Friday, April 22, 2011

Fire and Ice

Mixed up this fiber batt this morning. Mostly merino with a little bfl, cashmere and firestar.

Fire and Ice Batt

Yes, I do like my new toy. Why do you ask?

Friday, April 15, 2011

Guess what I did

My First Carded Batt

Mix of blue faced leicester, merino, cashmere, silk, firestar, angelina, and faux cashmere in shades of blue, grey, purple and black. Am looking forward to spinning this baby up!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

After a very long delay, the drive band for my drum carder arrived in the mail yesterday. Woo-hoo! Off to the studio after work tonight to play.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Flair

Here's another use for all those little bits of yarn I always seem to have floating around. A while ago, I participated in a swap where I made a bunch of crocheted flowers from my handspun and hand dyed yarns, and then added some pin backs so they can be added as decorations to hats, scarves or headbands.

I started by making up a few new flowers:

Flowers

And then I got it into my head to make some crocheted gears:
Gears

And then I made up this prototype for a key:
Key

Fun to make and super cute!

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Having a great weekend so far. Kicked off with Mario Kart and tequila shots with Em on Friday night. Then headed to Open Studios on Sat. Was reasonably busy at the studio and I had a few sales which was nice. I also destashed some yarn to Annmarie, in return for which she is going to make me a hat and some socks! How awesome. I am very excited about this, since I almost never knit for myself, and although I love handknit socks, I HATE knitting them. Had to leave the studio early to meet up with Rissa and Aimee for dinner and a concert. Had so much fun. The opening band, Forro in the Dark, was really upbeat and fun. I always like watching bands that look like they are having a blast performing.

This is probably my favorite of their songs:
Nonsensical

Gogol Bordello was amazing live. I've only been listening to them for a few months now, so I don't know all of the songs, but they had incredible energy and it was completely infectious. The whole audience was just bouncing around, having a great time. And how can you not dance around like a fool to this?

Start Wearing Purple

And now I am back at the studio for a little bit, finishing up some spinning and dyeing, and will be having some family time later today. Busy busy busy.