Saturday, April 9, 2011

There is always fiber!

Cockatoo Tussa Silk SCF Had to start out with the stunning Tussah Silk "Cockatoo" dyed by Southern Cross Fiber. I ran out of the yarn I had spun for my Haruni shawl and David helped me locate the one other person who had this colorway left so I can spin some more fiber. It will be the second ply with Spunky Eclectic Istanbul Sunrise.
So the first full week of April and still getting snow! At least it isn't sticking. Hoping for better weather and better health next week, my cold has hung on all week too. After a really busy week at work and being sick to boot I had some really great moments Friday.
First I got an email that it was time to make a decision on the Pocket Wheel! I have been on the waiting list for about 6 months - will be finally getting it in June but I got to choose the wood and what I wanted with it. Check out the web site I am ordering a cherry Pocket Wheel with a Woolee Winder.
Next my Southern Cross Fiber Clearance goodies arrived! I picked up the BIG pillow of fiber from the post office on the way home and took some pictures. It was a BIG pillow!
Big Clearence pillow!
Bobbin from Matchless included for scale.And now the fiber! My Haul, a total fo 4.2 pounds!!!! -
My Haul
Now one at a time out of the bags - not great pictures but it is great fiber! Lot 10 SW BFL 238g (8.4 oz)
Lot 10
Lot 77 Superfine Merino 830g (29.3 oz)
Lot 77
Lot 94 Polwarth 495g (17.5 oz)
Lot 94
Lot 86 Merino 360g (12.7 oz)
Lot 86
WOW I can't believe that is all mine!!!!!


  1. Wow beautiful.

    I am going tomorrow for a spinning lesson at a local yarn shop. I'll let you know hoe it plays out.


  2. Great! I know once you get a little experience you won't be able to stop!

  3. Linda,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, and for your sweet comment. It makes me happy when I meet other social workers in "blogland"!

    I have to confess I'm totally ignorant on spinning, fibers, etc. I will visit your blog often and hopefully I will learn some more :-)