Friday, July 07, 2006

Diving into Blogland

So, I thought it was about time to take the plunge into 'blogland'. After two years of reading other peoples' blogs and being inspired by so many people's ideas and enthusiasm to share, I felt today would be the perfect day to start documenting a part of my life, which includes motherhood and the crafty, "fibery" pursuits that keep me sane. Why? Because I think it would be a great way to organize my ideas, to connect with other like-minded people, and to capture some of the precious, fleeting moments that I am enjoying as a mother at this time. As there is no time like the present....let's proceed with what I am up to these days.

As you can see above, I am presently spinning up some merino wool fibre (bought from Birkeland Bros.) that I dyed with Ciba acid dyes. It's my first dyeing attempt with these dyes and I love it! I don't think I'll be going back to Kool-Aid, that's for sure. I have a Louet S10 and an Ashford Traditional, but I mainly spin on the Louet (it's my first wheel, which I bought from eBay). Other projects on the go include knitting toe-up socks in Trekking XXL (Wendy's pattern) and the Elektra vest from Rowan 38. (I had to take a break from weaving in all those loose ends.) I really should finish this vest, but I've just been too excited about learning how to knit socks in the past three/four months to think about anything else, with the exception of spinning. My immediate goal for now is just to finish spinning up my merino, so that I can experiment some more with the Ciba dyes on wool.

I'll have more and better pics of my projects to come in future posts.....

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