Tuesday, November 01, 2011

definitely treats

No tricks here - treats for sure!

One fiber that I had never had the chance to spin was qiviut.  That changed when I bought a destash spindle from Peacecat on Ravelry.  She lives in Alaska and told me that she sells qiviut (free shipping to boot!) so of course it was the perfect opportunity for me to get some.

This arrived in the mail.
It's a qiviut/silk blend and I can't imagine a softer, more luxurious fiber than this!
I will be spinning it with a Tabachek spindle so that the experience is exquisitely savored.

Also a treat.....
meet Twitter's fleece.  Twitter is a CVM/Romeldale who lives in Washington State and her shepherd is Joy (sheepgirl on Rav).  This is a gorgeous fleece - soft with lovely long locks!

One more treat was a visit to Celtic Cast On's blog today to see pics of the cutest Little Red Riding Hood and her big but not-so-bad wolf.  They win my award for best Hallowe'en costume this year for sure!

On a sadder note, my sunroom now looks like this.
Although we don't have snow yet (knock on wood), it's too cold to work there comfortably any more so all the fiber equipment has been moved indoors.


Monika said...

Oh my goodness! You have some delightful spinning ahead of you!
I agree with you about Kelly's blog post. Aren't those pictures just wonderful! :o)

Jody said...

I saw on Ravelry that you had bought a fleece and was waiting for pics. Wow..it is gorgeous too!
I love Qiviut...still have some left in my stash. It would make nice warm gloves or mittens :-)

Lovs2Knit said...

Oh my! I can almost feel the softness through the screen. One of these days I will spin some qiviut. It's getting colder here too. It's that time of year again. My joints are telling me that summer is gone. We're starting to see the possibility of snow popping up on our forecasts now so it's only a matter of time before we actually see it.