Sunday, June 14, 2015

6.14.2015 This time I won...



One of the nice things about belonging to a small-ish group on Ravelry is the offering of monthly random prizes.  Most everyone offers a prize sooner or later; most everyone wins a prize sooner or later.  This time I won and a marvelous bag maker offered me my pick of a bunch.  I narrowed it down to about four and asked her to surprise me.  Tah dah!  Just the right size for a spindle and  fiber although it might also, if I were a sock maker, be good for a sock knitting bag.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

5.2.2015 Snoozy kitty, awkward pillow.



Three nights running she's cuddled up to the lazy kate to use it as a pillow.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

10.12.2014 Dyeing workshop


I took a fun workshop at Fingerlakes Fiber Fest, playing with dyes with Sara Lamb.  I took along some Zephyr and some bombyx silk top and finally got decent pics of the silk which did not want to be in focus.


Zephyr:



and Silk top:



Saturday, August 02, 2014

8.2.2014 And when you finish plying...


You get to take it off the spindle and onto the niddynoddy for skeining.  And then you get to take it off the niddynoddy and dunk it in water for magic!



The tied are #10 crochet cotton.  You know, for scale.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

7.31.2014 New Toys are always fun.


I won an Etsy gift card in a drawing; Etsy has Andean plying tools available.  Thanks to the wonders of the modern Internet and 2 day USPS shipping, I now have an Andean plying tool draped about with the last bit of the Murex ultrafine merino from Freyalyn.  I should have taken a picture with the neatly wound fiber but I couldn't wait to start actually plying it so I didn't get the camera until half the single was already plyed.