Friday, November 18, 2011

FAF 11/18/11

This post is part of Fiber Arts Friday, kindly organized by Andrea. When you leave here be sure to stop in and be amazed by the creativity gathered there.

Hello! Hope you've had a great week. I have thoroughly enjoyed my staycation. There have been lots of appointments and lots of knitting/spinning.

I spent most of yesterday organizing the stash. I've been winding all the remnants into balls or skeins and it's so much fun having all that yarn run through my hands.

All the skeins of handspun are piled into one section of the cube...
(all have been spun by me except the blue/grey in the upper right)and moved a few things around to put more of the fiber away...
Today I'll continue with the reorganization. The hope is to have all the fiber in this 9 section cube so I can see everything at a glance...of course this doesn't take into account all the Jacob that I've processed in the past few months...that's hidden in pillow cases in the armoire in the corner. I like to look at the pretty hand dyed roving that I've purchased from friends. It makes the room look so colorful.

Update on the marigold dyed Polypay...
I'm doing a bit of emergency knitting. A friend who is in need of a hat at all times needs a new one. Every time I see her lately she's wearing one of the two hats that I knit for her in the past couple years. I have to do something about that so this is the beginning of a super soft chunky hat and I'm hoping to get it finished today so I can deliver it Saturday morning when I go to breakfast.
The GR Yarnies group had to change locations for our Sunday meetings. We fortunately found a nice shop just a few blocks from where we were meeting. It's bright and cheery and the coffee is oh-so-tasty...


Here's the pretty batt I got from Andrea at the Ann Arbor Fiber Expo. Can't wait to see how it spins up. It was lost for a minute but thankfully found it's way to me which makes it even more special.
Thank you for coming and please remember to leave a comment to at least say hello.

This week's question: Which skein of handspun in the cube is your favorite?

The last rose of winter in my garden this week...

14 comments:

Heather Woollove said...

That's high praise if your friend only wears 'your' hats!
...and how nice that you're making her another soft and comfy one!!

Dutch Hollow said...

Wow that bat looks so much like the rose!

Your stash looks pretty! I wish I could see mine, it's all hidden in totes.

pinkundine said...

I love having stash reorganisation time - it's so much fun to rediscover yarns that haven't had their day yet ;)

Kathryn Ray said...

I do like the idea of having all of the yarn visible in cubes. I will have to remember that for when I get my Loom Room together.

Your new coffee house looks great!

paula said...

Ooh, organizing and yarn all at once. Now that's a vacation. It's looking lovely. All of your handspun is beautiful, but I'm especially smitten with that bright tweedy green. Gorgeous!

Kristen said...

I still love your pink handspun, but I am very intrigued by the rainbow one in the middleish!

Carlin said...

Oooo. I love your cubbies. I wish I could decorate my whole house in fiber but alas the kitten makes it impossible. One of my favorite things to do was take pretty handspun and display it in a glass vase. But that stopped when one of them was knocked off of the mantle and smashed into thousands of pieces in the middle of the night. It's a really good thing that cat is cute.

WonderWhyGal said...

Aw, I love that she only wears your hats.

Great job organizing. Maybe I can do the same over the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Vivian said...

It's hard to pick one from your handspun yarns, but the green yarn in the middle jumps out at me. They are all so pretty.

Our knitting group had to move around a bit in the past few years, sometimes it's so hard to find space for a large group for the right time.

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Mmmm, such lovely yarn and fibre. I think the green is my favourite. My knitting group recently moved too, we are much happier in our new home and they sell great chips (fries)

Voie de Vie said...

I love the new meeting space - that green is awesome, and the chairs look comfy.

Now the cubby idea is great ... if you have the space for it (which you obviously do!) It must be nice to look at all your handspun cubbied out before you. It all looks great, but I'm actually kind of partial to the gray and brown number in the top left. That skein looks very squoishy. :)

Give Little Dog a scrunch!

Tamara Miller said...

I like the way you have reorganized your stash. Looks good. All your handspun is pretty. I am partial to the one that has the bright blues, greens, pinks. etc. Pretty, pretty.

Spinster Beth said...

I have GOT to get one of those cubbies. It looks so organized!

sunnysideupmama said...

Amazing yarn stash! I dream of spinning my own some day perhaps even from my own sweet animals fleece but that's another life still in the distant daydream :) for now I'll love on your images! thanks.