Green Mist Purple Mist Blue Mist Pink Mist Neon Gooey Woogie Maggie This last one is a bamboo blend handpainted by Trinity (my 3yo) She had so much fun! She told me that she needs new socks with HER yarn...hehe
Here is some washed Romney. Theres a little more VM then I like in this fleece, but thats ok, I'm comb everthing before I card it. Lincolin lamb Wensleydale-Coopworth X Border Leicester say that 3 times fast...
Little B and Ms Maggie.
I can't believe how much wool I got washed today! I worked a little on a pair of test socks. But thats pretty much it. Tonight I will ply some socktoipa yarn and make more stitch markers. Tomorrow it will be more wool washing fun. Tomorrow it will be some Corr. and those fucking baby dolls. I hate them hate them hate them!!!! oh but they make such great yarn....
This is a super soft natural colored romney fleece I found on etsy... I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it yet, but it's one of my personal fleeces.... You might see one lot of batts in the store, but thats about it. This is a Shetland fleece, Helen's. She is a double coated Shetland. I had this fleece last year, and her sisters, (she died this winter). They were the first fleece I ever washed myself last summer. This year I know what I'm doing....I made a mess out of them last time :) Last year I spun up this wool for MS2, I think this year I'll do the same. But I'll pull out the long hairs. Here we have a bit of Lincoln.
And some Cotwald.
I have a bunch more raw fiber to wash this summer, stuff from this winter and some of the llama and alpaca from last summer. Thank god it's nice again here. I'm taking a break today from washing, I have to finish the yarn on my wheel today. Dh will be home this weekend so I won't get much done. I really have to finish my Apr Socktopia socks! 10 days to go and I only have 1/2 a sock done...and well we won't talk about the test knitting, I have to get 2 pairs done before the end of next month.
So why didn't anyone tell me my store was reviewed by Lime & Violet? I found out yesterday when I was trying to find out what happened with MCY, I like reading about the drama. Anyway I wish they would have said something about my batts. The handdyed yarn is just filler, not that I don't love dyeing yarn, it's just that there are so many great dyers out there and really my love is in the blending of fiber and handspun. (keep you eye out this fall for handspun sock yarn).
Well I officially on a yarn diet. I hit the KnitHappens sale a couple weeks ago, picked up some Twisted sock yarn, Webs last night to get some Cascade Cloud 9 for the cover sweater on the summer IK, I also picked up some black worsted wt wool, just to stash. Yesterday I also hit Yarzilla for some Malabrigo in Verdes for Wicked. So no more yarn for me till the fall IK comes out!!!! (unless it stuff I need for the store) I'm not going to let myself buy and more fleece, (my boyfriend Coop doen't count) I really need to use what I have!
Anyway I should have more wooly porn for you Sunday night! Have a great weekend, I need to get spinning!
Well here is a small shop update. The top batt is natural black Shetland and handdyed Silk Noil. The white batt is Shetland/Alpaca/Handdyed Silk Noil...someone needs to buy this one or I'm going to have to keep it!
Well here is a little knitting, this is my Apr Socktopia sock... Really I've been knitting alot more then this. I'm working on 2 more test sock. Then I have one more to go. Then it will be all about me for awile. I'm dieing to knit a shawl or something!
This is a raw Romney fleece I won on ebay. Not like I need anymore raw wool. Well this fleece is nice! 7 in of pure spinning pleasure. Oh remember my boyfriend the Coopworth fleece...look out next month, he'll be back this year!
I've been spinning alot lately, but I can't show you any of that. I'm spinning prizes for Socktopia. I should be done by the end of July so that's when you will see more spinning from me.
Check this out. This is a box that was custom made just for for me. It holds all this and has room for more. She also made these. They hold my stitch markers. I got these today. yummy bath salts, and when they are empty I can put cool stuff in them. You MUST check out this etsy store.. http://www.ktrever.etsy.com
Sock yarns...enough yarn for 30 pairs I think I may really like green.... More yarn I'll use for socks, and leftover bits of sock yarn. Lace yarn, and my toes (I'll have a late entry of more lace yarn next week. ) My hand spun lace, sock, and sport wt. My hand spun bulk yarn. Some yarn mostly cottons an stuff. Small drawer of worsted wt wool. Some good stuff... A foot lock full of mostly frogged wool, back when I did that alot....most of it will be felted in to something someday... HUGE bag of not so wooly yarn, I just pulled out a large trash bag of vintage yarn and gave it away today....
Be lucky I didn't take pictures of my spinning stash.....that would have taken all day to do...