Saturday, September 27, 2014

Greener pastures

Last Saturday I was helping my friend, Karen, with her harp workshop. That basically meant that I had about blocks of time while the harpers were harping to otherwise amuse myself. 

My bobbin lace wasn't going to be easy to transport so I figured spinning was probably going to be my best option so the night before, I dove the stash and I came up with 2 different fibers. 

One was called apple green, an Ashland Bay favorite of mine. It's a very flat color but I love the tone in it. 

The other was a mixed fiber I bought at a wonderful little yarn shop in Charleston, WV. I'm afraid I don't remember the name of the shop but this is a mix of silk and Merino, I believe, and has different tones of greens and some blues and some touches of other colors, including the pure silk. So it's glossy and interesting but loses some of the interest when plied because there's so much going on. 

So I decided that these two were made for each other and I started spinning. And I believe you'll agree. 

Before washing:

Once it's all washed and dried, I'll show you what it looks like (because I think it will bloom like crazy) and what I intend to do with it. 

Friday, September 26, 2014


It's done and hung. 

The silly thing was wearing me out with just one more thing, just one more thing but it's finally where it belongs and it's spectacular, if I do say so myself. 

I've got the next thing started (or rather restarted) but I'm going to just enjoy this for a little while. Cup of tea coming right up. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Next step

I keep thinking if I just finish this section I'll be done but then there seems to always be another step to take. 

I got the border done then I got everything laid out. The first thing I tried to connect the pieces looked horrible so out it came. So far I'm happy with plan B so when I get this section finished, I'll be done. 
Surely I'll be done one of these days.  Right?