Friday, November 29, 2013

so warm and cozy

So what's a girl to do with all this beautiful handspun yarn???
1) I admire it
2) I pet it
3) I admire it some more...
4) I am making blankets...

I've just finished one and I have two other blankets on the needles (one using just FatCatKnits fiber and the second is a mix of beautiful fibers)...
I am thinking of getting a wheel...but I am still having so much fun with my spindles...

Finished blanket

Words can't describe how awesome I feel whenever I use my blanket :)
Each yarn has a story....memories (good/bad) attached to them...
I hope that one day when I become a homeowner, I'll have a stack of handspun blankets...and handknitted/ quilts (I love making blankets!).

The second blanket is also a garter stitch, one of Purl Bees super easy baby blanket. I just casted on more stitches.

Yarn Love

My new obsession::  everything from Yarn Love and her fibers too!!

Polwarth Roving "Early Crocus"....

These colors just make me soo happy!!!!

Polwarth Roving "Warmth"

Audrey Hepburn Roving, 80% Polwarth / 20% Silk in Zippity Do Dah 

Scarlett O'Hara Roving, 60% Merino, 40% Bamboo

Marianne Roving , Superwash Merino " Foliage"

 Audrey Hepburn Roving again in  the colorway "Secret Stairs"

Fall Spinning

aaah...the joys of writing a dissertation and being on the job market.....
All I can say is that I am seriously tempting to include the art of spinning in the acknowledgements/ thank you section.
These past months, spinning, knitting and yoga have truly saved my sanity.... chocolate too!

From FatCatKnits,  I am still catching up on past club fibers
Arachne “Pride and Humility” , Greek Myths Fiber Club, November 2012
50/25/25 Merino/Tussah Silk/Bamboo

and regular colorways...

Merino Wool Combed Top "Curry"

 BFL combed top "Millefiore"

I tried a new wool...dorset  from Covered Bridge

A beautiful Miss Babs Merino/ Silk top "fog bank"

I can't have enough Three Irish Girls fiber...

Carys BFL in "Eighteen flavors"

 Carys BFL in "Blueberries"

 Cary BFL in Latackq, an exclusive colorway for the Net Loft

From Sweet Georgia Yarns, this beautiful fall color :)
85% Superwash merino, 15% Nylon, "Autumn Wind"