~Raise you hand if your hands start itching and fingers start twitching when you even think of entering a fiber or fabric store! Our hands are up, in fact, both hands are up. Now, raise your hand if you’ve seen someone wearing a particularly wonderful looking textured fiber or fabric and you’ve actually asked them if you can feel the item. Oh yeah, embarrassing. Fiber junky, I admit it. In our recent fiber/fabric run from Paulsbo, Wa to Missoula, Mt we got our fix. This fabulous Angora came from my favorite yarn store in Paulsbo, Amanda’s Art Yarn:
The pattern is Peasant Ruffle Pidge knitted on Skacel Angora Fashion Color Twist. It takes one skein. This yarn is like holding a bit of heaven. My only modification is that I’m not going to add buttons. I found a beautiful pin to use instead. The picture doesn’t due justice to the beautiful color.
As a newbie spinner, I was hot to see some roving, batts, tops, etc. At fabulously, wonderful, need-days-to-touch-feel-see, Paradise Fibers I purchased Grey Norwegian Top High Quality 56ct Top. Yes, there’s that darn Scandinavian “thing” again. It is my very first spin-a-lot-of-fiber try. I’m pleased at how it came out. This is 2 oz, I still have 2 oz to spin and ply.
I just purchased a Lendrum spinning wheel. I’ve named her Mariah because she spins as the wind! Tomorrow I’m going to my first spinning retreat with a visiting teacher, Cecelia from Alaska. I’m enrolled in a spinning class through Grossmont Adult Ed and the teacher, Margaret Tyler help put this together. I’ll tell you all about it. So excited.