Thursday, January 29, 2009

Yes, She Does

Spin, that is. I've done posts about a lot of things (mostly opportunities to buy stuff), but I actually USE the stuff I buy too.

I wrote about a trip to the mountains and a sale by Kid Hollow Farm (KHF ). This is the first I've spun from that. I carded in some gold firestar to add a little spark. I got 3 skeins of about 150 yds each which is becoming a shawl.

Very soft and smooshy!

This is another batch from KHF - fuschia, teal and purple. I happened to have some silk in those colors too, so I'm carding the two into fluffy rovings of the individual colors!

I like the sheen the single has.

To relax from all this carding I'm spinning this lovely Butterfly Girl batt from this summer.

I want to use it with that cashmere/silk blend for a shawl or wrap. If anybody reads this, I could use suggestions.

Back in October we went to the Virginia Fall Fiber Festival and I got an Alpaca/Merino blend.

Half became a Christmas scarf, and half went off for sale in a LYS.

And I really have been knitting with my handspun. This is the shrug I have been making from my first usable stuff (Sea cell and wool).

Check Ravelry for details!

Well that's about it for now. I'm off to work on my February Lady's Sweater, because I WILL finish it in February!

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