Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Custom Carroty Yarn

I spun up some carroty yarn for an Etsy Alchemy thingie. It was so fun and the person who requested it says it's perfect.

Spun from 6.5 oz of cotton sliver. 3 bobbins full of orange and 1 of green. I dyed the yarn after I spun it. It is a thickish single yarn for amigurumi.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Now for some pics : )

Some handspun yarn for your viewing pleasure:

Mulberry plied with cotton string. Sorry it's a bit fuzzy.

Another shot of the mulberry and still fuzzy.

Violent Fuzz violet yarn 2 ply.

Here is a freeform crochet bag made from handspun and commercial yarns. Freeform crochet is so fun! If you haven't had the pleasure of trying it you really should. Granted if you are a pattern person it might be hard to break away from that mentality of needing some written guidance.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

wheel and a bit of time

I have my Kiwi and I have been spinning for a little while now. I named my Kiwi Bert after a character in a book. The book is Magik by Angie Sage, the first book in the Septimus Heap Trilogy. Bert is a cat who has been changed into a duck to better handle the marsh environment she lives in. By the way Magik is a great book and I can't wait for the next book to come out in March!

I am going to paint Bert, but I have not decided on how I am going to do it yet. I feel that a regular oil finish would be too boring.

I just finished reading Sir Thursday by Garth Nix in the Keys to the Kingdom series. I thought it really flowed well with the storyline and maybe went a little too fast.

I am hoping to see Kate Dicamillo this week as she will be in St. Paul for her latest book, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.

For now I'll see what I can do about getting some pics up on this blog.