Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Wip Wednesday:

Vanilla sock using Patons Kroy in the Cherry Sours colorways that I bought on clearance at Michaels. I'm only going to work on these in public so I can knit on other things at home. I don't have much sock yarn that I want to knit into socks left so I have to keep these specifically for travel/ out and about knitting. I started these while sitting outside at the river trail (under a tree by the loop with the pond) while Kenny was riding his bike. I wanted to walk more with the girls but Leena hurt her paw immediately when we got there and was limping. She is fine now. She probably stepped on a piece of glass or a sharp rock in the parking lot.

Lookie what I won

Luckily, I won a $50 giftcard to Etsy for tour de fleece in the Woolgatherings group. So I spent it in her shop. I bought 2 braids of Superwash Merino/Merino/Silk.

I also bought 8 oz. of polwarth undyed wool. Since it's undyed, I didn't take a picture of it. Also, Mileena freaking tore some of it up. For some random reason, she decided to mess up that and some Woolgatherings Merino/Silk I have on the wheel (the ball rests on the treadle when I'm not spinning it). 

Did I mention I have another braid of Woolgatherings coming to me today since I'm in her Fiber Adventurer club? So excited, can't wait to see what she's dyed for us.3

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Tour de Fleece

It's TdF time again. I just want to do a quick post about what I've done so far. First, I missed the first day of the tour (Sat, June 29) because I was camping and thought I packed my spindle but then I couldn't find it. So I had to miss that day. We came back Sunday so I was able to spin on my wheel. I finished plying an orange wool blend that I dyed a while ago but spun for the Fat Squirrel Speaks orange-along.
Yesterday I split this fiber:

into different groups according to shades and started spinning the lightest, yellowish color first. This was my TDF progress for Monday 7/1:

 Let me just say that this green is definitely not my favorite color. I got it from Woolgatherings in a Spooky Seconds package so you don't know what colors you're going to get. I'm on the Woolgatherings TDF team so I decided to spin her fiber next but this one is the one I like the least. It's merino and  OMG it drafts and spins like a dream! I absolutely love it.

and shhhh...even though I'm still in school, I joined her club.I almost did the luxury one but I'll add that after I graduate and get another job!

Anyways, I'm about to settle down and watch some podcasts and spin for today. Hope to update again with my progress!