September Creative Time

I was perusing my weaving yarn collection a few weeks ago
when I found a bag of cotton strips 
that had fallen behind the cones.
I liked it so well that the next day
 I started another improv sampler quilt,
using the strips that I found as a color inspiration,
and adding more fabrics from my scrap bins.
I have six more blocks to go for a throw sized quilt.
This has been really fun to work on!

my plump orange feline friend,
likes to be close while I'm sewing.
It makes it rather hard to find strips,
but she doesn't seem to care.

I finished spinning the colorful BFL roving,
and I triple plied it to knit up some socks.
You know,
you can never have too many hand knit socks....

I've begun spinning some lovely 
Merino/silk roving from the Knit Picks
A couple of weekends ago I spent hours
organizing my dyeing supplies,
then mixing dye solutions.
After sorting that,
I started dyeing 8 ounces (200 g)
of the Merino/silk roving
in three concentrations of teal,
and also turquoise.

If you haven't tried this roving,
it really is a delight to spin.
Light and airy,
it drafts like a dream!

This is going to be weft for a couple of shawls
that I plan on weaving
in the near future.

I put the second warp on my Glimakra Ideal loom,
this time using a blend of
Tencel, mercerized cotton, linen, and novelty yarn.
I'm weaving cloth in fall colors to sew a vest.

As I weave this cloth,
I'm reminded of candy corn.

I was out cycling early one morning
with my husband,
and I stopped just long enough to take this photo.
I love watching the sun coming up,
thankful for another day,
and for a husband willing to cycle with me :-)

Here's hoping that you have time for fabric/fiber today,


  1. So many different activities! Beautiful work!

  2. I'm trying to get up my nerve to warp my Elizabeth "denim" yarn for a small shawl but I'm having trouble trying to figure out how to arrange my colors. I am wanting something similar to your fall colors vest. Do you have any tips? Did you just throw the colors on there or is there some sort of formula I need to learn?


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