easy being

It was only a couple of hours after I wrote up my last post before I was spinning, plying, and finishing the spinning project that I was so worked up about. Sometimes they’re just totally addictive! We had plenty of episodes of bad TV stored up, so I just worked through the remaining fiber until it was done, since I was so excited to see…

hidden highlights

Oct 13th, 2010 dyeing, spinning

I’m in the middle of a spinning project for a friend, and this fiber is totally addictive! It’s a good thing the BFL is so easy and such a joy to work with, because otherwise I might be tempted to just sit and stare, admiring the pretty colors. It’s one of those projects that’s taking ME along for the ride, instead of me directing the…

sneak peeks

May 13th, 2010 social, spinning

I finished my spinning project, and here it is in its final glory! Actually, since it’s my creation, all I can see are its flaws, but I’m pretty sure it looks like a bloggable skein of handspun to the rest of you. It’s my first skein after a long spinning hiatus, so some inconsistency is of course forgivable. And then there’s the fact that part…

fold into gold

May 8th, 2010 spinning

The spinning bug still has its little fangs lodged pretty deeply in my to-do list, so instead of the work I was hoping to get to this afternoon, I couldn’t resist taking my wheel out into the sun on the porch. The mohair content in the fiber I am spinning is so nice and shiny, that is positively gleamed in the sun, and I couldn’t…

terra firma

May 7th, 2010 spinning

I am spinning again, and it feels wonderful. I’m not really sure what caused me to go “off” spinning this February, probably a combination of the lifestyle changes we made when Rob’s brother moved in, and also the busy-busy I’ve been with crafting deadlines for outside parties. In any case, my wheel sat unloved there for a couple of months, but we are back together…