Sunday, December 20, 2009

Snow Day

The snow is here, just in time for Christmas. I love Boston in the snow!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Ishbel Ma Belle

Ishbel ( which I nicknamed Ishbel Ma Belle)is finished and ready to become my mother's Christmas present. I had so much fun wih this project. Spinning was a delight the Merino roving, and knitting Ysolda's wonderfully feminine pattern proved to be equally pleasurable.

I am of course fond of the rich orange color. I dyed the roving using chemical dyes in a dyepot, which gave me quite a bit of color uniformity, but at the same time preserved gentle variations.

I can hardly wait to give it to my Mom! I'll let you know what she says...

No Heat, No Colorways!

This is not my week!First I planted a wood working tool in my hand. And now my furnace stopped working during a real cold snap in New England! The repair could be done tomorrow if the part arrives on time, or Monday.
So basically, I will not have any new colorways this weekend.
But on a happy note, my hand is healing, and I was able to spin a little...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Handspun Eye Candy

A new post, a new handspun. I actually spun this yarn a couple weeks ago. It is a merino silk blend spun in light worsted singles.
I hand-dyed it in a lovely tealy green.
It will become a beret as soon as my hand recovers from a wood working injury...

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Grace Kelly Collection

Grace Kelly is my inspiration this week's collection.

The colors were utterly feminine, glamorous, seductive... I love them.
I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do.

I almost forgot! I have a special little gift for you. All orders $50 dollars and over will receive a lovely handmade drop spindle with 2 oz of hand-dyed fiber. I have been loving spinning so much that I thought this would make a great gift for you!

Monday, December 7, 2009

More Handspinning

Ishbel is finished and is being blocked. In the mean time I spun some more yarn. I spun wensleydale for the first time. The staples were soooo long! I first spun a multicolored roving in firy tones (you know how much I like bold colors!) The result: soft fingering weight singles.

I then chose a contrasting roving, a practically solid lavender. When I placed them together, I instantly fell in love, and though it was way too late, I spun all the lavender I knew I would need.

It was a good thing it was so late when I finished, because that forced me to let my singles sit overnight before being plyed.

I love the result! The lavender brings some calm to the fire. I can't wait to knit it! I am thinking really hard about a good project.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Frida Kahlo

This week, my color inspirations came from Frida Kahlo. I love her opinionated pictures, with her bright dresses, jewls, flowers. This week's colorways are passionate, deeply saturated. And this week, I have yarns and rovings to offer!

Enjoy the Frida Kahlo Collection !