It’s Fiber Arts Friday again, and to tell you the truth, I haven’t done much in the way of fiber arts this week except for the some spinning grooming a bunny. And I don’t have photos of either. But I will share of photo of the bunny I’ll be working on this afternoon. I love spinning with Angora. I’ve made a pair of mitts (that don’t fit well and aren’t the same size, and I still haven’t photographed them) that are a merino/Angora blend that are so soft and yummy that I wear them anyway, even though they don’t match! (If DH is reading, that was an example of a run-on sentence!)
This is Ruby when she was young, about 6 months old. She is now about 2 1/2 years old. Her coat is beautiful. It is lighter now and more dense. I started working on grooming her on Tuesday. I got her back, the best part of the coat. Then we took a break. She looks silly in a ‘skirt’. I’ll finish her up this evening and then start on Buster this weekend.
Now it’s your turn! Post a link to your fiber related blog post in the comments section. It can be any type of fiber at any stage, from on the hoof to finished product. It’s a wonderful way to share ideas and make new friends. Talk to you later. Enjoy!
Well, I missed last week’s FAF post. We were out of town, staying at a hotel with free wifi, but somehow I still missed posting. What can I say? It was just one of those trips.
Here is one of the pics I took at the wedding. Now I remember why I don’t shoot weddings anymore. I get so stressed about getting the best shots and then editing them just right. The bride and groom, in this case anyway, were just happy to have a few shots to remember the occasion.
Now to the Fiber Arts. I’ve been working on a couple of projects. I worked on knitting the second sock of a pair for my husband while I was traveling. Need to finish it now. Just having trouble getting started on it again. Maybe this afternoon will be the day! Don’t have pics of them yet. And I also don’t have pics of the wool I’ve been spinning since we got home. It’s a bright raspberry fuchsia shetland. Even after washing, dyeing, carding, and carding again (I think it three times total), it still has quite a few seeds and hay in it. I’m picking it out as I go. It will be a two ply and very ‘rustic’ in texture. But I think it will be nice as a sweater. Or possibly the accent color on a sweater. We’ll just have to see after it’s finished.
What I do have a photo of is this: This is the yarn spun from the carded batts from a couple weeks back. I’ll find the link and add it here if I remember when I’m done. This yarn turned out very nice. I’m not sure if I’m going to list it in my shop, or use it myself. I really should list it. I have plenty of yarn for myself already. But it is always so tempting to keep yarns for myself.
Now comes the part where you can participate in Fiber Arts Friday. Post a comment in this post with a link to your Fiber Arts post for the week. I’m looking forward to seeing what all of you have been working on.
I’m late getting this up. I was up half the night last night watching X Files on Netflix. I figured that would put me to sleep. Wrong! Anyway. I didn’t get the photos taken this morning that I wanted to take, so I’ll show you a little something different and save those projects for another time.
These are batts from a braid of SuperWash BFL (bluefaced leicester) wool that I’ve had for a year or so. They didn’t sell in my website shop, so I took them down to list on Etsy. But I never got around to listing them. I decided I wanted to spin them myself. I still haven’t spun them and they are available if anyone is interested. I ran them through the drum carder (again with assistance from my handle cranking husband) and really, really like the colors now! When it was all nice and neat in a braid, not so much.
Here is where is I invite you to post a link in the comments section to your blog post about fiber arts – any fiber arts! Just post a link in the comments. It would be nice and help spread the news about Teresa’s Desk’s Fiber Arts Friday if you mentioned it on your blog and posted a link back to here, but that is definitely not necessary.
Today my husband and I went to the Post Office to apply for our passports. We have been invited to travel with friends in July to Canada. I’m so excited I can hardly stand it! And I’m very thankful to our friends Gale and Brian for thinking of us and inviting us. If they hadn’t, we would have kept saying we need to get our passports and keep talking about where we could go or might go or would like to go. But now we can! Well, we can in a couple of months. The current wait is 4 to 6 weeks according the lady at the Post Office. Anyway. I’m ‘cited!
I came across this photo the other day when I was copying photos from this computer to clear them off. My Pictures file is loaded with photos of every sort – yarn and fiber, vacations, family. But this one caught my eye and I thought I would share it with you today.
This is Hand Dyed Blue Silk. I LOVE this stuff! So luxurious! I haven’t dyed or spun any in a while. Think I might have to add some to my next order.
