein that'll be a bit more appealing.
I have some more carded fiber in a nifty purple and some combed merino in a melony/mango-y kind of color. That's up next!
Saturday, July 07, 2007
This is some of the fiber left from when I purchased my hand spindle. I'm having some trouble with it because it is very smooth and I can't seem to get the tension right. I think I'll need to do some better predrafting on what's left before I continue with it. Can anyone say "felt me?"
But a wider view to show off my equipment for the Tour (sans flash, and you can see my messy apartment in the background):
My Ashford Traditional, aquired "new in the box" for a pretty good deal via Ebay. The seller did fail to mention that it was actually new in 1983. It really hadn't ever been taken out or assembled, but the pieces were wrapped up in a New Zealand newspaper from Dec 1983! Quite a surprise. But I love it. It's so cute and, well, traditional!. I'm slowly getting the hang of things. I spun enough roving (kindly given to me by a friend with her own sheep) to knit up a shawl that I like to describe as "rustic." I'll have to post a picture soon.
So on with the Tour! Better luck tomorrow...
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
But I have so much to show! I just got a spinning wheel and lots of fun fiber from a local shepherdess friend of mine! I want to brag about it!
How about a moderate promise to try? Will that help?
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Friday, January 19, 2007
The obligatory pre-blocking lace item close up. Pimply, no? Granted, the hundreds of stithes were all squished up together on a pretty short #4 circular needle.
This is still pre-blocking, but a wider view. I was, despite the dozens of other blog entries and articles and books I have read on the topic assuring me of this, simply amazed at how much the thing grew when I pinned it out. The blocking pics were not so great, since I used the biggest beach towel I had which happens to also be blue. But I'll try to get a pic on something more flattering to show the finished object.
And of course I must admit that this project definitely gave me the lace bug. As evidenced by the amount of lace weight yarn I have subsequently purchased off of Ebay.
Sunday, January 14, 2007
I want to make a Finished Objects list also, since that would fall within my New Year's Resolution and prompt me to take more pictures. So, I think I'll spend too much time on that also.
Oh yeah, and then maybe I'll take some pics of things I'm actually doing to post as well. The bf is getting a laptop for his birthday, arriving via UPS any day, so that might help me in the long run, cause then I can post from the couch instead of hauling my lazy butt all the way into the study to get on the desktop.
Anyway... hopefully in the next few days a new, picture filled post.
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
And twice I got this wonderful "second chance" offer from a seller to purchase something I didn't even win. Now who can pass that up for goodness sake? It's like a gift, practically.
And each individual purchase seems like such a bargain, and with PayPal I don't even have to physcially touch my credit card each time. It is evil I tell you...EVIL!!!
And for some reason I'm buying all this lace weight yarn. Exhibit A: purple cashmere!!!
Do I have a need for shawls all of a sudden? I was guilt tripped by my mother for not having knitted something for my grandmother for Christmas, so maybe that can be a project for the rest of the winter.
OK. But the blog-o-sphere as my witness: No more Ebay until at least.... umm.... Feb?