Friday, September 29, 2006

Flock and Fiber

Flock and Fiber was great fun! I went last Saturday with my Mom (who I think enjoyed herself) and I came home with Fiber Duck and Ewe Spinster. I got some roving, well...lots of roving actually. Maybe not as much as some, but I bought 1 lb of baby alpaca, not roving, but cleaned already, and some mystery bats, which I am spinning right now.
Well, I broke down and bought a new wheel. I don't yet have pictures of it on my flash drive, so I can't post the pictures... next week for that. Her name is Clothos, in case you were wondering. More tales of that to come. (Erin, do you want a spinning wheel?)

Finally I have pictures of my fir cone shawl up! I finished her before summer, but I haven't posted the finished shawl. Baaad Miriam... The bushes outside my house made a lovely backdrop for these pictures. That, by the way, is the butterfly bush that my Aunt Sara planted to attract hummingbirds. My cat, Mayumi, loves it. She used to bring us little presents all the time. My aunt, for some reason, did not like these "presents."

I also have my next project lined up. I have four skeins of the ultra alpaca from Berocco (that's 400 grms at 215 yards per skein), and I am looking for advice on a project to do. Any suggestions? It should be enough for a sweater for me...

6 comments:

Fyberduck said...

it's a giant, woolly, butterfly!

Carol said...

Holy cow! That's gorgeous! Congrats on the new wheel!

TheBon said...

Hey, found you via fyberduck. Most of the photos I took of your wheel turned out to be eengh, but there's a couple up in my flickr set for OFFF which you can find here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thebon/sets/72157594303404805/

Anonymous said...

Mirm,
Just dropping off a note letting you know that yes, I did get the silk-wool you sent and it's gorgeous. Thank you very much for it. I also DO have your gift, I just haven't had a chance to mail it. I haven't forgotten, and I'll get it out as soon as I can.

S

Anonymous said...

Mirm,
Just dropping off a note letting you know that yes, I did get the silk-wool you sent and it's gorgeous. Thank you very much for it. I also DO have your gift, I just haven't had a chance to mail it. I haven't forgotten, and I'll get it out as soon as I can.

S

Anonymous said...

miriam! this is kathryn, you know, from PLU? i'm living in portland right now, and am so glad to see you posting stuff again. do you have an e mail account i can reach you at? i am going to have a baby (surprise!) im due at the end of january. i am busy making little hats and socks, haven't started any baby sweaters yet, but the time will come. if you want, you can e mail me at kathryn.qualheim@gmail.com i hope to hear from you!