[personal profile] artemis42
So much going on in the world of fiber arts here in the woods. This season's dye experiments were lovely, and I'm looking forward to creating some incredible yarns with all the gorgeous naturally dyed wool braids taunting me from my fiber stash bins.

Made a few new yarns recently, one of which has already been sold, but I'll put up a few images anyway, though I'd hate to be accused of being a yarn tease. :)

This was a fun project, started on my drop spindle with a Loop Spontaneous Spinning Cloud, and plied with various small lengths of scrap yarn left behind from plying uneven lengths of yarn. Mostly fingering weight, it will self-stripe beautifully, and will likely end up on my Etsy shop after a bit, if no one pounces on it in the meanwhile.

This came out so lovely, one of my coworkers claimed it immediately, which is poetic, since she introduced me to Loop's lovely fibers. This started as a Loop Bullseye Bump, and was plied with some of my precious Corriedale/Merino cross fleece to preserve the long color sections. I named it "Pink and Glitter" after the Tori Amos song from Midwinter Graces, which still makes me smile. One of the things I enjoy the most about the various yarns I handle at Webs are the fun colorway names that the various yarn companies choose, and I'm the most amused by the ones with a small joke or obscure cultural reference, so I try to do the same with my work.

I've been working on a hat for Webs, which is still in progress, but I'm really enjoying the self-striping repeats in the chosen yarn, which is Schoppel Wolle's Zauberball Crazy, a lovely 2-ply sock yarn.

Hopefully it will be done soon, so I can start on a new hat for myself, now that it's getting cold again.

In other matters, I've been listening to Florence + The Machine's 2009 debut album Lungs nearly constantly since I downloaded it the other day, which reminds me how grateful I am for headphones, lest I drive my household crazy.


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