spun saturday

Jan 17th, 2009 spinning, swaps, yarn p8rn fridays

Hmm, “Fiber Saturday” doesn’t have quite the same ring to it, you know? Please address any complaints to my scheduling department. I’m showcasing this yarn because I can’t believe I just traded it away! It’s my handspun, and I think it’s so lovely… but I never got any ideas on what to make with it, so I’m trading it for more spinning fiber so at…

self-fulfilling

Aug 29th, 2008 yarn p8rn fridays
malabrigo

A few weeks ago, I found myself in a yarn store and ended up picking up some Malabrigo to add to my stash. As I was taking these pictures, it occurred to me: For Malabrigo, I don’t feel like I have to explain myself. This yarn speaks for itself! As a matter of fact, I *did* have a project in mind when I bought this…

fiber friday

Aug 8th, 2008 spinning, swaps, yarn p8rn fridays

The other day, I had one of those funny mailbox moments– the kind that every Secret Pal participant lives for. When you find something in your mailbox and are stumped by “But I didn’t order anything.” It always takes a minute before it dawns on you– my secret pal sent me something awesome! (Insert happy dance here.) My secret pal – whoever she may be…

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…

project-progress

Jun 18th, 2008 books, knitting, swaps

Over the weekend I started knitting a new sock project, and the progress has been remarkable because it is such a neat pattern. I’m working on the Uptown Boot Socks, found in Interweave’s Favorite Socks book. I’d been anticipating knitting this pair of socks ever since I got the book (during Secret Pal 11), and I’m really happy with the way they are coming out,…