Monday, October 29, 2012

loving the outdoors

I have mentioned that Cooper is an outside kind of dog.  When I was working with fiber in the sunroom last week, I looked out the window and noticed this:
fast asleep in the middle of lawn.  He's obviously happy and content out there.

Friday, October 26, 2012

keeping busy

So here it is, almost a month after my last post again.  I have been keeping busy though.

I wove a little blanket for dearest granddaughter as a baby shower* gift.

I think Carmen liked it.
(It was a lovely shower and dearest granddaughter will be a very well-dressed baby!  There were so many adorable gifts.)

I finished spinning two batches of Spunky Eclectic's Little Periwinkles organic Merino fiber.
I wanted long color runs so I spun two separate singles of equal color sequences and plied them together.  They didn't match up completely of course but were pretty close.  I used a semi-worsted spinning draw and lightly fulled the yarn to finish it and I am really happy with how it turned out.  I now have 229 g/593 yds. which should be plenty for a cardi and matching hat and/or socks for our little girl. 

I was scrambling to work through some of my scoured fleece before it got too cold in the sunroom to work there.  A stretch of warm days a couple of weeks ago was enough to finish a good chunk of it (good thing - it's darn chilly out there now.)
 This is a Columbia fleece from Val at Wooly Wool of the West on Etsy.  It is very soft and I enjoyed working with it a lot!

I also finished combing the CVM/Romeldale fleece that I had dyed last year.
I have lots of spinning and knitting ahead of me this winter.

*Carmen's sister hosted the shower and made this adorable diaper "cake".  Those little flowers were made with sockies and the center supports are glass bottles.  How cute is that?