Knitting · Spinning

Handspun Happenings

So, I’ve been spinning quite a bit lately, and I thought I would share with you some of what I have in my stash.

Handspun Yarns

From bottom of picture to top: Spinning Sister’s Superfine Hand Dyed Merino Wool 2-plied, Targhee Wool Single Ply, Miss Bab’s Sock Yarn 2-plied, Unknown Artist Wool 2-plied, The Soap Lady’s Autumn Merino/Alpaca 2-plied, Spinner’s Choice Corriedale Wool 2-plied, Abstract Fibers Corriedale 2-plied, Alpaca Wool Blend Single Ply, Unknown Artist Coopworth 2-plied, and finally Natural Merino all 2-plied.

Natural Handspun

This is a closeup of the Natural Handspun Merino Wool. The three on the left were from the same bunch, the one in the middle is Superwash that I picked up from the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival (OFFF) the year before last, and the three on the right came from Woodland Woolworks in Carlton, OR.

Ashford Joy with BFL

Isn’t my baby precious!? My Ashford Joy Double Treadle with Blue Faced Leicester (BFL) from Frabjous Fibers also picked up from Woodland Woolworks.

Singles on Bobbin

My singles on the bobbin. I navajo plied this (3-ply) so that the colorways would stay together and my finished knitted project would be verriegated. I’m making a scarf with a waffle texture and it’s turning out LOVELY! Can’t wait to get some pics up!

That’s it for now, tune in again for more great fibers!

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My blogspot on Phat Fiber!

Hey, check out my blogspot on Phat Fiber! She does such a wonderful job writing about everyone’s samples, I feel so privelged to have such a wonderful blogspot.

Knitting · Spinning

FIBER, fiber, and more. . .fiber.

Wow. . .it has been a long day.  There is nothing better than a day out with the girls, the wind in our hair, and our fiber falling out of the trunk of the car.  My spinning group went to Aurora today to visit the Fibre Sale that was going on, and boy did we find some finds. 

We started by walking around, searching high and low for good deals.  We walked the whole floor before any money was exchanged, though there were mental lists forming.  The first of my purchases was at a wonderful and colorful booth.

Sue and I found a wonderful deal!  We found a 5 lb ?Romney? fleece for $20!  So we split the cost, and will go through the process of washing/carding/and spinning it soon.

Mo found a spinning wheel that she left with.  It’s going to be a great wheel for her to ply long lengths of yarn onto.

We completely filled the car to the brim!  It was so squished by the time we left, we barely all fit!

But we did have to make a stop at Pacific Wool and Fiber in Dundee, and they were actually open this time!  So many times we have stopped during their business hours and they have been closed.  But we found some great fibers.

As soon as we got back to town, we unloaded the car.  It was so full, things were bursting out!

So we went up to the third floor of the Boersma’s building and set up camp.  Everyone had their wheels out, and we finally got Maria on her feet.  She was so excited, as were we all!

And so, that brings this adventure to a close.  Until next time, and next post, Au Revoir!

 

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Easter Eggs, Homespun, and Handknit

Easter was Sunday and I was a little late in photographing my eggs this year, as my mom had used them before I could.  Here are a few snapshots of my very best ones.

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My knitting projects have been pretty much catch up lately.  I finished my grandpa’s slippers that I should have had done by Christmas. . . Better late than never, right?  And I also knit a hat out of some yarn that I handspun. . .homespun. . .not sure what the correct wording is. . . 😉  Anyway, here are a few pictures!

Felted Slippers for my Grandpa.

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My homespun, handknit hat.

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My homespun “Blue Lagoon”.

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My “Sonora Sunset” homespun.

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Ribbed Lace Bolero

Okay, so I was browsing through Ravelry last night and I stumbled onto Kelly Maher’s Ribbed Lace Bolero.  It was so cute, I thought I would CO last night.  So I did.  I used Dream in Color’s Classy Ruby River worsted weight yarn.  I adore their yarn.  It’s so lovely and the colors are simple brilliant.  So I soared past the 2×2 rib, and floated by the first few rows of lace.  I’ve been working on it pretty much all day today, give or take a couple hours, and I’ll be working on it for a bit longer.  It’s absolutely fun and easy!  Here are a few pictures.

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This is the latest picture.  It’s at about 9 inches including the ribbing.  I have to get to 20.5 before I can start the top of the ribbing.  It shouldn’t take too long.  More pics to come when it gets closer to the finish line!