Tuesday, March 15, 2016

New Yarn! And Everything Else That's Been Going On.

Life has been chaotic and busy of late... really, when isn't it? But in between the busy I've finished up two new yarns! One of them is a soft, squishy merino wool, dyed by The Fiberess  in the colorway "Love Affair." It's 350 yards chain plied fingering weight, in a gradient that goes from pinks and reds to smokey grays.  





The second is a delightful hodgepodge of samples that have come in my Phat Fiber boxes the last couple of months. I really enjoy spinning up large bags of samples, the yarns are always really fun to knit with.  





I haven't done any dying in the last couple of weeks. We've got flu at our house, and I pulled a muscle in my back. I've been having to take it kinda slow. But I just got a HUGE new supply of fiber to dye. Merino, BFL, and Corriedale. 3 of my favorite fibers to spin and dye. I'm hoping to get back into my dye this coming weekend. It's spring here already and we've been trying to get our flower beds cleaned out, and plan out our garden. All that takes time. We've missed a lot of school days and school activities this semester too, because of illness mostly. We'll end up taking a much shorter summer break since we missed so many days between November and March.  


In other news, I had a birthday last week and my crafty husband built me a really awesome Lazy Kate. 



The pictures don't really do it justice. I've plied from it twice and it does a great job. I like the versatility of the way it stands. And the drawer handles make it easy to take the bobbins off and on.   

5 comments:

  1. Your spinning is beautiful, and I just love that lazy kate!

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  2. nice Kate! the more bobbins the better

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  3. i like the blend of all the samples! each skein is clearly one of a kind!

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  4. I want a lazy Kate like that 😊 your husband would make some money off of that. It's beautiful. Hope your for is better soon too.

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