I've taken a small break from crochet work to do some more drop-spinning. I'm actually really excited about it, partially because I have a new drop-spindle that I ordered from a great local business! I first learned of them (Shepherd's Custom Woodworking) when I went to the Mid-Ohio Fiber Fair back in August. If you want to check out what they offer (they have a lot of great knitting and crochet accessories) check out their Etsy shop, or their Facebook page.
Anyway, I'm back to playing with my fiber stash, and it's great! Once I get things spun up and plyed appropriately, I'll share photos.
*If you're looking to order/buy fiber, check out these businesses. I love what they have to offer.
Dyed in the Wool Biz - They offer lots of great rovings and a fiber of the month club. They're also a great learning resource for spinning and weaving. One of the owners was actually the one who taught me how to drop-spin!
Unplanned Peacock Studio - So much to offer, and it's all gorgeous! They have hand-dyed, hand-spun yarns available, as well as hand-dyed fiber that you can spin yourself. There are tons of great colorways available!
Christi's Just for Ewe - This lovely lady is located in Marblehead, Ohio. She has a great little yarn shop, art retreat, a gift shop, and a few resident sheep that provide the fiber she sells. She has a great variety of product, from hand-dyed and hand-spun yarns to some of the higher end offerings like Noro. If you ever happen to be up on the lakeshore, she's definitely a great place to check out!
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Time flies when you're having fun! I've been keeping myself busy this winter with commission work. I have a lovely afghan in progress for a friend, and I think it's going to be awesome when finished.
She said she wanted neon pink and black, so I went out yarn shopping and got her okay on this color combination. As I started work on the afghan for her, I realized that if I stuck to just the above 3 colors, I would have to get more yarn. I'm a bit lazy, so I wanted to avoid that.
|The first steps - 1/18/15|
|There's almost a full color pattern established! - 1/25/15|
I found the purple and blue colors buried in my yarn stash. They were leftovers from another project, and as luck would have it, they matched the variegated yarn!
I was hoping to have things completed by Valentine's Day, but I just started working full-time again at the beginning of February. I'm hoping that working on this in the evenings and over the weekend will mean it gets finished before March hits. We'll see. ^_^
|It's getting there - 2/11/15|