Sunday, June 24, 2007

I'm learning about pictures

Finally, some pictures of the "Angel's Landing" colorway from Wasatch Watercolours. I really, really like how this is spinning. I split the roving in quarters, lengthwise, then I pre-drafted and the colors are still "popping" during the spinning.
I have a quarter of a bobbin spun already! I don't think I will get "bored" with this colorway.

Happy spinning & knitting.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

New Fiber

Again, no pictures. Sorry!

Today I am starting to spin on "Dolly" the fiber from Wasatch Watercolours called "Angels Landing". It is oranges, reds, pinks, and white. Definitely, colors out of my comfort level. It is BFL which I have wanted to spin since reading so much about it on other blogs and in Knitter's Review. So far, it is spinning up nicely. I will only get a little bit of time to spin today. Have to get ready for the "Sister's Retreat".

I have plied and wound onto the niddy noddy the Crosspatch Creations Stone Soup "Iced Lemon & Lime." The 4 oz. I had, spun up really nice. It will look nice as a scarf for a friend for Christmas. This is the second time I have spun some of Joan's fibers and I really like it. The first time I spun it on a drop spindle and its not all spun yet. I am actually still working on that, occasionally.

I have thrums in Mocha from Spinderella's Creations, on the Scholar. I had 8 oz. to spin and only have about 2 oz. left. I have two "full" bobbins and am halfway thru the third bobbin. I will get pictures when I am done! I started spinning this about the 1st of June and should be done in about another two weeks, because of being gone next week.

Well, back to spinning. Happy knitting & spinning.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

New to this Blogging Thing

So, I've thought and thought about blogs. I read lots and lots of blogs. But, this is entirely new, to be writing in a blog. All the messages I get from others say, "this is just an on-line journal for whatever you want." My "want" is to write about my fiber experiences.

As is the name of the blog, this is an account of my adventures with fiber. I have been a knitter for 30-some-odd years, learning in my pre-teen years. I have been a spinner for almost 20 years and that has been my grounding wire throughout my boys growing up, a divorce, the stresses of daily life, and a new marriage with accompanying children and "new" problems.

I haven't yet learned how to put the pictures on here, so that you can see what I am working on. But I will learn how to do that and learn how to "link" to other sites.

A little about who I like to spin and knit for. There is ES (Eternal Spouse), my boys: E, J1, R & C. ES kids: M, A1, J2 & A2. They range in age from 21 years old to 11 years old (mine are in the middle). I have m-a-n-y extended family member who I also like to make things for.

I have four spinning wheels. There is the Ashford Traditional (this is my very first wheel), then the Ashford Scholar (this is the wheel, until just recently, that has been used the most), #3 is the Lendrum (I call her Dolly, because she reminds my of the workhorse my grandparents had on their farm while I was growning up) and last in the purchase order is: the Hitchiker. The Hitchiker is my take everywhere wheel now. There is always a project going on each of the wheels. Some take longer to get completed, but the wheels all get used.

Well, hopefully I haven't bored you to tears. Thanks for joining me. Keep knitting!