Monday, February 16, 2009

Sesonal Spinning

Well, this is more wishing this was seasonal...

Beautiful BFL dyed by Poppy Flower Fibers in "Green Thumb" colourway. I've done this in a 2 ply and got 166 yards in a worsted weight from 4 oz of fiber.

Now this one is definitely seasonal...
More BFL in "Cherry Bomb" from Poppy Flower Fibers. I've done this in a 2 ply and got 390 yard in a heavy fingering weight from 4 oz of fiber.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

More spinning

These are a couple more braids of fibre I've spun up:

This Merino is another one dyed by Poppy Flower Fibers and named "Harvest Collection #14"

I love the variation of purples in this. This is a 2ply. I haven’t counted the yardage yet but it looks to be a dk-worsted weight.

I've plied the last little bit of singles with some plain white merino.

This one is 4 oz of Merino called "Puff" and dyed by Squoosh.

I 2 plied this one as well.

And I've spun up the last of the singles with some plain white merino.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

a needed break and a not needed break

In January I used up some of my Lieu time for a vacation to Ontario. I stayed with my sister and her family in their new house they just finished building. They did a great job on everything. Lovely kitchen, family friendly, and lots of room for company! I can't wait to go back! I really needed that time off as work was getting to me and I was feeling run down. I also had one more week of Vacation time to use up before the end of February and so now I'm on a manditory vacation. - Not needed. I had actually requested to use my time off in January as vacation time but I had too much lieu time built up that they wanted me to use that for it instead. Now they find out that all unused vacation time needs to be used before the end of February so that's what I'm on now. Oh well, I'm getting lots of time in with my wheel and some knitting projects are so close to being done. I'm feeling quite productive.

Here is some fiber I recently spun up:

This is called "Fraises" and it's superwash Merino/Tencel 50/50 from Squoosh Fibers and Yarn. I did a 2ply and ended up with 350 yards.

This one below is 50/50 merino/soysilk dyed by Pigeonroof Studios. I love this one so much! It's called "Morrocco" and I did this in a 2ply and got 288 yards. I had to spin it up as soon as I got it in the mail and didn't get a photo of the fiber unspun.