Tags: handspun yarn

There was yarn and food.


I went to the farmers market before work.


I bought some honey for applesauce ( wildflower) but then found bulk at the Co-Op.


Saw Sherri Who had some nice hats and yarns.


Took the back way to work…




At work I spun up my Phat fiber box to get this….


I came home and had a nice pot roast dinner with my friend had Mashed potatoes, Gravy ( it was ok) and asparagus.


Then later that night ( I don’t know how I missed it) I found my order from the Brown Sheep.

Nope I m still around

So have been missing in action a lot. Painting was cut short due to dental work.


Went to dinner with an old friend and his new Girl Friend. Went to Bless my soul café I had the pulled pork that was delicious, with Black magic pudding. ( and two bottles of wine it was so tasty).

I went and picked apples. Made lots of apple sauce. Chunky, one with sugar one with Honey.


Then I spun some yarn for Heather at work. IT is a pound. It took me about 6 ish hours ( with people coming into the store.) I spun and plied four ounces.

Started dating having (relations?)someone new. Think I have to dump  stop seeing them.

I bought a Phatfiber box ( can’t wait until this comes)

The Chickens are getting big and fluffy.

I Found Miss Puff who I thought was missing.

Had a critique in  Graphic design and Ceramics

A test in Anime and Italian Renaissance.

Thanks to my sister for letting me know about Hulu. I was able to catch up on my shows that my tivo didn’t pick up.( East Wick, Cougar town and Flash-forward).

Hands on Craft- Arcata, CA

 So I went to the Opening of Hands On Craft. hands on CRAFT is a center for manual arts located in Arcata, California. Our mission is to further traditional craft through education, special events, and materials supply.”

Paper and books. Textiles and fiber. Jewelry and Printmaking.

This place is cool it provides an area to work on crafts and buy the supplies. I was in awe when I walked into the first part and was in love with all the yarn and fiber they sell wheels and carders.



ColorBomb YARNS 

                                                                                                                  Knitting Needles

Fox Glove Fibers

Ashford Carders                                                                               Camel

Joy Double Treadle Ashford                                                                Needle Felting

Beapea7  with first handspun                                                                                        Velma -Colorbomb

Printing Press

By the way I am still looking for a job. If you know of one please let me know.


Craft Fair-Day


 After running around all morning trying to get together all my crap because I didn’t wake up at 5 like I was going too. I couldn’t find an ink pad for my handspun by, and was cutting the tags out while trying to run out the door, got coffee and went to the craft fair with camera, wheel, two bags and food.

Sat there and tagged and priced wool. Little did I Know in the first hour I sold three skeins, one of which the lady bought as I was skeining, ( the below right)


This one ( left) was really Bluer ( soy silk, merino, mohair, thread)

another lady a new knitter  Cindy, loved the Bamboo Merino and had me make a ball for her.


Thanks Cindy, I m glad you liked it!

Spun and plied a few more balls and then off to genetics study session, for three hours…… Three very long dull hours…….

Went to visit Sherri while there was food break and found out that 5…. Yes 5 of my other skins had sold, some of which I do not have pictures of.


The first one is BFL and soooo pretty, the 3rd had Angelina and the last two had Bamboo too! And these aren't even all !


Back to school. Until 8ish. I really am hating Fruit flies you know little beasties. Then I get home and there is an envelope from sherri on the stairs, my last two skeins had sold. There will be Christmas present I c an actually pay for this year. So coffee phone calls and more spinning, ever the Rumple.

Wool in a Crock pot....A new dye pot.......and yarn.


As a lady whose partner is 4000 miles away, I have time, plenty of time to be a woman of leisure, a woman, who cleans wool. I finally got to it, well at least one crock pot full. Lots of fun putting little bundles of dirty CVM in to the crock pot and letting them set for 3-4 hrs.Oh thank you so much to   JMM   who got back to me as to clean this wool, it worked out very well.

                                  (yucky dirty water)                                                                             (clean floofy wool drying)


           Then this whole time I was spinning some lovely Merino Bamboo I dyed the other day.



