Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fibre Frenzy

Since I started this spinning thing in January, I just can't get enough fibre! I always "need" to get that extra bit so I can make that perfect yarn.

I went to a computer store yesterday with the excuse of checking out their prices on Macbooks, but with a fibre store (wabi sabi) just across the street, I think it was really a ploy to go buy that last locally made alpaca bat that I saw there on the weekend.

So now there are three in my collection, of varying colours to suit any of the dyed fibres that I also have stashed.

And with shearing happening soon at a local farm I'm sure there will be more to collect...

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

First day of school

It's been a while since I've taken the time to write a posting, but now that the move is over and done with and the boys have started school, there is a little more time.

Only a little though, since the girl still needs a lot of me and I'm back to work at the pottery studio as of this morning. One year of mat leave goes fast!

Yesterday, being day one of grade 2 for my guys, Olivia, Toffee and I went for a walk. After Olivia fell asleep, we came back home and I rushed to get out the fibre and spinning wheel!

It's cooling down but still warm enough for a little outdoor spinning!

And, now that I've opened shop at etsy, I spun up this yarn I called Raspberry and posted it this morning.

While Olivia slept, Toffee the wonder pug stood watch.

Still wondering whether I should list this one or knit it...I just love the colour.