Friday, January 21, 2011

Launching New Spinning-with-Locks Kits

Ok, I love, love to spin art yarns with a scrumptious roving as a base and then dye up kid mohair locks, mulberry silk, Firestar and Angelina for sparkle, and then maybe grab some milk fiber just to top off the mixture.  Next I put a mix of this stuff in my lap and start spinning.
 This Aquarius art yarn came from a merino batt I bought from Stonehedge Farm in Charlevoix, Michigan, last summer.  I added gorgeous kid mohair locks in aqua and green from Lisa Shell at Kai Ranch mixed with Angelina, of course.
Here is one of my own BFL hand-dyed rovings mixed with locks from my dye studio and angelina to create Tide Pool Art Yarn.  Yummy, huh?

Sooo, I thought, maybe others might like to have kits of this stuff all preselected.  Yesterday I listed the Strawberry Gelato BFL Spinning-with-Locks kit in my shop.

And, here is a preview of the next roll out: uber soft Polwarth in Fall Colors2.  Hint: the olive green dye did all kids of crazy good stuff on the locks, silk, and Angelina.  Yum.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Back to the Real World

...from this.  The fam and I just finished eight days down in the Yucatan for some family fun at the beach. 

 I did alot of this on this marvelous beach beds.  I could stay out of the sun and enjoy my book or play Scrabble with the girls.
I returned ready to gear up for a cozy January of spinning my handspun, dyeing rovings and mohair locks and carding artsy fine fiber batts for my Etsy store.  It has languished over the last few months.  Can't tell you why. 
Tomorrow I head down to Lancaster for an expanded Roc Day celebration hosted by the Sassy Spinster.  We will be in the Methodist church right off the darling little square.  Homemade chili and lots of potluck yummy-ness will be there to tempt us.
I am taking my trusty Kromski wheel and mounds of aqua merino to spin.  Heaven.
Still, these memories are forever:

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