Friday, September 23, 2011

FO & Fiber Arts Friday


My last free Friday, for who knows how long.  Next week I'll be working.  This FO has been technically finished for awhile.  However, I just skeined it off  my plying bobbin today.  The llama has been spun and I'm now plying.  The skein above is Tempted Fibers  merino/silk,  in colorway, can't remember, but I do have the tag around here somewhere.



This is part of the fiber that K brought to me in February when she came down for the day.  Since I have tons of handspun yarn, I told her I would spin it and give it back to her.  Hopefully, she'll be pleased with laceweight 909 yards approximately.  My goal was anything above 800 yards for the four ounces, as that is what millspun would be.  The llama should be finished this weekend.


While I was out this morning doing the boring shopping, cat food, cat litter and bird seed, we stopped at the yarn store that is conveniently on the way home.  The one on the left is another Pagewood Farms Yukon SW Merino/Bamboo/Nylon in the Navajo colorway and that one said, Baby Boy.  The other one on the right is K1C2 SW Merino/Nylon/Silk and it said Baby Boy.  When I got home I showed it to Duane and said, you know with the silk, maybe I should make my mother socks.



He said, he thinks it looks like it would make a nice small sweater to go with my new work tank top.  Except, I would need one more skein, at least.  I'm pretty sure they had another one or two and I've been trying to call them all day to see if they will hold it for a week or two.  While I was there, I heard them say the internet was out, so maybe that's why the phone keeps ringing.  Try again tomorrow and hopefully they still have it and will hold it.


My rose bud has decided to start to bloom.  I love them at this stage, just a bud starting to unfold.


The other one is thinking about it.  Let's see if they come up missing.  Hope not. Really hope not.


My bright pink geranium.

I'm feeling better today and organized the corner by my chair.  I've been wanting to do that since before Duane went in the hospital.  Of course, I organized it in my usual fashion by moving everything to the other side of the room. No picture, as all it is, is a blue tote with a few things on it.  Tomorrow, I will attempt the other side of the room and see how far I get.  Goodness knows where I'll move all that stuff over to.  Not the bedroom, I cleaned that last week.

For more Fiber and FO posts go to Wonder Why Gal and Tami's Amis.

14 comments:

nursenikkiknits said...

Wow! I love the colours of your handspun. What a beautiful skein.
Good luck next week!!!

Melissa said...

Nice spinning.

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!!

Rudee said...

You're such a beautiful spinner. Enjoy your last Friday off.

autumngeisha said...

Your handspun is gorgeous. So jealous of your pretty flowers. Good luck with your new job next week!

by Teresa said...

Gorgeous spinning! I am going to the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival tomorrow.. can't wait to see what I find and what I bring home.

You clean house like I do.. move stuff.. move it again.. what a hoot!

((hugs)), Teresa :-)

WonderWhyGal said...

Your yarn is gorgeous. I haven't spun laceweight yet...of course, I don't knit with it either so the inspiration isn't there but great job with the yardage. With 2-ply, I usually get between 200-400 yards out of 4oz. Big difference.

Yes, it is frustrating when you want more of a certain colorway and can't find it. Good luck.

AllyB said...

Your handspun is a fabulous color! I love a grey/turquoise combo in anything. Pretty flowers too. I love your Blogger profile pic, it's hilarious!

Amy said...

That is beautiful yarn.

Heather said...

Beautiful yarn! And flowers, it's so weird to think of your garden coming to life as mine is fading away :)

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

Your handspun is lovely and the colors are fabulous!

Kalyan said...

Simply beautiful...lovely!

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Lovely yarns, both the handspun and the purchased. Beautiful flowers too

pinkundine said...

That handspun is stunning :) Hope you managed to get hold of the yarn store for more of that pretty yarn

melbatoast68 said...

Your spinning is gorgeous! And Duane is right, that yarn would make a beautiful sweater to wear with that tank top!

I truly hope your roses don't turn up missing. I know it must be wonderful to see them everyday. I hope you had a wonderful weekend and your work week goes well. I just love being able to say that!