Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Fiber on the Brain, In the House, On the Loom

The cooler weather has kicked the knitting and spinning into high gear. I realize I'm knitting on my first real "garments" for myself this year. I'm not counting shawls and socks here, kids.

1 out of 5 Plum Pie

I scavenged a bit to get a sweater's worth of this Hello Yarn Club offering from May 2009 - this is "5 Plum Pie" in lovely Falklands wool. I've spun up enough for a sweater, and I still have about 1.5 pounds left. I accidentally cornered the market on this.

And I was anxious to get it on the needles:

Mr. Mxyzptlk?

Body done, sleeve number one is almost done! hopefully I will have a new sweater by the end of the week!

Also, the spinning:
HelloYarn Extravaganza!

(Hello Yarn - "Spring Loaded", "Fresh Start", and "Kale")

Hedgehog Merino/Silk

(Hedgehog Fibers - gift from weetsie! - Merino/Silk blend, "Glow")

Fantom Farm Fibers Fluffiness

(Fantom Farm Fibers)

....and I finally got the loom warped:

Because I Can't Just Set Up The Loom And Weave Something Simple Like A Normal Person

That's some 8/2 Tencel, set to be (hoepfully) a holiday-gift scarf. But as my first attempt on the floor loom, we'll see how it ends up.

Alright! promises, promises....I'll post more frequently :)


  1. I don't think your cornering the market on 5 Plum Pie was in any way "accidental" :).

  2. I think my head just exploded from the pretty! Nice work.

  3. those pics don't do your handspun sweater justice -- in person it was even purtier.

  4. It's all fiber goodness in your neck of the woods. I agree with grumperina - not accidental at all!