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.
Corgi Hill Farm BFL Top in the Dahlia colorway
Cloudlover Yarn and Fiber Rambouillet Top in the Coastal colorway
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.