Sunday, January 16, 2011

First Shop Update of 2011!

Lots of BFL and Tardis (which have all sold by the time I post this.) The BFL Tussah silk is dreamy, I can't wait to play with it again when I'm able to get more.

 Cobbler. A delicious 70/30 Blue Face Leicester Tussah Silk blend hand painted with goldy orange, strawberry red and hints of grey and sandy brown

 Grandma May. Blue Face Leicester in various shades of purple. From mauve to grape, lilac to deep plum.
(I had done this previously on Alpaca and was lucky enough to get a sneak preview of the singles in progress by Talia from International Fleeces on her gorgeous Carson Cooper wheel.) I loved how it was looking spun up so I recreated it on BFL. It's a bit darker in the new version, but I'm happy with how it came out.

Photo beongs to Talia of International Fleeces

 My Little Pony on Falkland. I had done a birthday version of this for a good friend of mine last year, and decided to give it another shot with some tweeking. I changed to a different purple but the bright fuchsia and aqua are still there. I also added a bit of grey.

 Tardis (3 braids) On Blue Face Leicester. This one is a favorite that I stopped dyeing for a bit over Christmas but am glad to have back again. Have you seen the yarn Valentinearts created from Tardis? She's a really talented spinner, I love checking out her yarns to see what fiber caught her eye recently.
Photo belongs to Valentinearts

Last but not least, a huge hank of thick and thin yarn that I plyed together (over 8oz). To say this gave my wheel a hard time would be an understatement, but I really like how it turned out.
Habitat is 192 yards of super bulky blue and green barber pole thick and thin yarn.

I'm still working away on my weaving sampler, finished my Ingenue sweater and am slowly knitting up some Rosebud Socks while watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer ( I'm on Season 5 now!) in the evenings. To say I'm hooked would be an understatement. It was nice to get the dye pots going again. My small shop break gave me a chance to finish some projects, but I really missed played with colour.

1 comment:

  1. Those are some great colourways! I like Grandma May of course.

    Good to see the dye pots are up and cooking again!