Thursday, February 25, 2010

Let's take a look into the Phat Fiber Box

Loaded with goodies to spin and knit. I love my February Phat Fiber Box.

Some great fiber here to spin and enjoy.

"Moulin Rouge 1892" -

Merino/tencel - Yummy salmon color -

Mohair Locks -

Mulberry Silk Sliver -

White Welsh Top -

Self Portrait by Frida Kahlo -

Light iris 1924 -

Mixed berries -

Be sure to check out these great shops for more fiber goodies and for more information about all the fiber artists in the box and all the latest news!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Oh - Mona

I know why you are smiling. Why? It's because you are part of the Master Painters - Febuary Phat Fiber Box! A look into the box and all the goodies coming soon!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Hungry Little Birdies

Well... we saw patches of brown and green grass for a few days, but it just... had... to snow... again... late last night. Lot's of heavy snow all night long and into today. I think it has finally stopped - for a while. So Hubby cleared off the railing and fed the birds this morning. I was able to snap a few. They are camera shy, so you have to be sneaky about snapping them. They sure do enjoy their meal from my deck railing and I really enjoy watching them, while I spin.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Fat Tuesday and 10 Stitches

Fat Tuesday - better known as Mardi Gras has begun.

There are Paczki and then there are the Best Paczki. The small grocery store by us bakes the best.

Every year some people pre -order two weeks prior to the date and some of us just take our chances and go on the actual day. Baking begins during the night before, for the hundreds of filled little doughnuts that will be sold here on Fat Tuesday. Over a dozen different varietys, with a choice of glazed, powdered, or frosted will be offered. There is a special location in the store set up for distribution and we all wait patiently for our turn. There is rack after rack filled with tasty delights. As you can see, I've got my favorites. Now time for a hot cuppa coffee and a fresh Paczki and on to some knitting.
I've added a few more rows to the 10 stitch blanket. I'm thinking the kettle dyed orange wool top will be the next spindle spun yarn to be added to the blanket. Still enjoying each new shade as it joins the rest of the spiral.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Let me call you Sweetheart

"Let me call you Sweetheart I'm in Love with You"!In past Valentine Days, I have been lucky enough to get flowers, candy and jewels.

But this year - The man plain out did himself in the gift giving department. Meet Big Tom from ! I'm in love...... Twin motors, dual controls, forward and reverse, and 36" batts! What's not to Love!

Can't wait to see what I can do with this Big Bad Boy!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Storm ends and Spinning Continues

It is early morning and the snow has tapered off. Just a few flurries coming down.

I always judge the snowfall by how deep it sits, on the deck chair arm. Enough snow for now and it can melt anytime. It is suppose to stay cold, this week and into next. I'm afraid the snow will be around for a while.

The spinning and dyeing continue.

Today my choice is to spin, some of my kettle dyed wool in cheerful Spring colors.

Spring can not be too far away can it?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Spinning through the Snowstorm

This is the second time around for this Circle Shrug. The first time I started to knit the pattern, it was too big. So I decreased the amount of cast on stitches, this time around.

The yarn I am using is - three skeins of Cascade 220 that I had in my stash, in a pale pink and grey tone. Not really what I had in mind for this project, but with some over-dyeing the yarn turned out more like the color palette that I would choose. So far I'm liking it and it is a easy knit.

Snow started coming down early this morning. Still snowing and supposed to continue into the night and tomorrow. So I'm cooking, cleaning, and spinning into the day.

Do not see any Ice Fishermen out today. Too much blowing snow and wind.
Finished spinning the wool / alpaca blend and turned out nice and woolen.

Finished 2 ply wt. 4 oz. and 228 yds.

Off into the wool cave it goes to join the others.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Winter Nap

Wind is blowing and the snow is falling. The furballs know when it's good to get cozy and snuggle in.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Just 10 Little Stitches

When I don't feel like knitting or spinning anything that requires me to think , I take out my Ten Stitch Circle Blanket and add a few more rows. All the yarn is spindle spun , again just something to grab and go. The wool is kettle dyed top and all the same roving . A nice springy wool and oh so colorful. Busy work, you know - TV knitting.

Fresh from the dyepots!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Beer and Sheep

The Super Fan won in the Super Bowl commercial challenge last night on TV. I knew it would. What's not to like about beer and sheep? Beautiful Clydesdale's and freshly shorn sheep. Think I'll go crack open a cold one and do a little spinning.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

It's Groundhog Day!

Oh! No! Phil say it isn't so!!!!!
Groundhog has spoken and it looks like six more weeks of winter for us!!!