Spinnings on my Spindle

I have had my wonderful spindle for about a month now and have had a blast teaching myself to use it.  I’ve been making my way through the PhatFiber box I purchased last month and am finally happy with some of the outcomes I’ve produced.

I used the dye kits I received from Color Bug Yarns (although I used Kool-Aid packages I bought).  The lighter, almost white, is actually a really light green.  This was the first time I plyed, and really enjoyed the process.

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This one was from Spinfusion.  It’s Merino in color: Chocolate Covered Cherries.  I love how thin I was able to get this.

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And this is my latest (and my FAVORITE so far).  It’s SW Merino Combed Top in “chocofetti” colorway from Play at Life Fiber Arts.  I loved working with this material.  It felt almost silky like and was a dream to draft.

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Pretty Fiber

I happened to be browsing around on Etsy one day and came across some of the most gorgeous fiber at the Fiber Fancy shop.  It was calling to me; luring me in with its beauty and softness.  I HAD to have it.  But then I encountered having to decide between two lovely colors.  I was stuck… lost in a sea of despair.  I had no other choice!  I knew there was no way I could go on with only one, so I bought both.  I am not disappointed!

Green Apple Old Fashion Candy Stick: 2+ ounces hand dyed bamboo and 19 micron merino

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Blueberry Old Fashion Candy Stick: 2+ ounces hand dyed bamboo and 19 micron merino

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PhatFiber Boxes Came My Way Today! (Picture Heavy)

I ordered 2 PhatFiber Sample Boxes this month, my first time receiving, and I am not disappointed.  I ordered a Fiber Box:

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and a mixed box full of fiber, yarn samples and other goodies:

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Everything is wonderful and beautiful in their own right, but there were a few items that stood out for various reasons.  So, I will share those items.  If you see something in the pictures above and you’d like to see a bigger picture of it and/or would like to know where you can purchase something, let me know.

From Fleecemaker’s Fibers.  Romney Lamb Locks: {these colors would work well individually or with a couple of select colors blended together, but I love the locks}

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Chocofetti from Play at Life Fiber Arts: {I wouldn’t normally be attracted to this combo of colors, but this one grabs me for some reason}

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Stitch Markers: Oreo Cookie- from Wine Makers Sister, Round/Orange- from Lampyridae, Ice Cream- from Craftydragon,Dum/Dum- from Pickin’ & Spinnin’ {I love the dum-dum lollipop}

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Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream from A Dying Wish.  .25 ounces.  South African Fine Alpaca, Carbonized Bamboo {the grrens in this are enchanting}

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Peanut Butter Swirl from North Star Alpacas. .4 ounces RoseGray and Light Brown Alpaca

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Llady Llama Fiber Co.

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Key Lime Pie from Stone and String {This yarn has a great feel to it}

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Gobstoppers from Wooliebullie.  Handpainted Supreme Silk {I love touching this stuff… wish I had tons of it in blues and greens}

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Chocolate Cupcake from Funhouse Fibers– ” A chocolate bfl “cupcake”, covered in yummy icing comprised of bfl, bamboo, and Angelina glimmer fiber. Of course, what would a cupcake be without Sprinkles?? We include 12 glass bead “sprinkles” hand threaded onto matching fiber, for you to spin in as you like. YUM!” {I’ve never worked with beads in the form of spinning or knitting… this looks like fun!}

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Piece of Cake from Desert Garden Farms.  Romney Lamb, Faux Cashmere, Sparkle, Tencel Nepps {the packaging for this genious!}

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I received 2 do-it-yourself fiber dyeing kits from Color Bug Yarns{I can’t wait to try this out}

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There are just a few of my favorite things.  I can’t wait until next month.  My fingers are crossed that I am fortunate enough to snag another box (or maybe 2).

Got my new drop spindles today!!!

I have seen do many beautiful yarns online that people has spun themselves and make me think that it was something I would like to try.  At first, I thought of getting a wheel, but couldn’t justify spending that much money on something I didn’t know if I would enjoy or not.  After some research, I decided that it might be best for me to try useing a drop spindle.  I looked at many different shops online and found Maine Woods Yarn and Fiber.  They offer individual spindles as well as a kit containing a top whorl, a bottom whorl, 4 ounces of 100% handpainted wool and 1 ounce of undyed fiber.  I couldn’t pass it up!  And… it arrived in the mail today!!

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{Beautiful top and bottom whirl spindles}

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{4 oz 100% Wool: Sunflower}

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{1 oz undyed fiber: looks buttery to me}

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And kitty gets the box…

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I can’t wait to watch some tutorials online and get started spinning me some yarny deliciousness!!!

Received an MYB in the Mail

I received my first ever MYB in the mail a few days back from a woman who belongs to the same swap group (KYS) as I do on Ravelry.  I was so excited.  Just take a look at everything tucked inside:

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I Haz a Hat

I finally finished {R}’s Tanner Hat (found on Ravelry).  It shouldn’t have taken so long, but I couldn’t complete a row without coughing and sneezing uncontrollably.  I should have knitted it about an inch longer since he likes to flip the edge up a little.  I think it looks good and love how the decreases shape the hat.  I used Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool in Oak Tweed. 

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New Knitting Project

I am still sick, yet I managed to start a new project in between coughs, sneezes, cold chills and naps.  As per usual, I found the pattern on Ravelry.  It’s called The Tanner Hat and was designed by Gina Johnson.  I thought it was a good masculine type hat that would fit my husband and his personality.  I’ll post the details of the yarn I used and any modifications after I’m completed or you can click HERE to go to my Ravelry page for project details now.

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