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 definitely need to take some photos tomorrow. I meant to do that today, be everything just got away from it.
We started the day with my husband making blueberry pancakes for breakfast. Then we went and worked in the yard and garden to burn off some of it. I planted a few more tomatoes and peppers. We started putting them in containers because we’re running out of garden space for them. I have a few more plants. If any that we’ve planted die, I’ll replace them with the ones we still have.
Then we started running errands. First to Tractor Supply for a fencing to keep the rabbits and other varmints out of the garden. Then to Bargain Ollie’s to see if they had anything we needed. We picked up a few things but my found treasure was a knitting book, “Family Album” by Kaffe Fassett and Zoe Hunt. After that we went to a Chinese Buffet. I’m going to have to start taking my camera with me when we go out to eat so I can take pics and write restaurant reviews. This one was very nice, but not too fancy. And the same could be said for the food – a little plain, but all very edible. My husband was very happy with the sushi. I’m not a sushi eater, so that didn’t mean much to me. Then, to walk off a little of the lunch, we took a look in the pet store and the Goodwill store.
When we got home, I took a nap. It was one of those naps that I had trouble waking up from. My body just didn’t want to move. After a while, I got up and did a little spinning. I’m working on some very pale mint green with bits of very pale lavender merino. It’s the softest – softest to the touch and softest colors. I hope the camera will pick up the true colors when I photograph it.
Now it’s almost bedtime. We’re watching a little Lawrence Welk while we’re waiting for the race to start and I’m about to start knitting. Life is good. And don’t I have the best husband ever?!
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.
As some of you know, my other love is paper crafting. Stamping, scrapping, book making, whatever. If it can be make with paper, I’m there. And I love designer paper. I can’t get enough. Well, actually, I have too much! So I’ve been on a ‘paper diet’ for quite a while. Then I got this idea for creating my own designer paper. But I don’t have to print it out unless I need it for a particular project.
Would you like to use it, too? Here is one that you can download and use as you please – except to sell it. I will be uploading it to the photo and graphic sites where I sell images. I really would be disappointed if I saw it for sell by someone other than me. Anyway. Just click on the image, then right click on the full size image (It’s large!) and ‘save as’ on your computer. Then get creative! Be sure to show me what you do with it. If you post pics of your work on your blog, please come back here and post link to it in the comments.