                                      (Bamboo merino)                                                                  (Blue Faced Leicester)

It was only 5:30, as it was dark and I had no one to curl up in bed with (I know I should get a cat), I curled up with a copy of the newest Wild Fiber  ( Linda if you ever read this blog I would love to work for you.Hopefully this yr Ill have a Zoology degree, but not journalism)



Mom also sent me my dye pot which I had victoriously gotten for like $5 over the summer and now had need of it, also teas cozy book? Hope I can knit.(thanks mom)


 It is now raining and I have to get up early  tomorrow, but plan on making time to mordant some yarn, get into some fibery mischief, after all I do have to go to school. Thanks also to Sherri for bringing me up a turkey plate with cranberrys as I had no turkey day, it was tasty.

The last Farmers MArket

The weather threaten us all day, but Sherri and I were not to be detoured from the very last Farmers Market

 Almost everyone that had ordered hats as far back as pastels came to get their hats. We both sat at on the sides of the table under the unbrella in the even it would rain. I think we had too much Coffee as we were a little crabby. I had brought my little Vikki ( louet Vicotria), and I spun I a long draw rather then the fine worsted sock yarn I had been working on for almost a month of the Farmers market.

For the fact that a big storm was suppose to break any moment all day long it  was a pretty darn good market. The band was something Striped Pig string band ( I am at a Café where the internet  isnt ‘ideal.).

 I spun lots of yarn, my mystery  batt from my exchange ( which I still haven’t gotten Octobers let alone, Novemebrs and every time I try to email them or the people in charge  nothing happens). Then I spun some local Brown Alpacas that I had processed last year and then some that Sherri let me have Grey Alpaca and then Some Blue Faced Leisciter.

Sock yarn that I have been working on FOREVER and it still isn't done". But thanks to

neko_san for letting me know about Librivox ( free audio books) so I had the strength to finish the sock yarn and not smack anyone at the market. I listened to Age of Innocence which i have read almost all of Edith Whartons other books but not that one.



BSG Workshops

Ok I am not so good at doing LJ journal entries if you can give me help about frames around pictures of such or how to the entries to a separate page behind a cut please be nice enough to let me know.

IF you read my last entry you know that I took two Classes from Judith Mackenzie McCuin. The first one that I took was Three wild downs: Bison, Yak and Cashmere. ( a Lady was nice enough to bring some Qiviut ( Musk Ox) from Portland Zoo and she had it processed ( dehaired?). We had spun White, Brown Yak, Bison and different types of cashmere. A very nice lady also brought in a few Chinchillas for us to look at as well as some roving with chinchilla/cormo and the other had chinchilla/silk/ cormo. Thank you I think I might have never had the opportunity to spin this.

Silly me didn't label what each thing was I had just spun them on different bobbins and then Navajo Plied them all. The little skein on the right is the chinchilla. They were very fluffy and I still need to full them.

 While in this class I met two lady’s who had these gorgeous wheels, they are by a lady called Betty Roberts. Now I had never heard of this name but found out that there is a Yahoo group. After googling the names and hearing of two lady’s that seem to pop up every where causing great interest in them. I am convinced I might have met these same mysterious spinners who show up letting you see one of these beautiful wheels, then your hooked you want one. Unfortunately I didn't get these lady’s names if you are them let me know and I will give you credit these beautiful wheel seem to have flowers and butterflies underneath glass?




Then spent lunch hurriedly running around the Market place. They were going to close at 4 which was when the workshops ended.

Second Workshop Lichen Dyeing. Now I live in Humboldt County ( northern California between the redwoods and the coast). This was so great because we have lots of lichens. Judith covers lichens to collect and not to collect and the correct use of them and their and over environmental role with them. We used tow types of lichen and use white and grey wool leaving them in for different periods of time. So we each got to take a few skeins.

Mom had done Eye candy and I am going to show pictures becuase every time I try to show her how to do something she gets frustrated I am so proud of her taking this class with Judy Overbeek. HTe one on the left her is a thick and thin, left is a slubs.

                                                                                              The one on the left is a Feathered Right is suppose to be a boucle ( we had a conversation about moahir or not)

 the top one is a Encased and the bottom is beaded. Mom You did a great job and I know you had fun.