Shoes and Yarn

This blog is dedicated to my search for the perfect shoes and the perfect yarn.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Since I've decided to start blogging event I've neglected for several years, let's start with a project I've neglected for several fact I started this project 6 years ago in July of 2006 and finally finished it tonight to make it a project 6 years in the making.  You must be imagining it's a wonderful, large, complicated shawl, but alas, it is the Flower Peddler shawl that was soooo popular back in 2006.

You may all laugh now...I did when I figured out that the project only took a total of 10 hours over several days to complete after picking up again...

Up next in my WIP Wrestling Ravellenic games quest...the Vintage Velvet scarf started in January of 2007.  

Monday, July 23, 2012

It's so sad, I haven't blogged in soooo long that blogger has totally changed and it took me a few minutes to figure out how to start a new post.  Wow!  So, for my mid-year post, the Tour de Fleece round up...
So, we have 1lb of fiber spun into 1183 yds + silk + 2 more ounces that didn't get plied
8oz Ocean fiber from Creatively dyed into 812 yds
4oz BFL from Misty Mountain Farms into 160 yds
4oz Bullen Wullens Merino into 180 yds
1 pack of silk hankies
1 silk cap

So, I spun up 16 oz, gave away another12 oz as prizes at my TDF party...and purchased 24oz of fiber and won 4 oz at the TDF, basically, came out even...Not sure if that's a brag or an "Oh My God" moment there...