Archive for May 2010
I just had to share this now (she say’s it needs blocking..what’s blocking? ha!) I think this is so beautiful! This piece was worked by my apprentice in my Holy Peacock Feather’s Batman colorway on merino 2 ply yarns. I spun several different gauged yarns from this roving and my apprentice, Oliva (a young, beautiful, smaht and fun girlfriend of my son! )))))),
did a beautiful job of working in the multiple gauges with ease even! She quips..”it’s sooo easy!”….uh huh. I LOVE this kid. She has talent with needles I will never attain. Her creations are unique and we don’t need no pattern…what’s a pattern? MEH! lol (I think I’ve seen her reference one once..when we first met about a year ago!) She makes me feel as if my knitting ring markers are kinda like troll dolls at a Bingo game. I adore her skills and I hope to always keep learning from her. She’s a natural!
We are having a fiberlicous grand time together as she’s also interested in spinning and dyeing. My day’s are usually filled with conversations about water heater’s and pipe and plumber’s butts, and pipe and drains and boilers and pipe. OK ..we might also talk about a little fiber..I have to admit..I’m a yak too! or maybe ya didn’t notice..yah, a yak I am. But I am having so so so much fun of sharing the joy of fiber with someone who at least, matches (sometimes more!) my enthusiasm…ok..I know. But..omg! for FUN! lol
Check this girl out:
I found it delightful how there was a little more yellow in the yarns she worked the top with.
The yarns that were spun, were spun in no particular order or with any end projects in mind. It just needed to be spun and it needed to be spun as fast as possible! I think the two renditions were fun and interesting and I love Olivia’s best! Oliva has made several pieces that inspire me, but she has not opened up to selling her work yet. LOOK FOR THAT if I get to influence that you know I will!
Here are some new listings from my shop this week:
I’m having fun working with dark blues!
I hope you all have a great day and find something to inspire your next fiberlicious creation that will knock your socks off!
I had some early morning fun, felting another scarf. This was felted from merino in my Frosty Feet colorway. I added silk, tencel and bamboo fibers for some shimmer. I built 4 leaves and included them in the layers before felting. I tried to give them some depth with a few different colors. The brown and gold fibers didn’t show up so well in my photo’s and next time I’ll will want to use more. I am having fun testing out gear for the cobweb wool. I’m anxious to try another scarf for more “research”.
The flowers I had felted a few weeks ago and dreamt of felting them into the scarf with the leaves, but didn’t have the courage when the rubber met the road. They are hand sewn on with a few stitches of thread and could easily be removed or placed at your preference points. The cobwebiness of this scarf turned out great. It all happened naturally, I didn’t make any in the scarf myself. Once again, I learned so much it was grand funola!
This would add a nice romantic touch to a plain solid dress, or with a t-shirt and jeans. The earth tone colors give it a dreamy appeal that I think you will enjoy. Ny.
I have the need to repeat showing you this:
Which inspired this:
that also inspired the creation of this:
and from this…I went here - Hush Puppy handspun. If you click on the pic it will take you to my Etsy shop.
This yarn will be so much fun to work up. I let the skinny spinnin go out the window..big and fat..just the plumpy way I love it! Big and fat 4-6 wpi! This yarn is a merino base with varying fiber spin ins. BFL, and nylon were included, so take this one off the plate for felting. This lusciousness will be perfect for next to your neck or face! It would be a great stash addition and “go to” for adding a little color to a creamy baby hat or any of your next natural creations. The sky is the limit! ) Ny.
Get a $10.00 refund off your order if you submit a photo of one of my baby items in action for me to use freely for my advertising needs. FACE/HEAD shots or full frontal body only please.
One refund per customer please, while stock lasts, or I give up. Offer is exclusive to finished baby items in my Etsy shop. Everyone with a camera and the ability to send me the pic digitally is invited! Ny.
Thanks for reading along!