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Picture time!
Tuesday, August 22, 2006, 5:17 pm
Filed under: Knitting, Spinning

Huzzah, the cable has arrived and I have photographs to show you all.

This is going to be image heavy. You’ve been warned (although I can’t imagine there are many people still on dial-up?).

Above is the wonderful gift from my SP 2 that I received a while ago. Pictured are green hand-dyed silk hankies, a new spindle, and some wonderful brown fleece, which has since been spun (see below). Not pictured: chocolate which I’ve eaten.

Skeins that I’ve spun! All are 2-ply. Left to right: 100% fleece (thanks SP!), 50% corridale/50% fleece, and the last two are 100% corridale. All were done with a drop spindle because I don’t have a spinning wheel. Yet.

The beautiful merino roving I got from a local store. They have racks of this stuff in so many colors. They also have silk, mohair, and corridale. I love it. They sell it per 100g so you can get as much or little as you want.

100% wild silk also from the same store mentioned above. I couldn’t even capture how awesome the colours are, but you get the idea.

Perdita – Lilacs, from Knitty Summer 2006. I’m in love with these and now I can’t stop making them. This is made with 100% hemp yarn that is locally made.

The cool thing with living in an artsy fartsy town is that there are lots of local artisans making some cool stuff.

Also, stay tuned for a knitting project that I’ve started working on in an update tomorrow.

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Spinning and knitting, oh my!
Thursday, August 10, 2006, 2:13 pm
Filed under: Digression, Knitting, Spinning

So I’m glad to say that at least my money wasn’t wasted, as a through search has not yielded my camera cable. However I’m secretly pissed off too because I have a lot of photos I want to put on my computer.

That being said, I’ve decided that I really freaking want a spinning wheel. Really badly. There’s a generalized antique/junk store by my house and they have three for sale. Of course they’re technically “antique” making them far more expensive than they should be, but that’s not the point (and I doubt they’re even that antique!). The point is, I want a spinning wheel.

I’ve made three skeins of yarn, 2-ply which I will have photos of shortly within the past week. Two of these were partially made up of wool already spun, but another was done completely within a few days time. I’ve been a spinning fiend, partially in thanks to my wonderful SP who sent me the gorgeous fleece and the wonderful brand new drop spindle which makes spinning just so much easier.

I also splurged yesterday because I got a new job. A job that pays more than my old one, and is arguably much better than my old one as my main job title won’t be “cashier”. Head cashier or not, it’s a shitty job!

But back to what I splurged on. I bought some beautiful teal merino roving and some wild silk (meaning the silk worms were actually wild) dyed in greens and reds and oranges. Pictures, I swear, will follow.

I was going to write more, but the thunder and lightening is telling me that I should turn off my computer for now.

Stay tuned for photos!