Thursday, July 7, 2011

... I am still spinning.

I finally finished another bump of fiber from Gale's Art in the Gumball colorway. I got great yardage with 720 yards of a light fingering 2-ply. The picture does not do it justice. I loved spinning this up and seeing the great colors twist together. The fiber is black BFL and was a bit harder to draft than the Peruvian wool that I did before this one.

What should I spin next ? Here are the options:
1. Gale's Art Black BFL in the Cherry Blossom Colorway
2. Corgi Hill Farm BFL Top in the Dahlia colorway
3. Cloudlover Yarn and Fiber Rambouillet Top in the Coastal colorway
What would you like to see next? Leave a comment and I will see what you think is the next fiber to spin. Thanks.

So I started knitting just a year ago from a friend at church and look where I am now with drop spindling my own yarn. Who knew I was going to be such an addict to yarnie goodness? I guess my husband knew from the beginning and my MIL did too. Well now my MIL is spurring me with two new books she sent me this week. I love when birthday presents keep on coming =0)
The first is A Dyer's Garden - From Plant to Pot Growing dyes for Natural Fibers by Rita Buchanan. This combines my love of plants with the new love of yarn. I know what I will be planting next year based on what this books suggests. Now my landscape architecture mind comes into gear with the list of plants to plant and where. Some plants I know I am trying next year are Yellow Cosmos, Dyer's Coreopsis, Sunflower (I can use this now since I have several in my wildflower border), Hollyhock, Purple Basil, St Johns Wort, and Japanese Indigo just to name a few. Maybe I won't have flowers to enjoy since I will be snipping alot for dyeing, we will have to see.
The second is The Intentional Spinner - A Holistic Approach to Making Yarn by Judith MacKenzie McCuin. This book makes me want a spinning wheel. This will not happen any time soon since wheels are very costly and the hubby does not want to fund it one bit. He has a hard time accepting at where I am right now. =0) I love the information in here are fiber types and I will learn more about them through this book.
Thank you Mom G for the books!

Well I better go and get on that dinner that I am suppose to have ready when the hubby gets home. Wish me luck and vote on the next fiber I should spin. Thanks and take care.