July 21, 2013

fin de la tour

I guess, technically, I accomplished my meager Tour de Fleece goal of getting back into spinning, but I really didn't spin as much as I could have, or have done in years past. Some knitting, sewing, dyeing, living got in the way of that. However, this managed to turn into this:

Pigeonroof Studios BFL in 'mollusc'. +/- 300 yds sportweight.

And these leftover polwarth dyeing experiments from 3 years ago became these:

I have about 550 yds sportweight between them, so I figure they'll make a cute pair of striped socks someday.

There is also a small update of polwarth combed top in the shop.

Happy weekend!

July 4, 2013

back on the horse

I can't believe it's been two months since I last posted here. Well, actually, I can. Because May and June always kick my butt with their mayhem and this year was no exception. I feel like I haven't had a lot of knitting time. But I did knit something I can't talk about yet in a stunningly gorgeous yarn. Then I knit the girl a sock in some Manos Alegria but I'm ripping it back because her foot has grown a lot since the last time I made her socks. I guess that was awhile ago. And I have a sweater idea that is holding my brain hostage so I've been working on that.

And it's Tour de Fleece time again. I was going to sit out this year, but Odessa enticed me back to my neglected wheel. She has been spinning like a maniac. I have meagerly managed to get half of this:

to look like this

   More soon. Happy 4th of July, US friends!