Saturday, January 23, 2010

Productivity.... A good thing

I've had a little bit of productivity around here this week & weekend. Thank goodness! I was beginning to feel as if I'd never get anything finished. I have a lot of in-progress works around here & it's nice to finally mark a couple off the to-do list. :)
First let me show you my Blue Sky batts that I did on my Fancy Kitty Kitten Drum Carder. I think I'm starting to get the hang of this drum carding thing. These are my best ones yet! I love them, & they will be going on the spinning wheel next. These were made from dyesoppers (wool of some sort)  from The Sheep Shed Studio (I overdyed some of the blue to be a darker/brighter blue), some faux angora & hand dyed icicle top from Paradise Fibers.

And Ron from Fancy Kitty was wanting some photos of his happy customers using their carders... so the hubby helped me out with that today. It was quite funny, he was snapping away like we were having a photo shoot or something. SNOL
So, here are a few photos of me creating the Blue Sky batts.

And I finished another hat! This is the Blue Moon Hat pattern by Linda Wilgus. (Ravelry link)

I used some of the leftover Berroco Ultra Alpaca yarn from my Colonnade, held double because the pattern called for bulky yarn. This was a quick, easy little project. And I like the finished hat, the Ultra Alpaca is ultra soft! :)

Today was the hubby's birthday, I took him to dinner at a little pizza place in town. He had pizza, I had an amazing dish of chicken, mushrooms, onions, & tomatos on thin spagetti with a butter/garlic sauce. Wow was that stuff good! I'm stuffed & sleepy.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend!


Bubblesknits said...

I might be drooling on my keyboard. Those batts are *gorgeous*!

Happy Birthday to Mr. Yarndemon! Hope he had a good one!

Channon said...

Happy birthday to your other half!

Great photos! Can you bottle up that productivity and send some to me??

Nichole said...

LOVE that blue... LOVE. LOVE. LOVE!

monnibo said...

SO beautiful blue! Great photos of you too. Happy customer!! Can't wait to see the blue spun up into yarn.