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Archive for February 7th, 2010

Daily dose of fiber

My poor spinning wheel has been neglected for far too long… so after a long day venturing out to Webs and Northampton Brewery with the LSGers I decided to finish up the Merino/Tencel from Creatively Dyed

I started the roving a few months ago.  I had one bobbin filled and it sat on the spinning wheel.  I started the second bobbin.  I noticed one day that the first bobbin was fuzzy and the roving had chunks in it.  Kitty slobbered on the roving and the bobbin.  It’s a good thing that kitty is cute because I was worried that he actually broke the yarn on the bobbin.  He was this close to being a homeless kitty.

I plied the yarn last night and kitty gets to live.  There was no broken yarn, just a little fuzz.  Some of the slobbered parts had to be picked out.  One more thing that kitty needs to stay away from…

The yarn is soft and shinny – I still need to soak it.  But here it is anyway – 220ish yards or so.  The colors remind me of a spring garden.  Pinks and purples – with sections of dark green and blue. 

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After the merino/tencel was done I opened up  the True Blood Batts from Corgi Hill Farm.  I blame Jacie on why I now I own these… she is an dirty enabler.  It is a merino, silk and firestar blend.  Red with little wisps of dark purple and sparkly.  Up until now, I’ve only spun from top.  I’ve spun a few silk blends, but never was really happy with them.  This batt is made of awesome.  I can’t say enough good things about Corgi Hill Farms – they have great products, fast shipping, and there’s always some sort of goody with your order.  Go order something fabulous from them and blame Jacie – it’s what I do.  I have a camel/merino dark green/blue batt waiting too…

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This is SOOOOOOO not my color… 🙂

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The SnB is having a Super Bowl party tonight.  Thanks Kristin for hosting our little shin dig.  There is pork cooking in the crock pot to made into pulled pork….mmmm.  I’ll also be making 7 layer Taco dip.  I’ll be cheering for the Saints today.  Good food/friends/times.

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