Thursday, April 23, 2009

New Fibers and Treats

Wow has this month gotten away from me! I can't believe it's the 24th already. Where do the days go! School is going to be out for the summer in one month and boy will I be busy then!

Well the other night I decided to treat myself to a few things and order some supplies. While at one of my favorite places whether it be online or in person I found the fibers that are pictured above It is Mauch Chunky a 60-40 blend of Newzealand wool and domestic wool. It is really neat and I can't wait to incorporate it into some Goober Buns. This is 3 of the 5 colors that I ordered the other two are on backorder.
I also added to my little library collection with the book above and the video below. Both are amazing. I'm just so pleased with both and really enjoying them. I can't wait to put some of the techniques to work. I purchased both from The Yarn Barn in Lawrence Kansas and they got here super fast. I was amazed.

Time for a Bit of Dye pot FUN!!
These are both from Wool Top. I really like what I get from the Yarn Barn it's very good stuff. So I had to play just a bit. Above is just a batch that I did with some deep orange. Love the color.
This one was really fun! I used turquoise and red and just put the dye in here and there with a syringe alternating the colors. I ended up with beautiful light turquoise to maroons, reds, and purples. It is really fun to spin. I am doing a thin single with it and thinking of doing a cabled yarn. Not sure yet I'll just have to wait and see.

I am hoping to get a few sets of Goober buns done today! I want to play with that Mauch Chunky fiber. So we'll just have to see how the day progresses.

Hugs to All


1 comment:

  1. Spinning Designer Yarns, is a great book. I didn't realize they had a video to go with it.