yesterday was a shiny happy day , but today – a gloomy day in anchorage (imagine that!) so i took today to catch up on some projects that have been nagging at me – some for weeks.
i finished an ipad cozy for a friend, but won’t post a picture until it is in the recipients hands. hopefully tomorrow if it dries fast.
i finally got the buttons sewn on the mossy jacket. it was already cute, but the perfect buttons really complete a project. they are brown flowers. this is going to a friend who is not super girly so i was a little scared of the bright pink, but i think the brown buttons balance it out nicely.
i have been spinning my specially dyed purple/grey wool from the sheep shed studio:
and my black cherry kool aid dyed mill ends. they are kind of difficult to draft and spin because they are such short chunks of fiber. i hate stopping and going so much.
and mr. richard finally bloomed! though slow, he’s quite the looker (much like my little sister!):
and the title of my post… buku got some shamwow chamois from a friend for his birthday.
the other day i was looking for a towel to roll up my yarn in after i wet washed it. then i remembered the shamwows that were not seeing daylight. it worked awesome. especially doubled over. not that it’s much different from a towel, but it definitely took more moisture out of the yarn than a normal cotton kitchen towel (which is saturated after one squeeze and not reusable after that). i have been using them to get water out of projects that i block as well. and the chamois he got are not all ‘shamwow’ brand, so this is definitely not a plug for that annoying infomercial! so fiber fanatics – invest in some chamois (the ones you get for swimming might even work better)!