11/02/2008

Squishy

Posted in DIY, Dyeing, Roving, Spinning tagged , , at 3:42 pm by Jennie

Fluffy softness. Yup, that’s what’s been captivating my interest. Here are some of my latest spins. These weren’t done on my drop spindle, but on my nifty new toy. The Little Meggie. It’s suppose to be a kick spindle, but I just put it on a table and spin with my hand.

Handspun yarns Little Meggie

To fuel my new obsession, I had a fun hand dyeing/painting session in my back yard. Here are my new lovely rovings.  🙂 The great part is that they’re superwash merino. YUM!!

Favorite Color Colorway: Favorite Color

Tainted love Colorway: Tainted Love

Autumn Colorway: Autumn

Sweet Berries Colorway: Sweet Berries

I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

10/10/2008

"You spin me right round, baby…

Posted in Accessories, Knitting, Scarves, Spinning tagged , , , , at 10:06 pm by Jennie

Right round, like a record, baby, right round, round round.”  Pretty much sums up what’s been going on with me.

Wool and Spindle Spinning

Here are some finished spins.  🙂

First Handspun Niddy Noddy and Drop Spindle

Both rovings purchased from Alpaca Direct. Decent priced rovings for practice before I move on to the fancier handpainted rovings found on Etsy. I picked up the drop spindle and niddy noddy from Ma and Pa’s Spindles. I heart my niddy noddy, it’s just so cute and small.

Spinning hasn’t totally be on my mind. I’ve been bitten by the scarf bug once again. I’ve been in love with Argosy since I first saw it but thought it would be to hard to knit. Now with a bit of experience it’s just a piece o’cake.

Noro Silk Garden Lite

2 skeins of delicious Noro Silk Garden Lite. My first time working with this stuff and I like it! I enjoy how the color repeats are so long and pretty.

I’ve also been dreaming of a sweater just for me. I have the materials, I just have to get to it. One day…

Beroco Pure Merino