Y’all take care and I’ll see you tomorrow for ‘Wordless Wednesday’. And be sure have a Fiber Arts related blog post to link to in the comments on Fiber Arts Friday. Bye for now!
It’s Friday again. And you know what that means! If you’re on Twitter, it’s #FollowFriday. And here, it’s Fiber Arts Friday – and chance for you to show off what you’ve been working on. In the comments section, please post a link to a post on your blog highlighting something fibery you’ve been working on. It may be knitting, crocheting or spinning. It may also be quilting or cross stitching – anything to do with fibers. In fact, I know a few people who grow their own fiber. I would love to hear from them, too! Please remember to post a link back to this post so your friends and readers can find everyone else’s Fiber Arts Friday links.
I’ve been spinning and carding this week. My husband had been helping a lot by turning the crank on the drum carder while feed wool into it. Here is a photo of a couple of the batts that resulted. These were the bits and pieces that were left and collected from other carding and spinning projects. I’ve spun the yarn and really like it, but no photos yet. It’s not very much – about 1.6 oz. I may make a hat with it, using a coordinating yarn for the band to make sure I have enough.
For a while, AlpacaFarmGirl was hosting Fiber Arts Friday. I haven’t seen that on her site for a while, so I thought I would start my own. It won’t be exactly the same as hers, but the same concept. Each Friday, come here and post a comment to my Friday blog post with a link to one of your fiber related blog posts for the week. If I haven’t posted a Friday blog, it may be because I’m out-of-town and don’t have internet service. Or because I forgot it was Friday. If you think that may be the case, please send a quick email reminding me to post! Sounds pretty simple, right?
Also, please feel free to use my Fiber Arts Friday image. Please link it back to my site, though. Or at least include a link in the post giving me credit for it. Not much to ask, I don’t think.
I have another blog post that’s in the draft stage – as in, it has a title, but nothing else. If I get a chance to write that today, I’ll post it later tonight for a bonus post. Hah! Two blog posts in one day? Not if you know me!
***Extremely off-topic: The father of a close friend had back surgery earlier this week and has had complications. First a lot of pain, and then pneumonia. Please pray for him and his family. Thank you.
Finally Fiber! I’ve been working on yarn with bits of Baby Alpaca and Cotton Fiber thrown in for a good mix. But I got in a shipment of BFL (Bluefaced Leicester) and Super Wash Merino. And I’ve been having so much fun with it.
First the Less. That’s been my blogging last week. I’m not sure what happened. But I even missed Fiber Arts Friday. Well, I know what happened Friday. I had a dr. appt. Friday and when I got home, it felt like Saturday. That’s what I get for taking DH with me. Actually he took me. I really appreciated him going and driving for me. Anyway. The dr., a second opinion neurologist, agreed with the first one that there’s nothing neurologically wrong with me – just the fibromyalgia. Not sure how I feel about that. If there was something neurological going on, they might be able to do something about it. But with Fibro? Just keep treating the symptoms, try not to over do (while trying to get more exercise), and try to avoid stress (which is like saying ‘Try to avoid life.’)
Anyway. Back to our regularly scheduled programming.
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That’s it for me for today, for now anyway. DH is off to do some work at one of his co-worker friends’ house. And I’m off to spend some quality time with some Shetland wool/Tussah silk blend and Julia.
Every day is a Fiber Arts Friday around here it seems. And that’s ok, too.
This week I have linked back to the New Colorway that needs a name. And it has one! I haven’t changed the blog. I think I’ll leave it as is and post again later – today? Next week? – with photos of a project in progress with the yarn. And the name is . . . . Hot Line!
ETA: If you posted a comment suggesting names, before 10 am, April 24, 2009, you get 10% off your next order! Just remind me with a message about the new Hot Line! colorway and I will refund 10% of your purchase total. (Sorry, I can’t refund 10% of shipping. That at rock bottom already.)
Today my plan is to photograph some yarn and fiber that I have ready to go and I need get listed. I’m also overdying a couple of skeins of yarn that I wasn’t too thrilled with the outcome.
And I’m supposed to be getting ready to go camping this weekend. But camping is really DH’s thing. I love to go. I’m just don’t get excited about the packing and getting ready to go. Good thing I married a camper who doesn’t mind and who can remind me of everything I need to take.
So that’s my Friday. I won’t be shipping again till Tuesday, so if you want something now, I need the order to be in before 10 am Eastern time so I can get it ready to go and in the mail.