Thursday, June 18, 2009

What a week!

Our newest batch of spindles.
They just need hooks and then we will start listing them on ETSY.
My Favorite is the Spiders.

I have gone granny square crazy.
This is my latest project, however I had to order more yarn from So off it goes to await the new shipment. Right now it is 3 feet square, I am hoping it will be a good size throw when it is finished.
It is made from Loin Brand Wool Yarn and my greatest fear is that my husband will throw it in the wash and it will end up a rug.

Last weeks project has stalled.
After using up all of my scraps of handspun I selected several squares to make a tote. I have stiched them together and they are waiting to have the ends woven in and the lining sewed together. I just can not decide on a handle.

I can not belive how fast the month goes by. Next week I should have the July blend started.
With any luck I will have the Granny Square tote finished.
Happy Spinning!

Monday, June 1, 2009

June Fiber of the Month

June Fiber of the Month!

This color is sky blue. I bet you can tell I have been spending hours in the garden.

The fibers in the June blend include; Merino, SW merino, soy silk, Pygora, Firestar and Angelina

Here is a batt, hand pulled Roving and a sample skein.

This is a granny square made from the Sample skein.

It never fails, as soon as you set out a project help arrives to "help."
This is Raj, he always ends up in the middle.

For the last few months I have been looking for something to do with all the sample skeins I have spun. Most of them are around 30 yards long, but I always have little bits and pieces that I don’t have the heart to toss. I have finally come up with a solution, Granny Squares. So I purchased several pounds of a black merino bamboo blend and have been spinning up a storm. Last week I spun up several 4 ounce skeins. I now have 30 or so 4.5 inch squares. So now I have to decide what to do with them. I have been toying with the Idea of a tote bag or purse. However the traditional blanket is still creeping its way into my thoughts. To make a decent size blanket I would need 196 squares. Choices.

Happy Spinning!