Each morning I try to fit in some spinning in some form, whether it's using one
of the lovely spindles created by my husband or
using one of my wheels.
The other day I started spinning some BFL that I had
bought years ago from a local yarn shop that
unfortunately went out of
I miss that shop!
This weekend I wanted to do a little bit of dyeing,
so I used the cold pour method to dye this energized singles skein,
placing it in a large glass mixing bowl
filled with water. I used Berry Blue
drink mix, royal blue acid dye,
and a bright yellow acid dye,
pouring it on the immersed
skein in random areas, then
tapping the skein to blend the colors before
heat setting the color in a microwave.
The balsam BFL wool from Frabjous Fibers that I've been spinning
has been plied into a three ply yarn
rather happy with the result!
Using the locally sourced Merino wool that I dyed last fall
I created a warm hat for someone as a special
thank you. The wool was hand carded and spun
on a spindle.
I unknowingly dropped a stitch
close to the beginning, (dang it!!),
so I had to unravel this
silly hat and start over.
Meet my "double knit hat"-
On the weaving side of things, I want to weave an overshot
runner for my bedroom, so I've been searching through
my weaving books and reviewing my notes in my weaving notebook
as I haven't woven overshot in some time.
It's good to review before beginning a new weaving project!
I'm starting a small quilt for our family room, and I have two blocks
that I'm trying to choose between. Hmm, maybe
I'll combine them??
We've had so much fun skiing this year with the fresh powder
that has blissfully arrived! I can't tell you how peaceful
it is to be in the snow covered mountains, whizzing
along just enjoying the crisp air.
Here's hoping that you have time for fiber/fabric today,