WIP Wednesday! I have three friends all due within two weeks of each other so it’s baby sweater season!! Taking a break from spinning and dyeing while the weather is busy alternating between too hot to move and too rainy to be outside so that I can catch up on some unfinished knitting and get these three projects done.

WIP Wednesday! I have three friends all due within two weeks of each other so it’s baby sweater season!! Taking a break from spinning and dyeing while the weather is busy alternating between too hot to move and too rainy to be outside so that I can catch up on some unfinished knitting and get these three projects done.

Zoe - Handpainted Millspun Yarn

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Gushing slightly!

friggjar-rockr:

Everyone please check out longdrawyarn and her etsy store (link in her information) because she’s amazing and her work is beautiful.

Oh my gosh! Thank you so much for the kind words! You’re an awesome lady. Keep me on standby and I’ll help as much as I can with your yarn stash!

Off she goes!

Off she goes!

getting-knitfaced:

queerknitter:

I love knitting sweaters. But I hate knitting sweater sleeves. They just drive me crazy. I’m irrationally angry that I have to spend so much goddamn time knitting two long tubes so that my arms are covered. And yet, I hate sweaters with short sleeves.

This is a problem.

I feel this. I feel this so hard.

Try being married to someone over six feet tall who likes their sleeves “just a wee bit longer in case it shrinks”. It hurts my soul.

(via knitmecrazy)

Iris - Handpainted Millspun Yarn.

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WIP Wednesday. YES this is the same pair of socks from months ago! They became my road-trip project, and then sat for a while in my project basket waiting for some love. 

Tour de Fleece quickly turned into Tour de Anything-but-time-to-spin, so I’ve taken up the socks again to sneak in a row or two here and there, even when there isn’t enough time to settle in for a spinning session.

**I of course couldn’t resist including a shot of the foot cast I made for sizing man-sized socks. Someone tagged a previous post of that foot cast as “the creepiest thing [they] had seen in terms of knitting”, so I feel compelled to dust it off from time to time just for the kicks.

Tour de Fleece Day 7. Finished three hanks with a fourth on the wheel. The two white ones are on the lacey side, so they did eat up a fair bit of time. I’m hoping I can speed things along with fresh hanks of Grey Wine since it’s more of a worsted weight and comes along quickly.

Beginning to wonder what all the Tour de France fans are thinking when they search the tdf tag and find it smattered with random yarn and bobbin shots.

Tour de Fleece goes slowly when the weather is so beautiful! I spent the afternoon out in the sun and frolicking through the garden. Forecast calls for thunderstorms this evening, so at least I’ll have an excuse to go back inside and get some spinning done.

Post-spin soak to help the fibres relax. Another Tour de Fleece triumph!!

Post-spin soak to help the fibres relax. Another Tour de Fleece triumph!!

Stage 3 of the tour. Not much done today because I had a long shift at work, but I did manage to line up some fibre so its ready to go for the next round of Grey Wine. I’ll post my Stage 1-2 Tour De Fleece weights tomorrow at some point.

Stage 3 of the tour. Not much done today because I had a long shift at work, but I did manage to line up some fibre so its ready to go for the next round of Grey Wine. I’ll post my Stage 1-2 Tour De Fleece weights tomorrow at some point.

Kicking of Tour de Fleece with sunburned feet from spinning on my porch for too long!!
Happy spinning you guys!

Kicking of Tour de Fleece with sunburned feet from spinning on my porch for too long!!

Happy spinning you guys!

The Hesperides. 100% wool gradient roving.

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So much purple! The lighter ones (like the one in the bottom photo) are no longer available and are en route to a new home!

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Sneak peek. I’ve been busy! Four ropes of gradient roving and a batch of hand painted goodness.

Sneak peek. I’ve been busy! Four ropes of gradient roving and a batch of hand painted goodness.