Friday, October 21, 2011
Wash Day Contest
What does your handknit wash day look like?
Leave a comment telling me about it or a link to a photo of your freshly washed handknits...how you wash them; hand, machine and what type of soap you use, etc. We'll have a little contest. Random drawing from all the comments posted by midnight Thursday, October 27th, 2011. Winner gets a skein of my handspun yarn and a little surprise to go with it. If someone says you sent them over, you'll get an additional entry.
Here's a little skein I wound up last night. Brings to mind snow on a spruce don't you think? click photo to biggie-size it
I've been spinning directly off combs this week. Jacob fleece. Love this technique, learned it from Beth Smith of The Spinning Loft at Michigan Fiber Festival. I find it amazing how different the singles look when spun in this fashion. Not only does it appear loftier than when spinning from a batt but it is also practically nep free! No joke, though, it's a lot of work...all that combing. I drape a rectangle of vinyl across my lap to protect my clothing (and skin) from the comb tips...they are deadly sharp!
Looks something like this but you'll have to use your imagination a bit and add a drafting hand that during the pic is holding the camera...ignoring the jammies and slippers and dog butt.
Isn't it amazing how you can get motivated to do things with heavier weight yarn when the weather cools off? It's certainly feeling like late fall here in West Michigan. The heat was actually turned on here yesterday morning...The Saint was asking in a rather plaintive way Wednesday how long I was going to hold out before I turned it on. When I went to the basement yesterday morning for something and it was warmer down there than in the main part of the house I figured it was time. Are any of you still holding out? I remember reading a funny post by Stephanie a few years back about the contest she has with her family to see who can hold out the longest. It made me laugh.
For those of you that are fans of LittleDog here's his favorite blog. Check it out if you like pugs, great photography and a good laugh.
Thanks so much for visiting. Good luck with the contest. Remember to visit the crafty peeps over on Andrea's blog. They faithfully post for Fiber Arts Friday and I get some great inspiration from them all. Have a great weekend! I'll be hanging with my BFF Paula down at the Ann Arbor Fiber Expo on Saturday. Maybe I'll see ya!