Tuesday, May 31, 2011

a visit to Webs

I went to visit a friend in western MA last weekend, and she kidnapped me and forced me to go to Webs. I fondled all the yarn and spent a lot of time mooning over the alpaca and cashmere fibers, but I resisted the urge to make any purchases....

Until I came across their display of Knitty's Citron and made the mistake of petting it. And then I was compelled to buy a hank of Malabrigo Lace Baby Merino. Seriously, it jumped off the shelf and into my hand and insisted on coming home with me.


How was I supposed to say no to that?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Dawn - bfl, merino, cashmere, firestar fiber batt

Blended this morning from some hand dyed blue faced leicester, merino, firestar and cashmere in sky blue, pink, gunmetal, lavender, apricot, and burnt orange.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

More carding and spinning

Mixed up this batt of fiber a few weeks ago. Mostly BFL with bits of other stuff. I'm calling it Haunted Pirate Ship:

Haunted Pirate Ship batt

At the last open studios I spun up My First Batttm and plied with some metallic thread:

And also spun up the Haunted Pirate Ship batt that day:
Haunted Pirate Ship

I have made up a few more batts this week, and feel like I am finally getting the hang of the drum carder. Or at least, I have stopped ripping my hands to shreds while using it. Progress. Yay!