Imagine my delight when I went to get the mail and discovered an envelope from Brigitte who lives in Switzerland! Brigitte is a very talented spinner and knitter who spins lovely yarn and also creates unique socks. I opened the letter to find a scenic photo that shows some of the wonderful mountains that she has visited with her family. On her blog, KB Design, she shares photos taken while hiking with her husband and after seeing some of the heights she climbs I realize she must one very fit knitter!
Inside the card was a colorful, rare goldfish silk tie that will be a perfect addition to the silk tie quilt that I have been working on. Thanks so much, Brigitte, for sending this my way. Quilting/fiber folks are just so generous and giving, aren't they?
On the dyeing front, yesterday I was able to rinse almost all of my dyed rug wool skeins, with minimal bleeding, so I was happy about that. I forgot to share with you the yellow skeins that I dyed the other day. Yellow has been an elusive color for me, as it tends to be much too bright (think neon) for my tastes, but I finally achieved the yellow that I like. That's what I'm talking about!!
On the weaving side of things, well, I'll let you in on a secret. I just bought a new to me small loom. Happy early birthday to me! Well, I'll share more details when the loom arrives, but I'm excited about using it to weave some of my handspun yarn that has been accumulating (burying us). And I was able to meet another interesting fiber person who owns the loom and raises fiber animals. More later.
We have a big winter storm heading our way, with Bogus Basin reporting a possible 20 inches of fresh powder in the next 48 hours. Woohooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
Here's hoping that you get to spend part of your day playing with fabric/fiber,