Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Not much...

Not much going on around here. Just working, trying to pay bills, catching up on custom orders, a little spinning & weaving when I can fit it in.

We have heard from our Marine, he's doing good. A little homesick, but otherwise fine. Hopefully he will have internet set up soon in his living quarters.

Here is the little bit of spinning I finally finished. This is the 5 oz corriedale I got a while back from Blue Mountain Handcrafts. I ended up with 250 yards of n-ply, DK weight.



And I've finished my second woven scarf. I used Plymouth Suri Merino for the warp & my Seashell beaded handspun for the weft. I pushed most of the beads to one side. I also only used about half or less than that of the beaded yarn, so I have plenty left to do another scarf.




After looking at this last photo in daylight, I suppose I should have steamed the scarf before taking the photo. Oh well. I'll get that done eventually. :)

8 comments:

Scrabblequeen said...

Really pretty things today!! I bet you're missing that Marine a bit too. (just a bit, of course...cough). My Airman is getting 'snow days' which will lengthen the time before we get to see him again. Thank Goodness for the phone!

Channon said...

Pretty, happy fiber stuff here. I hope to have time to spin this weekend. It's been forever and I want to ply that siik blend I was spinning when you were here. I bought a really true red mohair laceweight to do that with. I also need to finish spinning the tie-dyed stuff, navajo ply it on the other wheel...

gMarie said...

That is some lovely yarn you are making. But really - my favorite is the scarf. Now weaving intrigues me far more than the spinning does ;)

So glad your Marine is safe. Please let me know if he needs anything - water flavorers, magazines, etc. g

Nichole said...

Oh that yarn looks so bright and cheery - love it! The scarf is gorgeous too... i still need to get my Cricket put together...

Delusional Knitter said...

Oh that looks so cool with the beads. How long does it take you to make a scarf?

Bubblesknits said...

That scarf turned out so pretty! I love the beads in it. And I love that bright handspun.

icandyarn said...

Absolutely beautiful Anita!!

Bohemia Fibers said...

I love seeing these scarves in creation as well as a finished product. They're gorgeous!