More handspun yarn..and one finished project




I’ve spun a bunch of yarn this Summer, and keep trying to make sure once I cast a project off I get something new onto the needles. I have also been dyeing yarn, and the finished project came from a skein of yarn I dyed some time in June. It was the project I was working on for national knit in public day, an age of brass and steam kerchief (my absolute go-to, I think I’ve made 4 this Summer alone!)

August Crafternoon






For August’s crafternoon we did jewelry making from a mixture of shrinky dinks and iron ons. The food was breakfast themed, and unfortunately I didn’t take very many photos at all! I made three kinds of quiche, and banana bread but there was all kinds of fun things that people brought. Raspberry danish, bread pudding made out of donuts, donuts from Diablo Doughnuts in Baltimore, coffee cake, and mimosas.

Fibreshare

This Summer I have been getting back into spinning yarn. I used to spin and sell yarn over a decade ago, but took many years off. My poor wheel sat in the attic gathering dust, and it felt so great to get it out and start spinning again very regularly. I heard about a swap called Fibreshare and knew it would be just the thing to help keep my spinning mojo going.
Above you can see the sneak peek I shared when I shipped out my partner’s package. With Fibreshare you can choose your interest (I picked spinning, though knitting would of been great too!)
My partner said she loved earth colors, and really wanted to spin with silk cocoons but could not find any. I found some for her on Etsy, and gathered some earth tone fibers at a fiber fest I attended, and found a few items from my stash. I sent the newest issue of Ply spinning magazine, and sewed up a little project bag using on of my favorite sheep-themed fabrics.
Here you can see the beautiful parcel I received! So many lovely things, I have already spun up yarn from a bunch of the fiber, and the chocolate and tea are long gone! I can’t wait until fibreshare offers another swap, I’ll be sure to sign up again.