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Sunday, April 30, 2006

Clearing out My Stash

In an effort to get ready for what I want to buy at the Black Sheep festival I am posting pics of some of my yarns that I am willing (barely) to part with to make some room. These are all 100% wool and were all hand spun by me. Some were dyed be me also, and some were already dyed when I bought the rovings. I tried to put like colors together. I have the yardage and weight on most of them and I will measure the others as soon as I have time.

If you are interested please email me a Darlinatfireservedotnet. I do have an paypal account with that email as the ID. Shipping will be $4.05 for priority mail flat rate. If you want insurance or tracking, that will be extra. If you want to buy more than 1 lot I will combine them and let you know the actual postage. Thanks for looking.

This is the first bunch - Left to right

Tan colored wool 2 ply - 10 wpi (bulky) - Yards - Unmeasured

Orange wool - 2 ply - 15 wpi (sport) - 74 Yards

Rust Mulit wool - 10 wpi (bulky) - 59 Yards

Price: $12.00

This is the second bunch - Left to right

Blue Multi wool - 2 ply - 9 wpi (bulky) - 58 Yards

Purple/Blue Multi wool - 2 ply - 12 wpi (worsted) 59 Yards

Rust Mulit wool - 10 wpi (bulky) - 59 Yards

Price: $12.00

This is the third bunch - ALL Wool

Left to right

Tan 2 ply - 10 wpi (bulky) - Yards - unknown

Orange/Brown Multi 2 ply - 10 wpi (bulky) - Yards - 90

Brown - 12 wpi (Worsted) - Yard - 105

Brown/Green Multi - 12 wpi (worksted) - Yards Unknown

Price: $20.00

This is the Fourth bunch - ALL WOOL

Left to right

Brown Multi - 2 ply - 11 wpi (worsted) - Yards - 64

Purple/Gray Multi 2 ply - 10 wpi (bulky) - Yards - 49

Rose Multi 9 wpi (bulky) - Yard - 36

Dk Brown/Pink Multi - 9 wpi - (bulky) - Yards - unknown

Price: $15.00

The white you see in some of the photos is the paper that I wrote the info about the yarn on, such as wpi, yards, etc.

Thanks so much for looking and please leave a comment if you think my prices are off. Have a great week!

Finally - Some finished stuff

Spring is finally here and boy is the weather nice this weekend. I finally got around to posting some pictures of some of my lately finshed items.

This is the sweater I made for Lilee from the Spring 2005 Issue of Interweave Knits. I very rarely make anything in the colors that patterns show, but this pattern caought my attention and I loved the colors. I used Debbie Bliss Cashmerino, expensive I know, but her Mom is good about hand washing stuff and it is soooooo soft.

It was fun and came out lovely. Lilee like it but for some reason I was unable to get a pic of her smiling. I am currently working on a princess dress for her from the book Adorable Knits for Tots as well as the pink kinda lacy sweater. I love knitting for her because since she is small they don't take much yarn and she always gets excited when i tell her I made her something. I can't wait until she is big enough to teach to knit.

These are Opa's socks made with Socks that Rock! My new absolutely favorite sock yarn( I can't remember the name of this colorway, nor can I find the band, Sorry). I did these toe up on two circs. It is a dream to knit with. It is close to Kogiu, but a bit thicker and not spun so quite so hard/tight (if you know what I mean) and the colors are delightful. I will be making many more pairs of socks with this I imagine. I thought color way might be too girly for Michael with all the pinks and purples, but he likes them. I did a slip stitch pattern from the bottom of the heel to the top of the heel, which i learned from the Queen Kahuna's Book. If you have any interest in learning to do socks on two circs toe up or down, I highly reccomend this book. It has revolutionized the way I do socks. I don't know if you can tell, but there are no holes in the gussest, and you don't have to pickup stitches while doing the heel either. Anyway I love this sock yarn!

Next is the mysterious missing shawl, I know I made it. Here is the photo to prove it, but it is no where to be found. I made it last summer for my best friend for her christmas gift. I even found a beautiful brooch to go with it. But to date I still have not found this shawl.....

I have made other socks and a couple of things for Lilee that I need to photograph. But this seems like a good start.

I hope everyone is enjoying spring......FINALLY!

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Getting Ready for Black Sheep Festival!

Last year was the first time I got to go to the Black Sheep Festival in Eugene, Oregon. We live about 3 hours away. It was mind boggling! Every type of fiber/tool/yarn you could imagine. Well, I was not properly prepared! This year however I have been saving money and have a better idea of what I like to spin and what I need. (Like combs) So I decided to dye most of my undyed roving I have to make room for more when I get to the Black Sheep this year.

I bought 10+ lbs of fleece on ebay last year and had it sent right to be processed........big mistake..... it came back almost unusable. So full of vm that it is a pain to process. But. now that I have a Louet Jr. Roving carder I decided I could pick the vm out and then blend colors. So I dyed all of this roving I had left the other night.

So here it its. I would just sell it, but if you saw it up close, and saw the vm, you would understand. I will post more pictures after I get it cleaned and carded.

On another note, I am studying to get my Real Estate License. There are 7 modules. I just passed the final for the 6th one! Yipee! and I have the day off today. So to celebrate, I think I am going to have a fibery day!

I hope everyone else has a nice day too!