Saturday, August 14, 2010

Long overdue...

I've been a bit slack about getting stuff posted here lately. I do have a few things to show you guys.

I crocheted this square with some of my handspun, sent it off to be included in a special project for a friend.
This is the yarn I started with, made with the batt that Beth's daughter, Katie, made me.

And this is what I'm spinning at the moment....
I've got a little over 4 oz. already on the bobbin! I don't think there is gonna be any problem getting all 9 oz on there. :)  It's just taking forever to get it all spun up. Course that could have a lot to do with the fact that I haven't had a lot of free time to spin lately...

I picked up some wonderful soap from Lydia's etsy shop, Prairie Fire Soapworks & Fiber, a while back. This photo shows the Goat Cream soap & the sweet yarn sample that she sent, I also had a bar of Grapefruit soap, but that one didn't make it into the photo. he he

And some soap from Jenn's etsy shop, Knottie Girl Designs, too. I know, I'm a little soap crazy. There's just something wonderful about handmade soap.
This is a couple bars of Green Apple Glycerin soap & 2 Orange Scented Avocado Cucumber Soap with strawberry seeds (which sounds heavenly, I think that will be the bar to go into the bath after I finish up my grapefruit). She also included a couple scented stash sachets, how clever!

I picked up 8oz of this gorgeous spinning fiber from Beth at Blue Mountain Handcrafts a while back too.
This is Ashford 20/80 Silk Merino roving. And it is absolutely gorgeous in person!!

And my newest acquisitions.... from Kathy's etsy shop, Gypsyknits.
The adorable sheepy Knifty Knotions Box & the Sox Box bags, & some lovely, soft & squishy BFL roving in the Meadow colorway, & a generous sample of more BFL roving.

Thank you to all of you enablers, I loved all of my "stuff". :)

I think I'm caught up now, I think.  I hope everyone is having a good weekend!!

5 comments:

bluemtnBeth said...

The eye candy in this post was incredible Anita....I think I got a cavity looking at all of it ;) Oh! Your square is going to be in the center of Mary's blanket...it's gorgeous!!

Channon said...

Your square *IS* stunning!! Don't know why I didn't think to crochet a square, but I don't know that I would have had enough of the yarn I used...

Love all the goodies.

Gnat said...

Wow...lots of pretty things!! Your spinning is great!

gMarie said...

Wow! at least your day job leaves you a tiny bit of time for your hobbies and shopping! As well as paying for it. :) Looks like somebody had a pre-birthday spree. g

gypsyknits said...

Nice square ;).

I agree with Beth, nice eye candy on this post. Thanks for sharing and you're so very welcome ;).