(warning: picture heavy post)
At least this past week has been about the spinning…mostly.
First of all, I changed my banner at the top of this page from ‘and crochets too’ to ‘and spins too’. I can already tell that I’m going to spin more than I will crochet so I wanted it to reflect that.
Secondly, I joined the Hello Yarn Fiber Club! (see the lovely button in my sidebar?) I’ve been wanting to join a club but sock yarn clubs are so expensive. I wasn’t able to join the first round of this club, but I’ve been keeping watch for the next one so when it was time to join, I hopped on board! This should prove fun and challenging.
Thirdly, unless Dave updates the mercantile, I won’t be buying yarn for a while. But in this declaration, I unwittingly did not include rovings … which is good, ’cause I just bought this (flikr link). How could I resist a roving that’s almost exactly what I was looking for and named for one of my ABSOLUTE favorite pieces?!? As it seemed to have been made specifically for me, I couldn’t. This will be fun to play with … but it’s not my next spinning project. For that… you’ll have to stay tuned.
And lastly…I finished spinning the ‘I Want Candy’ roving!! YAY! Here are pictures of the progression:
‘I Want Candy’ , 4 oz Merino wool hand painted by MadelineTosh
Presenting ‘Candy Shop Explosion’
70 yards of thick/thin, mostly bulky, 4 oz. Merino handspun
This was an interesting process. I can’t say that I love this yarn nor can I say I hate it. What I can say is that I’m proud of it and I do plan to use it.
I will have news on my Sockapalooza socks soon…
Thanks for stopping by!!