Sunday, January 30, 2011

More Spinning

This is the braid of fiber that I got in the Camp Half-Blood KAL/SAL. We took a quiz to see who our God parent was and wrote a bit about ourselves, then Jess dyed up yarn or fiber specifically for us. I was very surprised to see so much green - after all, I'm not much of a green fan. After thinking about it, though, it makes sense. I enjoy being outside and working with my plants. The braid is six ounces and super soft. I almost didn't want to spin it - almost. But spin it I did.

I wound up with a bit over 1000 yards of fingering to lace weight yarn. I've kept the skeins in order so I can knit it up in the same progression that it came ffrom the braid. I plan on making a pi shawl - something simple yet open to show off the colors.

I can't thank Jenny enough for selling the wheel to me. When I spin I feel like everything in the world is okay. My mind relaxes and I work on instinct. It's like meditation, only easier and productive. I feel like as long as I'm behind the wheel nothing bad can happen in the world. I really need to thank her for soothing my soul and invigorating my spirit, too - but there really is no way to pay her back for that.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Have I Mentioned

How much I adore Coggie from the High Fiber Diet podcast? She sounds like such a fun, exciting person to be around. I really wish I could go to her retreat in November. Maybe if I start saving now....
Also, if anyone has beads left over that they don't want, please keep me in mind. Maybe we could work something out. Thanks!

Friday, January 14, 2011

A Splash of Color

Here are a few skeins that I've spun on the new wheel. They're not perfect, but I'm pleased with how they've turned out. There's enough of each to make a small project. Right now I'm working on a braid that was custom-dyed for me. I'll share it when I have more done.
Stay safe, my loves!