Friday, December 9, 2011

FAF 12-9-11

Another week has flown by during which I remember having several good ideas that I should post this week. Now, as I sit here in front of this machine, I cannot remember a single one of them.  And you know they were brilliant!  It's been a busy week, full of work with a little time and energy left for fibery stuff.  I have had the luxury of a couple 1/2 days this week, today being one of them. I spent most of Wednesday morning updating my projects and stash on Ravelry. It's been so great to sleep in an extra hour.

You'll find lots of interesting and fun things if you visit the other folks that participate in Fiber Arts Friday over on Andrea's blog.

Here you'll find the new yarn I spun to send to Andrea since she was the lucky winner a few weeks ago. please ignore the clutter  I wanted to be sure you saw my old, handmade skein winder, it was a gift from my friend Paula.  I just needed a bit of wood glue on the base and it works like a clamps, it stands on it's own wherever I want it to.

In the following pic you'll see a little piece of string, which is attached to a cotter pin.
and when you pull the pin out the end piece drops down so you can easily remove your newly wound skein.

pretty smart design, don't you think?

I've made a bit more progress on the Ishbel...must.knit.faster.

And especially for Tamara and the rest of LittleDog's fans, we had a little photo session the other night...I happened to have a turkey sandwich behind the camera...LittleDog loves turkey sandwich meat.

Have a great week everybody! Thanks for stopping by, be sure to leave a comment so we'll know you came.


WonderWhyGal said...

oooooh, I can't wait to feel that yarn in my hands! BEAUTIFUL! Have I mentioned how much I love Little Dog. That last photo with his tongue is absolutely precious. I love the one you posted on FB too.

You have a great weekend and make some more yarn so you can enjoy that skein winder.

BTW, sorry I didn't make it to Rita's last weekend. I've had a sick little bear at home.

pinkundine said...

Beautiful yarn (I'm so jealous!)

The dog pictures are so funny :)

Kathryn Ray said...

Your skein winder is AWESOME!

Little Dog is too funny. :-D

Vivian said...

The yarn is beautiful! Love all those colors.

Bucky used to do that too, for any food :-) Puppy kisses from Rascal to LittleDog.

Carol said...

Well I have been busy checking out all these amazing blogs and I can see it's going to be fun (and educational) being part of FAF. Will make sure I blog next Friday so i can become an active member of this group.

Thanks Vivian for letting me know about FAF!

Spinster Beth said...

Oh noes! Where's Little Dog's nose?

And guess what .. the word verification word is subarks.

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Lovely yarn and a very clever skein winder. Little dog cute as always (and I have to agree with his views on turkey sandwiches, yum!)

Pooch said...

The colors in the yarn are glorious! It would be a joy to knit with that beautiful yarn!


Pooch said...

The colors in the yarn are glorious! It would be a joy to knit with that beautiful yarn!


Margaret said...

What a cute puggy face! Love the tongue! Bella would be doing the same thing. Pugs do love their food, don't they?

Andria said...

Beautiful yarn, love the colours. Little Dog is adorable, I checked out the Daily Puglet and it is great!!

Voie de Vie said...

The colors in that hand-spun are just awesome - lucky Andrea! And your ball-winder thingy - just amazing. I think I would need to see it in person to figure it all out. :)

Oh LittleDog - what a ham ... er, turkey. Too cute!

Via Verde Farm said...

Ahhh! I love that dog!! He is so precious. Thanks for posting for me. :)
BTW I love your skein winder. Very cool.