Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Well, the spinning craze is continuing to grow. So, while I haven't picked it up yet, here are some things that will definitely keep me motivated!

These are just some of Sosae Caetano's beautiful hand dyed fibers.

This is a hand made spindle
from Zebisis Designs. It is sooo
beautiful that I have to learn
to use it when it gets here!

And here are the girls!!

They are just getting out of the trailer
(and all 6 of them fit in a 2 horse trailer!!)

Checking out their surroundings,

and going over to meet Peanuts, the burro next door. Aren't they darling?

And after getting them settled in, everyone was exhausted and decided to take naps, DH serving as "pet furniture". Wonder if I could bring one of the alpacas in as well? Hmmmm.......

Friday, February 11, 2011

Spinning Goes Wilde!!

Wow, spinning has really become a passion. I'm trying to learn but it is going to take some practice. We have a group who are meeting every Saturday at the shoppe at 1PM for lessons or to just spin together. Join us if you are interested.

Here are some new some new, basic bottom whorl spindles that we just got in. Great for beginers!

And this is an arte yarne I just purchased from dreamfiber/Gerry who was just featured in Knitscene. It is called Koi Pond. Sosae and Vicki are creating some gorgeous custom yarns as well.

And I told Critter that he doesn't get these Koi, so he is hiding his eyes so he isn't tempted. Good Boy!

Friday, February 04, 2011

Arte Yarne Mobius Pattern Link

OK, I seem to be brain dead today and can't figure how to download a pdf to the blog. So, instead, here is the link to the pattern and a bigger picture. I'll figure out how to get it on here sooner or later (probably later....):0)))

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Wow, has it really been that long?

Unbelievable. It has been almost a year since I last posted here.
I'm going to try to get rolling again with this and, to that end, the first
thing that is taking hold this year are producing your own arte yarns
and learning to spin. This is an original design for a mobius using Sosae's arte yarne. I'll have the free pattern up in a day or two.

Here are pics of our
first 2 classes and
some of the products
available, especially
now that we have connected
a local fiber artisan.

Here is Moya's hand spun from Sosae's merino/tencel blend as a single.

Nancy's first attempt at hand spinning using a drop spindle and a braid of BLF in "Sweet Melon.
We will having another spinning class this Saturday, Feb 5th, at 1PM. Hope you can join us!

And the girls are all tuckered out from guarding the precious fibers. Poor things, it is a tuff life......