Friday, April 10, 2009

It's Been A Productive Week

There have been so many things to post about this week, I had a hard time deciding. I had originally planned on showing you the shawl I’m working on for my Mom, which is progressing quite well, but I think I’ll just show you a little peek for now and share more about it when it’s complete.



This is the beginning of my very first scrumble, another name for free form crochet and/or knitting. It's a work in progress. I'd love for it to turn into a cool purse or something, but it seems to me those scrumbles have a mind of their own sometimes!



I’ve been spinning up a storm. It’s so fun to be spinning on my wheel! I bought it in September at the Michigan Fiber Fair and for some reason (I put it off until my craft room got organized) I did not do any full fledged spinning until recently. I was really inspired by some beautiful blue dyed alpaca fiber my friend Kim sent me awhile back, that got me twitchin to spin , so I popped a fresh bobbin on and it spun up super nice. Kim also sent me a huge box of white alpaca, which I just had processed. It was such a beautiful day when I went to pick it up from Pufpaff’s. Sue gave me the nickel tour and I learned a lot about how the fiber is processed on a larger scale. Check out the little cutie She’s holding, there were two little lambs, both black born about a week earlier.



Now I have a beautiful stash of white alpaca to play with. I’m excited to dye some of it! And I’ll be spinning to my hearts content! Thanks again, Kim! Oh yea…Of course I had to buy this beautiful blue and white roving I saw at Pufpaff’s, it looks just like a blue sky with an occasional fluffy white cloud. I love Clouds against a blue sky!!! It’s a mohair and fine wool blend, nice.



As I mentioned earlier, I have been spinning a lot this week. After I finished the blue alpaca, I went back to the fiber I had been spinning, a blend of Natural Romney, kid mohair and Tussah silk. I filled a couple of fat bobbins and will have enough to fill two more bobbins! Now I have a nice chubby skein, soon to be two, waiting for a project.



Those are just some of the highlights, I’m happy being busy with all that I love to do! I heard from a few old friends this week and made new friends too, what more can I ask for? It’s a good life!

Happy Easter, Blessings Friends!

Melissa



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  2. A project that I have in mind for 'someday' is to felt several scrubles into a bag or piece as the design element. If you ever find yourself with 'extras', you know where to send them...hint, hint, hint. Giggle.

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