One Crazy Fiber Lady

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One Crazy Fiber Lady

Mother’s Day

May 12th, 2008 · 9 Comments

Looking out the window now it is hard to remember how nice yesterday was.¬† Actually it was a pretty darn decent weekend all around. I had a lovely mother’s day, spendning most of it outside with the kids playing and Ladybug keeping me company.¬†


I finished the spinning the Still River Mill Mystery Bump singles, as well as 8oz of BFL from Little Barn to ply with it.¬† I just need to pull out the Fricke electric, find an empty Majacraft WW bobbin or two and then I can get to work.¬† You can see the range of colors through the two cakes.¬† Paired with the natural BFL, it should make a nice sweater for the little miss.¬† I’ll do a top-down raglan for her as I think that will bring out the best in the color changes plus.¬†


I can’t believe I spun a pound of fiber in a week.¬† I even finished another bobbin worth of the black corriedale on the Vermont wheel.

Amazing!¬† I started a new project yesterday.¬† This time it is dyed Merino from Clover Leaf Farms in Jungle Fever.¬† I picked up two 4oz braids of it at MDSW this year.¬†¬† I’m hoping to get a solid merino in either a dark blue or maybe a hunter green to ply with and make Alex a sweater.¬† Those colors would¬†look gorgeous on him.

And now a pictorial essay of my weekend:








I hope other mother’s had such a nice special day.

Craft on!

Tags: Family · Socks · Spinning

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Nancy // May 12, 2008 at 10:10 am

    That looks like the perfect weekend to me!

    Happy belated Mom’s Day!

    That merino is stunning. I love the colors. I really need to do some spinning. I miss it.

  • 2 Rosa // May 12, 2008 at 11:16 am

    Too cute! It looked like a lovely weekend for all. I love the colors in the Jungle Fever fiber. It will definitely be a great sweater. Happy Spinning!

  • 3 Hillary // May 12, 2008 at 11:19 am

    That looks like the perfect Mother’s Day. I really like that Jungle Fever Merino. It’s beautiful.

  • 4 sophanne // May 12, 2008 at 11:58 am

    dem kids iz adorable.

  • 5 Kim // May 12, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    Great photo essay! Happy Mother’s Day, mutha! That is a lot of fiber to spin in one week. Love love that jungle fever from Clover Leaf.

  • 6 --Deb // May 12, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Aw, look at the twins at their own spinning wheels! And that tire picture is so cute!

  • 7 Ina // May 12, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day! Great pix!!

  • 8 Elsie // May 12, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    Looks like cats, kids and Mom had a great day!

  • 9 Jessica // May 13, 2008 at 8:50 am

    Looks like a great weekend. Guess you got inspired to spin at Maryland too, eh? 😉