Monday, October 30, 2017

Looks like I'll be going with 00 size needles for this sock project. Absolutely love using my Karbonz needles as they give me the grippiness of bamboo needles while the speed and pointy tips of metal needles. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #threewatersfarm #karbonz #handspunsocks


Yay for yarn balls!!!!! Getting ready to knit knee high socks with my @threewatersfarm #tdf2017 yarns! I absolutely love hand wound yarn balls. They are so pretty! ❤️ #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #threewatersfarm #teamtwf2017 #tdf2017 #tourdefleece2017 #handspunsocks


Sample comparison between woolen long draw with rolags vs short forward draw with roving of the same 60/40 Merino/Alpaca blend. They are both airy and squishy with the rolag yarn being more so as well as more rustic looking. The roving sample spin is definitely leaning more Semi Worsted than Woolen. I'll be spinning the rest of the roving sample on the Aura splitting it up half will be long draw and half short forward. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #Majacraft #MajacraftAura #jenkinsturkishspindle #woolenspinning #longdraw #rolags #roving #worstedspinning #semiwoolen #semiworsted


Spun up all the sample rolags I made of the Merino/Alpaca yesterday. I still need to practice more with long draw but overall not too bad. Navajo plied to see how it would look as a three ply. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #MajacraftAura #Majacraft #Akerworks #spinninglongdraw #longdrawspinning #rolags #woolenspinning


This gorgeous beauty arrived last Friday. Ed's spindles never cease to amaze me. The wood is Spalted Hawthorne which I don't think I've seen before. The contrast between the patterning in the wood along with the dark Spalted lines is incredible. To top it off is a special Tour de Fleece Turtle which has only been used for the spindles Ed created specifically for the giveaway during TdF this year. Fiber is a small sample of Merino/Alpaca roving I blended up. ❤️ #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #jenkinsturkishspindle #turkishspindle #aegeanspindle #tdf2017 #tourdefleece2017 #teamjenkins2017


Sunday, October 22, 2017

Siri Alpaca Cria at Fiber Fusion Northwest. #fiberfusion #fiberfusionnw #FiberFusionNorthwest #fiberfusion2017 #alpaca #surialpaca #alpacacria #cria


Starting to post my adventures at Fiber Fusion Northwest. I was going to lump all my fluffy animal photos into one post but I wasn't digging the auto force to square so be prepared for all the fluffy posts! 😄 This little Alpaca Cria was such a darling little sweetie. Too cute! #fiberfusion #fiberfusionnw #FiberFusionNorthwest #fiberfusion2017 #alpaca #surialpaca #alpacacria #cria


Today was an exciting day at Fiber Fusion Northwest. Caught up with lots of wonderful fibery friends I haven't seen in quite awhile, snorgled and fondled lots of fluffy fiber and beautiful yarns, and all three of my yarns got 1st place! My Spin on All the Things 2 received Best of Show!!! @terry.yocom alerted me I won as I was getting ready to leave so we of course had to make a beeline over to see. In my excitement I didn't realize I got two fancy ribbons. I'm not sure what the one underneath is. I'll find out tomorrow after I make a quick raid over to @abundantearthfiber to buy some more Aviary. I hope there is still more of the roving left fingers crossed. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #SpinonALLtheThings2 #Woolgatherings #Jenkinsturkishspindle #fiberfusion #fiberfusionnw #FiberFusionNorthwest #fiberfusion2017


Tuesday, October 3, 2017