Tuesday, February 9, 2010

February the 2nd Month of 2010

Well so far this has been a good month, I am having a great time spinning up all that awesome fiber that I got at the Spin-in held in Destin, FL. What an incredible group of people I had the privilege of meeting and spinning with. Next year we'll have a bvetter time because we will be arriving 2 days before and staying 2 days after the event. This way we will be able to enjoy the beach and some of the local eateries and shops in town. Just look at this bag of yummy fiber and the 2 new spindles I purchased. The fiber is 925 grams of Polwarth. The fleece was dyes these beautiful colors called Ashes of Roses. This fiber came from Francine of Rovings which is in Canada. I already have one 9"-inch bobbin spun up and a 2nd bobbin already started. I also brought more of her fiber but in roving form.

This fiber below is 4.5 ounces of a 85/15 blend of shetland mohair blend in medium blue color. I think this would make some nice socks, or maybe a nice hat. I got this fiber as a gift from Kim at Far Out Farm. She had some incredible fiber I was ever so supportive by purchasing "A LOT" of it. I am talking beautiful Chasing Rainbow Colors and some outstanding dyed Camel/Tussah blend. I purchased 2 Star Birth packages and 1 Opal. This fiber spins up nicely on a spindle but I am going to try it on the wheel to see how it looks and feels. This fiber will be for a beautiful lave scarf.

This bowl is now filled with silk hankies and two rovings on the right from RiversEdge Weaving Studio. Carol and Debb have some incredible fiber and she even offers a sheet that explains in detail the fibers and blends that they use and their benifical qualities. They're awesome and lots of fun too lol. I am looking forward to spinning up some of their fiber. the fiber to the left is Chasing Rainbows Shell Box a 50/50 Merino/Tussah blend. This tiome around I am finding that I am buying more "Quality" versus quantity.
This bowl of fiber is filled mostly with high end and luxury blend fiber. AThe 2 rather vibrant rovings are from Dicentra and they are just awesome in one of my favorite fibers BFL. Lisa's dyeing is just vibrant, rich deep and clear, these two colorways Pilneer and Elowyn are just the bomb as our oldest granddaughter would say. I think they'll make some really happening socks!!

This is one of the Ravelry woman whose group I was part of and spun with. Look at this beautiful wheel, it is just awesome. I had such fun and fiber people are really awesome. I felt like I had known a lot of them for a long time, I think I spent about a good deal walking around and talking as I did spinning. In my next post I will have more fiber to share and also I'll strt posting pictures of the great place that we stayed at. We have an awesome view of both the pool and the beach being on the 10th floor and all.

Well my friends I need to recharge the batteries and hopefully I will have some good news from one of my new friends regarding selling my stitch markers. Well I will say ado to you all until tomorrow ;-)


Stone Hill Ranch said...

BEAUTIFUL fibers!!! Can't wait to see the socks you make!!

UniquelymeNana said...

Thanks ~ I am thinking I might even have spun up enough to make a cowl or a kerchief to wear. I'd say I am a little shy of half a sack of fiber left to spin and I think that I will put that up for later.