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.

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