yea for longer days! lets just hope it happens fast – this ‘happy light’ i inherited from my brother just isn’t cutting it.
i finished painting one side of my wheel today. i have ideas for the side that i look at while i spin, but i don’t have it quite planned out.
i’ve also been working on this – diagonal lace scarf:
the photo doesn’t do the color (persian peacock) justice. it is lambs pride worsted by brown sheep company, Inc – one of my favorite yarn companies. it’s 85% wool, 15%mohair so its really soft and slightly furry. the scarf is turning out a little wider than i anticipated, but i will fix that when i block it. i bought 2 skeins of this yarn because it’s so beautiful.
today i emptied a bobbin of 173 yards of the brown wool i have been spinning. i haven’t gauged (wraps per inch) it or anything yet.
i have been looking for labels for my handknit stuff and have been shopping around for awhile. i want to incorporate my custom boat design that haley waddington (a girl from my hometown – wrangell) of marie case creations did for me a few years ago. she is super creative, and does commission work. i sent her a few crappy photos and she came up with the sweetest design. check out her site!
most places want an arm and a leg for custom labels because of the set up and multiple colors, but i don’t need 300 of them! i ordered these recently since they were cheap because they were pre-designed. they are kids clothing labels from all things labels. they are pretty cute though!
then my new spinning friend, jeanie , told me she just got some from a lady(mommiemadeit labels) on etsy – and they are reasonable and you design the label! i will be going through her in the near future.
oh, and a huge christmas thank you to jody and sara!!! i got this envelope with the return address “far north” and that’s as far as a read, before ripping it open. $100 at far north yarn co. for christmas!! i’m so excited… i didn’t think i was a gift certificate, i thought it was a newsletter or something… in anchorage there is far north yarn co. and far north fibers and i get excited at the thought of either one! they live in new mexico and i can’t believe they looked up the local yarn store here! thanks ladies!!!