Friday, August 15, 2008

Lazy Spinner

So I promised a spinning post so here it is. It may be a lazy one but I promise some nice fibery eye candy. I'll work with the present and work my way back. Right now I'm spinning some fiber that I purchased at Rhinebeck last year. I lost the ball band but according to my Rhinebeck post, this fiber is from A Touch of Twist and its about 2 ounces. Its pin drafted wool and basically spins itself. The singles are coming out to be roughly 23wpi and I have no plans for the finished yarn so who knows what it'll look like (see? lazy!). I may navajo ply it, I may ply it with something else, who knows. This fiber seems to be my "serenity now" comfort spinning.
My other fiber offering is one that I mentioned in a previous post. This was spun from a dilectable Grafton Fiber Batt that I received in a swap a while ago. I tried to spin it a little thicker than I normally do. I haven't had a chance to block it and measure the yardage (see? lazy!) but it weighs 2.6 ounces and is roughly 16wpi (about dk weight). The fibers may bloom a bit once its had a bath and whipped a bit. I'm thinking of making a winter hat for my little one, I just need to stalk ravelry for the perfect pattern.

Speaking of little one, he attended his first day of school yesterday and I'm so proud of him (and myself for not crying). My baby's growing up, OK let me stop before I get all emotional. By the way, that is not his school in the background, I wouldn't want you guys to think that.

Lastly I just want to mention a great site that Rosa put me on to. All I have to say is....Picnik...WOW. It's a great site for editing your photos, especially for us non photoshopers. I absolutely love it (can you tell?). I haven't really had a chance to play around with everything on there but I edeited all the photos in this post on Picnik. I also edited the photos in my shop too so go check em out. This is a short post because I'm headed to my knitting group at Barnes & Nobles so I'll catch you on the flip side.


Unknown said...

All the pics are looking so good. Congrats on such a great editing job. I love the handspinning on the flyer. The colors are divine. And the boy is looking so handsome in his school uniform. Fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Li'l man is getting big!!!! So handsome!

Flickr also uses picnik to edit pix. It's pretty good!

Shameka said...

I am happy to see that you made another post!! I love the color of the yarn. Aww.. look at your baby all grown up. He is quite a handsome lad.

Anonymous said...

Awww, look at him! My youngest starts next year & I probably WILL cry (tears of joy, lol).

Love the spinning, especially the top yarn.

Sarah said...

thanks so much for stopping by, i've loved looking at your blog. Look at your son he looks so handsome! love the tie! he'll have the best time at school!!

hope said...

Your baby is really growing up and he looks so cute in his uniform. On the knitting front, want to sell me some yarn? I love your product.

Nancy Joyce said...

He looks so handsome! Very grown up:D

I've been wanting to try Picnik I'll have to play with it.

Great seeing you yesterday!

Sherrin said...

Aww I know how you feel. Time just won't stop. Enjoy every minute of him young as you can.

He is too sweet.

Carmell said...

aww hell i didn't know you were a spinner too!!! very nice. i tried to do the spinning... it just didn't like me. i have an electric wheel that hasn't been touched in 3 years!

my 3rd started this year. it is so nice just having the babies at home.