Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A lot to show...

I actually have a lot to show this week. I have finished knitting, finished handspun yarn, birthday gifts.... just all kinds of stuff.
So, lets start off with the finished knitting... I finally finished a knitting project! Another great cloth pattern by Sue at Harvest Moon Designs. This is the Seaside Set, cute huh?

And here is the very first yarn that I spun on my Elizabeth. I ended up with approx. 347 yards of fingering weight yarn. It's a little overspun, but I still think it came out nice for the first yarn off my new wheel. :)

Here is the birthday gift that my wonderful friend Chan sent me.... a slider hook flyer for my Elizabeth!!! This baby is awesome! The bobbins are quite a bit larger than my original bobbins, however my original bobbins will still work on the new flyer. I'm so excited to give this a try!! I just need to get it sanded & stained so she matches my wheel. :) Thank you soooo much Chan!!! I lourves my new flyer, you're just too good to me.

Now lets check out the birthday gift that my wonderful friend Kathy sent me. (Both Kathy's & Chan's boxes arrived on the same day! It was a good mail day!)

Kathy sent some of her yummy handdyed yarn, it's just gorgeous & squishy soft, superwash merino DK. You can't have my beautiful yarn but you can get your own HERE.

This was a large package! Look what else was in there.... spinning batts carded by Kathy herself.

Combs so I can make myself a handmade blending hackle, or get Kevin to help me (ie. make me) one. LOL

Some gorgeous Mohair (left) & Alpaca (right) fibers....

And more wool....

Kathy called it the "do it yourself" birthday gift.... I just call it awesome! Thank you sooooo much Kathy, I love all of it. And you are just so sweet for thinking of me & always knowing the perfect thing to send me. :)

This is so cool! Check out my little sheep! He's nestled there in that pretty bow. :) Trish made the bow, she has a whole etsy shop full of adorable bows! She makes them for packages, barrettes & pigtail holders, just too cute. And you can even buy this bow with my little sheep in there too.

And here is a little something that I picked up at Beth's shop Blue Mountain Handcrafts, more gorgeous spinning fiber!! Woohoo!

Well, I think that's it for now.... I'm sure I'm forgetting something. If I remember what that is I'll let you know. :)


Grace said...

such yummy stuff!!!

Channon said...

LOVE it all! Kathy really spoiled you well too... but you deserve it. ;)

gMarie said...

Fabulous stuff - hope it helps bring you joy! (you should have seen the typo)

And your sheep - stinkin' cute in the middle of that bow. g

Nichole said...

Great stuff... I LOVE that Seaside set, so cute!!! And that very fallish colored bat you spun up... beautiful!

gypsyknits said...

You are so welcome.
Love the rest of your goodies. Awesome and you deserve it.

The knitted star set is adorable.

I'm wondering if Chan sent the orangish batts so you could spin and knit something special for her.....*snicker*

Gnat said...

Wow...that's a lot of great stuff!!

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I love the Seaside set bunches and the yarn you spun is my kinda colors cannot wait to see what you knit it into;)
You got so many wonderful goodies I have a birthday next month so today I bought my first skein of gradient from Kathy's shop so excitted wish there was more time to knit.Hugs Darcy

Bubblesknits said...

That slider hook is awesome! Can you get those for all the Ashford wheels?

And I LOVE the seaside set. It screams our names, doesn't it? It's already been put into use. :)

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

What a lot of loot for your birthday! All of it is totally awesome and will provide you with much pleasure :)

Your spinning is really nice ~ I might try a drop spindle someday. Have a lovely visit with Chan!