Saturday, November 25, 2006


Do I even need to remind you that there's only 1 month till Christmas?? Hey...the New Year is not far off either! And the weather here is BEAUTIFUL! Yesterday it was in the upper 60's--I'd actually be surprised if it didn't hit 70 degrees! So I took advantage of it...I sat out on the deck and took care of my neglected spinning! Since I had been so gung-ho to get my big Christmas presents finished...yes, I neglected my spinning wheel--I admit it.
All of the leaves are off the trees here so there are no more pretty fall colors...EXCEPT for-
my fiber!!!

MiniMe even enjoyed being outside!

This is called "Firestorm" and it's one of David Simpson's's 80% Merino and 20% Silk--a true DREAM to spin! Now if you go to his website he doesn't have these colorways listed on there but you can email him for info (be sure and put something about fiber in the subject line--he gets a lot of junk). A lot of his colors are "limited edition"--he does all the dyeing himself...he's a color genius!
I don't know what it's going to be yet...I just enjoy spinning, and my fingers relieved that I'm doing something else!

And...while outside spinning I had little visitors! I filled the birdfeeders for the first time--

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!


Mary said...

What beautiful yarn you spun! (That sentence doesn't sound grammatically correct to me for some reason). Anyway, seeing pretty roving and handspun is so tempting, even to this non-spinner!

IndigoMuse said...

For some reason, your posts are not updating in my bloglines feed. I missed a bunch of your updates.

Anyhoo, love your spinning. I have several balls of Dave's fiber to spin. My knees are almost back to normal so maybe I can spin again after the holidays.

So jealous that you finished your FBS. I hope to finish my shawl one day. Yours is quite loverly. Your holiday knitting is putting me to shame :)


Fair isle faerie said...

OMG that fibre is soooo pretty !