I've been having lately!
Since last post, which I know has been a while, I have been a busy girl. Lots of new fiber in The Grainary, which I should have gotten photos of, but you know me. Always on the ball!
And, not to exclude my online fiber friends, I am also offering a fiber-along on my Ravelry Group, The Spinner's Cottage. Please head over to the group to sign up and chat about your plans for New Year's Eve. Take a photo of your project as you are working on it on New Year's Eve and post it in the group. I am doing a random drawing from the posts for two prizes there as well. I'm keeping the prizes secret for now, but the winners are sure to be pleased!
The Grainary is all dressed up for Christmas and two weeks ago we had the most beautiful Christmas snow. I tend to get in the mood for shooting outside on nights like this. It has since melted, rained for two days and now everything looks yucky. But that's Ohio weather for you!
My favorite tree. It was our Christmas tree in 1995.
Now, I have been busy working on Christmas gifts and thought I'd share a few with you. I can't tell you who they're for because there is a slight chance that my family is reading.....
Some fun cobweb scarves:
Alpaca, Merino, Silk, Angelina
Alpaca, Merino, Silk and Silk hankies, Firestar
A plain old felted scarf.
Alpaca, Polworth...very soft!
And I have been busy dyeing up some new yarns for the shop. No, that's not one skein. It's 5, but you knew that. This is a lovely DK BFL. As you can see I am thinking in color!! I will be dyeing up 5 more skeins on Thursday plus some luscious fingering weight merino/cashmere/nylon blend!!
And I have been spending some quality time with my Minstrel, but not as much as I'd like to be. We are turning these silk hankies into
This silk yarn.
Yes, some parts are a little lumpy, it's my first time spinning silk hankies. I am really happy with the way the colors are blending up. I will be dyeing up some hankies for the shop soon too. These are my testers.
I dyed up this mill spun Alpaca. I think it will make a lovely wrap or hat and scarf. I haven't decided yet, but it may be what I am working on New Year's Eve.
The November Phat Fiber box was themed "The Renaissance". I went off on my own little view and did a tribute to "The Harlem Renaissance". The blue is "Lena" for Lena Horne, the red is Globetrotters for the Harlem Globetrotters, the green is Cotton Club, the purple is "The Color Purple", yes for the book/movie, and the brown is "Hellfighter" for the Harlem Hellfighters. This is a sample box of the collection and more will be available in the new year as well as some full sized braids. I have a few in The Grainary right now but will be posting in the Etsy store when I get more done along with drop spindle kits, some new blends that I've been working on and the yarns I mentioned above.
The December Phat fiber box was themed Hollywood Glamour. I decided to get started on my tribute to the costumes of Gone With The Wind. It is a project I have been long thinking about and this seemed like the perfect time to start. I am thinking of doing a monthly or bi-monthly club with this collection. If you are interested, let me know. You can always contact me through Etsy or through the Ravelry group.
Well, I guess that's about it this time. I have some other felted goodies drying and that's about it for my Christmas presents this year. I have one project to finish but it will not be done in time for Christmas even though it's a present. It will be completed soon after though and I will post a photo of it, as I am truly excited about it.
I will also be making more scarves and felted goodies for both the Etsy and The Grainary.
I want to wish all of you the loveliest Christmas. Eat too much, laugh too hard, and overflow your heart with love and joy!!