dyeing of spinsanity

Jun 25th, 2008 dyeing, other, spinning

I couldn’t even wait to take a couple “before” pictures of my latest fibery endeavor before I jumped right in and started spinning. I had ordered this lovely spindle from Spinsanity to allow me to spin lighter yarns than my heavier homemade one. It’s great! I really love how it looks, and how the square shape is a little unusual. It’s also really great to…

pure michigan

Jun 20th, 2008 dyeing, work, yarn p8rn fridays

Those of you living in the Battle Creek or Kalamazoo areas, you are in luck! You’ve got some amazing people looking out for you in the yarn retail therapy and fun events department. A few weeks ago at work, I went through a phone-tag-flip-and-tip with Kelly, who’s opening up Your Local Yarn Shop, a new yarn store in Battle Creek, this fall. Since her business…

anticipating autumn

Jun 17th, 2008 dyeing, spinning

The stretches of hot weather we’ve been having do nothing to dampen my desire to make yarn, and I’ve had a great time spindling this cornucopia colored 2-ply bulky. I feel like the colorway is a little out of season these days, but come fall it’ll make some delightful warm woolies. This skein is about 6 ounces, and I’ve got a little bit more of…