Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Away from the Loom

I've got to be honest....I've been away from the loom. I've been throwing only a few picks here and a few picks there, here a pick, there a pick. I wish I could say everywhere a pick pick. Perhaps it's the times that I am at the loom that I want to spin and the times that I'm spinning that I wish I was at the loom.......quite honestly, I have been spinning!!! Like a mad woman!!! :) And......even more honesty......the purple towels are still on the loom.....and the waffle weave scarf is still on the other loom!!! Is it alright to let two projects sit like this while I go off and spin and dye yarn like it's going out of style? I sure hope so:)


Last year at the Rhinebeck Sheep and Fiber Festival I purchased some top that I think may be a merino silk blend. It has wonderful luster and is super fine. While spinning it I thought for sure that it was just silk but, does carry some merino properties. Unfortunately it was not labeled so, I have no idea and ended up listing it in my Etsy store as mystery yarn. :) With beautiful shades of yellows and greens on a nice clean white with the occasional black spot here and there, I couldn't resist spinning it anymore. I think it was about 2ozs and I ended up with about 98 yards of really great yarn. The pictures do not do it justice but, here they are.
For sale on Etsy!!!

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