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Pogona After One Week

Because it’s been a busy holiday week (hope your’s wasn’t too busy!), I am not as far along on my pogona as I would like. This cormo is blowing my mind. It’s gorgeous, and with the alpaca, it is just downright decadent. I am doing […]

Drive By Update

1. I just did an impromptu giveaway on facebook. It was quick and fun, and I will definitely do it again. Winners will be announced tomorrow, and everyone that participated will get a 10% off coupon for the shop. 2. It has been a long […]

Priorities

I am swatching for a belated birthday gifts. I just bought buttons for it this evening. The buttons are great, the buying buttons at Joanns was not a pleasant experience. It reinforced my dire longing to have a really good local yarn / craft shop […]

Rolags

I finally stopped to take some photographs of all the fiber processing I’ve been doing. Alpaca first, since I’ve been talking about it so long. This stuff is so fine, it’s difficult to photograph it in focus! While the alpaca was fun, the Romney has […]

Progress

All I have been doing is spinning and processing fiber. So here’s a photograph of a half filled bobbin on my wheel. I have about 3 times this much spun and am about 2/3 way done. I am *this* close to being done with carding […]

Wednesdays are for Dyeing

This morning I am firing up the dye pots. I was nearly out of yarn to dye last week, and yesterday 5 kilos of yarn in all weights arrived, begging to be made all pretty. Worst of all, I was completely out of sock yarn […]

Processing Alpaca

I bought a few ounces of alpaca fleece from a local alpaca producer a few months ago. Marcia, of Alpacas at Orchard Hill Farm has really lovely fiber. It’s soft and strong, and very fine. I don’t know if Alpaca is classified like Mohair, where […]

Hand-Spun FO

And finally, we have the fruits of this weekend’s labours. A soft, slightly slubby 2-ply, sport weight yarn. One ply is alapaca, silk, merino, and first which I blended on my hackle, and the other ply is alternating green and pink hand dyed silk. It […]

Winter WoolFest 2012

Just thought I would nip in real quick and let everyone know that I will be one of the Vendors at Winter WoolFest 2012 in Wamego, KS. I will have everything you see listed in my shop, and hopefully a few extra special items that […]

Silk for Christmas

I received a very generous, very luxurious early Christmas present on Sunday. A baggie full of silk! Pictured above is a stack of silk hankies (mawata). I haven’t weighted it, but I believe it’s about 40g or so–or a projects worth. It’s all undyed. I […]

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