Thursday, September 28, 2006

Ply Baby Ply

Here is that wonderful batt all plyed up. Ares is my model heheeh now I must go ball it and swatch. It is about 327 yard 4 oz and a Dk wt I think...socks it will be. I love this stuff and must find more! The batt was from Grafton Fibers from my super cool spinning Sp Alerievay! Posted by Picasa

Batt Baby Batt

Here is the Corriedale batt all spun up today. So what to you think of this picture to the side thing...hhhhmmmm

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

I LOVE spinning from a batt

oh my god I need more batts need more batts need more batts....I can't believe I've never tryed a batt before, a dream no predrafting need. all I'm doing is taking about a 5 in section and spinning away.....I'm in love! I'll post picture tomorrow!

OHOHOH OH OH OH lookie what my spinning SP sent me!!!

Alerievay you so rock! I LOVE everything!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!! We have 4 oz of Hemp top from the Yarn Tree (love them, wish I could go there, so green with envy you get to go anytime). Also from the Yarn Tree 2 oz Camel Silk...ohhhh so soft, I snuggled it for a wile after I opened the box. The orange, purple, and black batt is about 4 oz of Corriedale. I saw this and it screamed Halloween, I seeing socks out of this batt.... I also love the Crabtree and Evelyn candles, one is burning as we type. I love the spicy smell of them. I have not touched the yummy looking candy bars yet. Candy bars isn't the right word for Italian and German Chocolate is it? Anyway I have to wait till DD goes down for a nap to even thing about trying them. All this came with a very cool post card (I love post cards) of Atlas in Rockefeller Center. Thank you again! Everything is just wonderful, it's all stuff I would want but haven't or wouldn't buy for myself!


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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

ohhh so silky

This is how I spent my day yesterday....I dyed over 5000 yards of JaggerSpun Zephyr Wool Silk for my etys store....I'm posting them today $15.00 each for 440 yards, I did dye 2 of each colorways. Posted by Picasa

This is what I think...

Well I sent my socks off to Mia Maria (my target), sorry I don't have a blog address or I try to link it, ya like I know how to do that....someday I will learn.
Anyway, this is what I think of Sock Wars so far: It is fun kinda, I may do it again, I just think alot of people are taking the fun out of it. I don't think we should be able to overnight our socks, that just not cool, I sent mine out regular mail, I wasn't going to spring for overnight, and I really hope my target doesn't send my new info that way. Also what happens if you get fucked by your target (not that I think this will happen to me), they don't send you the yarn and info for they're target....and then you get killed, what then? I do think the hand delivery thing is cool, I wouldn't do it, but still. Oh here something that pissed me off, people talking shit about the kind of yarn others were using...wtf. This should be fun right?
In other news I have found a home for Fancy, I will be sad to let her go....

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Sock Wars

Ha ha I'm done and they are packaged and ready to go to my target on monday!!! Posted by Picasa

alpaca

Here is the alpaca I was working on last week. I thought I was doing great, it's pretty much all even and stuff. It's just not as soft as i thought it would be. I think I plyed it to tight. Well I'm going to use the knitpicks alpaca for Kaths gift...and I think I need to go back to basics with my spinning. It will be better for me to take my time and do it right.... Posted by Picasa

Saturday, September 23, 2006

The war is on

Sock wars started today....I started the sock, had to rip it, started again with different yarn and smaller needles...i still think its a little big, oh well I'm down the foot. There are some people who are almost done, damn.... I should be done with mine by monday. There is no way i'm staying up all night, my hand hurts already.
Well I made some changes to my blog, as you can see, i spent most of the day fixing it.....sucked!!! ok off to bed

Friday, September 22, 2006

What the hell

I think i jacked up my blog.......fuck me now my side bar is way down there....How do I fix this, someone please help!!!

Sale sock yarn

I've extended the sale at my etsy store ( http://www.merlinthecat.etsy.com ) till the end of the month. All sock yarn $2.00 off. And free stitch markers with any cashmere or cashmere/merino lace wt. I'm hoping to dye up some silk/merino lace wt soon so check back!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

spinning

This is some grey alpaca I'm trying to spin to make lace wt, if it turns out it will be a birthday/x-mas/graduation gift for my friend Kath. I think I have a pattern I want to use, but we will see, if this doesn't turn out I have some pretty pink knitpick alpaca I'll use. I am spinning this from the unwashed fleece, I am carding it 1st, my wool carders seem to be working ok.
this is some of that fleece that I washed up in my how to wash fleece post, I was trying for sock yarn. I didn't quite get it too even, there is about 200yds.
This is the frogged yarn that I plyed on my wheel, as you can see by gooey's little had and the state of the ball she likes it...I'm thinking of using this for sock wars. The only other DK yarn I have is Encore, It's nice yarn but with all that acrylic....I don't know yet. We will see. Posted by Picasa

Some knitting

This is a very bad picture of Cozy from knitty, I'm using frog tree merino, ohhh so soft!!!
this sock is for DH. Just a sock, nothing special. This is the 3rd time I've tryed a sock with this yarn Posted by Picasa

Saturday, September 16, 2006

I Got RAKED

Thank you ntnycurls!! She sent me some beads to make stitch markers, and cut doggie toay and a wonderful card!!! THANK YOU !!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Thursday, September 07, 2006

HUGE SALE AT MERLIN THE CAT YARNS!!!!

NOW TILL SEPT 21 12am EST $2.00 OFF ALL HANDPAINTED SOCK YARN, WAS 12.50 AND 16.50 NOW 10.50 AND 14.50. THAT'S ENOUGH YARN FOR A WHOLE PAIR OF SOCKS!!!!!! http://www.merlinthecat.etsy.com Come check it out!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

my tacky scarf

This was that funky yarn I spun last month...I LOVE this thing!!!
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5 weeks old


This was the best I could do for pictures of the kitten....I'll try to get more later!!!

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