Friday, September 26, 2008

September's Almost Over!

Earlier this month I joined the September Spin Along on the Spinner Central group on Ravelry. When I was reading the thread I realized the Leicester Longwool locks I scored in Yorktown were local and natural colored.

I fell in love with the fiber (and was petting it the whole time we walked around Yorktown!)
Well, I realized yesterday that the end of September was approaching and I hadn't done much spinning on Lester's Long Wool Locks. So I got out my comb and the bag of wool and went at it.

Not bad for
a few hours since I have to prep AND spin. Click to enlarge the pic - I love the way the yarn is coming out many different shades. I hope to get enough worsted weight yarn for a vest eventually.

Off to spin some more!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Heritage Days

I spent 2 days at the Chesapeake Heritage Days celebration this weekend. Our knitting Guild (TKGV) had a booth and provided a table for members to sell our stuff if we wished. I had yarn, house socks for adults and kids, felted bags and some earrings and stitch markers.

As usual nothing sold! I may just stop with the shows - they aren't worth the effort!

The good news is that I got a lot of spinning and knitting done. I've started an Elizabet Zimmermann Rib Warmer out of some Foliage in my stash.
Then I spun up some Mountain Colors Targhee in the Lodgegrass colorway

with my little Golding Lace weight spindle. Love the fiber and the spindle!

Although the spindle is slow, I couldn't take the wheel out there too!

In the evening I continued work on Clue 1 of the Mystery Stole 4. This one is really pretty, so I'm plugging away at the beads and lace! Pictures another time.

Off to clean the house so I can mess with more fibery stuff!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Starting Out

I kind of hate it when pushed beyond my comfort zone. This blog is definitely beyond that place.

I developed a web page for a client and when she wanted to do her own updates I followed in the steps of far more savvy web designers and suggested she begin a blog for the updates she wanted. Worked like a charm, but then she started asking questions I couldn't answer, since I didn't have a blog.

So here I am!

I've been toying with the idea of a blog (as if the blog-o-shpere needs another knitting/spinning blog), and this was the incentive. I know I am no Panopticon or Yarn Harlot, but I've certainly got yarn and fiber and the urge to use it all NOW! So if you keep coming back you will see what I am working on, finishing and starting in my fuzzy, fibery world! As well as all those daily things that get in the way of the fun...