Fiber addict

I’ve had a couple of orders recently which I have been able to finish in no time

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(Someone remind me why I don’t like to crochet?! It’s fast, easy, and I enjoy it while I am doing it…I’m weird, I know).

I took it upon myself yesterday to take the money I earned from hats to order some much wanted but not needed fiber.

Yes folks, we all know I have a fiber addiction. It’s not like I don’t have huge bags of alpaca…blue texel…romney….lincoln long wool, Shetland, angora, and bunch of other fiber that I can spin.

However, at some point over the night I was able to justify it, this fiber will just spun up, knit into something and sold. Problem solved.

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Plus look at that beautiful fiber! Mulberry silk & seasilk. How could anyone pass that up.

I’ve made up my mind (so I don’t go back and purchase the merino that I found), that I will not browse etsy again until I have completed five orders, and finished spinning the alpaca.

Cross your fingers for me folks. This is a sickness…that I’m not sure I want cured.

Oh the tangled webs we weave…errr spin

Something dreadful happened yesterday (as it normally does when it comes to plying), I reached the end of my first ounce of mulberry silk sort of, I got a bit too anxious and ended early.

20140324-203607.jpg the silk was so beautiful and I have plans for it.

So I wrapped it onto to my handy andy as usual

20140324-203801.jpg see! Absolutely stunning.

However, this is where it started to go wrong

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Now, I have had issues with ply in the past, but that is due to plying it too tight, however this was a new one.

I am on day two of trying to untangle this mess, I will make something from the silk, I refuse to give up (though the second ounce will most likely be spun up on the drop spindle).

Have a nice night folks!