Thursday, November 25, 2010

I Felt...therefor I AM....BUSY!

Well, it seems like all I've been doing is FELTING - starting with the stockings (see the last picture) and then a few other little projects trickled in including this birdhouse decoration! I love this little bird!
Lots of personality on this little critter!
As I was working away at projects, I decided my table needed a few lower priced items. So these little ornaments and ladybug magnets came about. There is also a little pumpkin too but I didn't get the picture.

This is one of the Alpaca stockings for Four Pines Alpacas who traded the batting to make these stockings for two felted stockings.
And this little goatie is heading to Tennessee after Thanksgiving. Okay, back to felting, painting, spinning! Happy Thanksgiving to All!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

New yarn hot off the wheel.

Two new yarns hot off the spinning wheel. I really like both of these!
This one is from some lovely Mohair roving that my friend Terri gave me - It was shades of Cranberry, teal, and pinks. I spun up some teal silk and plyed it. Wow did that turn out stunning. I think I'm really liking the Silk/Mo blend. I have a ton of MO that needs processing - now I'm pretty sure I know what I'll be working on.
This one is some Hand-dyed Cormo in light brown plyed with some pinkish purple silk. I had leftovers of both and just used them up. I still have a lot of the pinky and teal silk left so I have a 3-ply brewing in my mind......

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Crankin' out the projects.

I finished this yarn not too long ago, I had bought some gorgeous handpainted BFL roving last year at Taos wool festival (actually, Espanola is where I got this, on the way home from Taos) and about 3 years ago traded some work for some fiber (Merino/Ramboulliet cross) with a friend of mine and this is what came of it - nearly 550 yards of sportweight yarn. LOVELY and OH SO SOFT this is. And it helped me with making a dent in my stash! I have this goal to use what is in the stash without buying more unless a project truly warranted the buy!

I was given some absolutely stunning baby Mohair that was handpainted in greens, golds, browns, blues and this also used some handdyed Cormo that was in the stash...result was 244 yds of lovely sportweight yarn...
My little one wanted to learn to needle felt so I picked what I thought was an easy project - a pumpkin! Well, I finished mine, she lost interest after poking herself too many times and breaking 2 needles. But it was fun to needle felt together.
And a goat friend in TN ordered two felted stockings from me for Christmas. here is stocking #1 - not quite finished but oh am I having fun doing this. I don't know why I don't do more because I really LOVE needle felting - painting with wool. I sure wish I had a lot of time and money because I have ideas just pouring out!!!! Better get to work and get MORE projects cranked out.