Friday, July 23, 2010

Fiber Friday - July 23, 2010

This is just a quick post to show you the finished skeins from previous Fiber Fridays

118 yards
(the most I've spun on a drop spindle! woot!)
The fiber is from a grab bag on etsy (see previous post)

100% Merino
236 yards
(singles spun on drop spindle and then plied on wheel)
Dyed naturally with Logwood chips

Friday, July 9, 2010

Fiber Friday - July 9, 2010

Over at Ravelry the Tour de Fleece is happening. It's a spin-a-long where people spin from July 3rd to July 25th. It originated from this blog and the Tour de France. I've been following along behind the scenes and trying to spin every day. Here's my progress so far:
"Anywhere but Here"
68 yards (0.5 oz)

"On the Other Side"
56 yards (0.5oz)

(Almost done this one, should be finished by Sunday)

The fiber for all three skeins were purchased from Poppy Flower Fiber on Etsy. I posted about the purchase here. I think the above three skeins are all BFL fiber, but not positive.

I'm lucky and can spin at work when it's slow, so I know there will be more yarn to post next Fiber Friday. So, I'll see you soon :)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Slow and steady wins the race

I've been spinning on my drop spindle off and on for a few weeks. Once the singles are done, I'll ply them together on my wheel to create a stronger yarn. I've really enjoyed spinning on this handmade drop spindle, because I get a thinner and more consistent yarn that I do with my country wheel. I absolutely love lace weight yarn, and this has definitely helped me work on my drafting skills.

100% Merino
Naturally dyed with Logwood chips
(the color is slightly more purple in person)

Once I'm finished the yarn I'll be able to report back with how long the skein is and also a name. Although I already have a name in mind. :)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Canada Day!

Today is the celebration of Canada becoming a country 143 years ago. So head outside and enjoy our beautiful lands and the people in it.


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