Thursday, January 17, 2008

Yarn Smut

I just had to take pictures today (because the sun finally came out) and post of all the yarn I've spun up this week. VERY picture heavy, so you've been warned. I have no idea the yardages yet, I'll figure that out once I wash and set the twist.

This first one is a part of the 5.5 pounds of fleece I got from the lady in Stillwater, in the Fiber Find of '07. It's an award winning Cotswold, beautiful dark brown/black. Spins like a dream and seems to be a worsted weight 3-ply. I'm going to be spinning the rest up and making some sort of blanket.

This one is again from the Fiber Find. I got a 1+ pound ball of the roving, as seem below. I'm going to guess that it's BFL or Merino. It's so soft and silky. It's such a beautiful yarn, and I still have so much left to spin. Again, a worsted weight 3-ply.

Next we have 3 ounces of an unknown wool I found in a thrift store with some yarns. I'm thinking about overdying it either red of blue, because with the grays it'll look so look so nice. Another worsted weight 3-ply. Sensing a theme here? :)

And last but not least, we have the weird roving that I didn't like when I dyed it, and now looks so pretty. It's BFL, about 4 ounces. Beautiful mauves and pinks, bright and drab greens, and the natural cream of the fiber. Another worsted 3 ply. It's sooooooo fluffy and pretty. I have another 4 ounce section of this roving to be spun up, and I hope it looks as good as this.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

God, I'm a dork

Apparently when I typed in my username on Etsy I pulled a dyslexic fast one and misspelled it. So the link below is now fixed and for future referance it's just switch the e and l in Tangled.

Oh yeah, this is my hundredth post. *throws confetti in the air*

Monday, January 14, 2008

I'm so happy.

I just made my first sale of yarn to a person who is neither a friend, or my family. I'm SOOOO happy.

Check out my Etsy store, you'll like it.

Tangled Web FiberArts

That is all

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Taxes are done man!

Finally, after looking all over, 3 times, the W-2's from last year were found, so I could do my taxes early. J's work was more than willing to give me the state and federal TIN's, but Borders can't even manage to get my filing status right, so I didn't want to wait of their slow asses.

Within 2 weeks I should have my lovely refund, over 3 grand. *phew*

Monday, January 07, 2008

Knitting fun

Right now, when I'm not spinning up yarns for sale, I'm knitting a lace shawl for a friend. I'm using the pattern from Fiddlesticks Knitting, The Peacock Feather's Shawl. It's just being done in the leftover lace weight that I dyed up for my MIL's shawl 2 years ago. I decided that I didn't need to hoard the rest of it, and since I had ordered 2,400 yards of it and only used less than 800, I had plenty of it left. I'll be dying it to a darker blend of greens and blues, with maybe some specks of purple. I'm trying to decide if I should put in some beads and if so, what color? Maybe gold, to replicate the color in the feathers of said bird. But I have a while to go on that, since I'm only on row 50 of around 250. So you could say I'm 20% of the way done, but the rows get much longer than they are now. :-P

More to be posted later when I'm ripping my hair out at the pattern.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

New website

I've transfered all of my rovings and yarns to Etsy for ease right now. Go and take a look, you'll like them. I'll be posting more yarns and fibers over a few days, as I'm spinning my legs off right now.

More to be posted later.