Tuesday, October 30, 2007

More Spinning and a Scarf

So....still spinning that Alpaca (one day I swear I will have a picture of it). I go to a knitting group on Monday nights and last night I brought my spindle and some louet northern lights. I hate how slow the hand spindle is now that I have been spinning on a wheel for about 4 years; however I do miss the simplicity of it and the ease of taking it anywhere.

I am also working on a scarf for my mom. I think the yarn is Nashua?? I am bad about knowing yarns of this nature...it is a superwash wool, one of those I-cord yarns-kind of novelty but at least it's wool. It has the most gorgeous stripes! A hat out of this yarn would be so lovely.

Thursday, October 25, 2007


Okay, so it's been awhile since I've spun Alpaca...and I love it. It's just wonderful. I have one bobbin done, which I will spin into a two ply from a center pull ball. I still have enough fiber to spin up another bobbin.

After I finish the Alpaca, I've got some wonderful Kid Mo/Wool blend I'm going to start. It's a jewel tone yellow/gold with oranges and greens...it's gorgeous! I so wish I could get some pictures but I am still without a camera.

Monday, October 22, 2007


I know I haven't been good to my readers lately, but I am still battling getting internet at my apartment....

BUT, I have been spinning...lots and lots of spinning with luscious fibers from Crown Mountain.

I attended a little fiber festival in Corydon, IN this Saturday and brought home some goodies. I am spinning some alpaca in shades of brown, tan, and black. I am loving it!!

I also am knitting a scarf for my mom out of a superwash wool who's name escapes me at the moment.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Sorry, No Camera

Hey strangers! Sorry about my absence...but it's not over yet! BUT, in my absence I have been spinning. I just finished about 200 yards of some worsted weight superfine superwash merino from Hello Yarn and it is just wonderful. I think it will be a hat and maybe some mitts. I also started spinning the colorway Great Balls of Fire merino from Crown Mountain Fibers. I am really loving how the colors are playing out. I am not sure how I am going to ply. I would like to try Navajo, but I never seem to have good results...advice anyone?