One Crazy Fiber Lady

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One Crazy Fiber Lady

Keepin’ Busy

September 7th, 2009 · 8 Comments

I’m going to skip the whole apology for not posting more often. ¬†I’d like to do so, but it just doesn’t seem to happen. ¬†This past week while I wasn’t at work but at home on a staycation, I was busier than if I had gone to work.

I gave the kids off as well because they haven’t had a vacation since last summer either. ¬†What with starting kindergarten {shudder} tomorrow, I figured they were due. ¬†We took a bunch of day trips including a visit to the Liberty Science Center and the New York Aquarium in Coney Island. ¬†I even got some bonus time to myself to sort through some of the clutter that is my space when the folks took the twins off to the boat Saturday morning returning for dinner on Sunday.

I have some pictures of the day trips but need to get them off the small camera. ¬†In the meantime, I’d like to catch up on the important stuff, the crafts! ¬†What with WOOL being a warm and fuzzy recent memory, I’ve been spurned to do some serious spinning, though these skeins aren’t necessarily limited to WOOL activity. ¬†This first skein is what I was spinning on the boat over July 4th weekend.

9c09

This is 8o’s merino wool top in colourway 9c09 that I bought from Cris. ¬†It is 40z spun up to 502 yards. ¬† If memory serves, I spun this on the Victoria and will be the last skein I get off her, but that’s a story for later.

moonflower

This is superwash that I bought from Carolyn on Thursday at WOOL in the Moonflower colourway. ¬†I spun this on the Schacht. ¬†If I didn’t finish it at Lake George, I got most of it done there. ¬†If memory serves, and it kind of fuzzy at the moment, I finished it up Sunday night after getting home. ¬†It is navajo plied. I might have had a bit of a brain fart as the first half of the bobbin was done very fine while the second half wasn’t so much. ¬†I think I planned on plying from both ends of center pull to come out with an even yarn. ¬†As it stands now, almost half of the 316 yds is sock weight while the rest is a DK or so. ¬†I think I’ll fold in half and knit the boy a new hat from it.

9b16

This is 58’s Domestic Wool in colorway 9B16 that I bought from Cris at the Claremont festival back in April. ¬†I spun it on the Kromski Sonata after WOOL was over. ¬†It is 374 yards at just shy of 4 oz.

The last bit of spinning to show has also been knitted up.  I know a miracle has happened!  This is also superwash from Carolyn that I spun at WOOL.  It is the Superhero colorway.  This roving practically spun itself.  I still have a bit left (that little skein is about 100yds)  and will probably make the girl a pair of socks.

superherosocks

I have to admit, for all the spinning I do, I rarely knit with the stuff. Boy what a goof I’ve been for that. ¬†I loved knitting those socks and am now debating which skein sitting around here is next. ¬†I think that merino I showed above is next 😉

I finished another pair of socks. ¬†These are the socks in my apology post from a couple of weeks ago. ¬†They are also from handspun. ¬†I haven’t a clue where the fiber is from nor what it is. ¬†It could be merino, but it could also be BFL. ¬†I think it is Spunky but won’t swear to it. ¬†I do remember spinning it over the course of several months on the Majacraft Rose after the move to the house so the timeframe is um, within the last 3 years. ¬†That’s about as far as I can narrow it down. ¬†Love em though. ¬†54st on US1 needles.

spunkysocks

That’s it for now. ¬†Must go off an entertain the troops during our last day off. ¬†Happy Labor Day to those that are celebrating.

Craft on!

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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Marcia // Sep 7, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    My! You HAVE been busy! Gorgeous spinning!

  • 2 Manise // Sep 8, 2009 at 12:00 am

    My you’ve been busy! Lovely all of it.

  • 3 Tina M. // Sep 8, 2009 at 6:30 am

    Raawrr! Look at you go! I love all of it, seriously. But my hands down favorite is that first skein. And you’re not alone, I too hadn’t really used my handspun and when I finally did… epiphany. Magical stuff, it is.

    Blog when you can, just keep on making such beautiful end products.

  • 4 Caffeine Girl // Sep 8, 2009 at 9:31 am

    How can you resist knitting up that beautiful handspun!

  • 5 Ina // Sep 8, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Good luck to the kidlets on their first day of kindergarten! And nice handspun!!

  • 6 Antonella // Sep 14, 2009 at 4:32 am

    What a wonderful spinning! Your kids are very lucky!

  • 7 JessaLu // Sep 20, 2009 at 9:26 am

    Lovely handspun!

    WHAT?! The last skein off of the Victoria?! Where did she go? What happened? You sold a wheel?! oh noes! ;op~

  • 8 misa // Sep 25, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    How is kindergarten going? Big stuff. I find vacation more work too. Lovely spinning, particularly the blue one.