Not a cloud in the sky, almost the last bits of my lovely merino/silk blend! Over 300m and 100g. I will keep this and knit some sort of a small shawl out of it...
And this one is called Rosewood, dyed by my boyfriend First it seemed like a bit of an accident with wayyy to much dye, but once dried it looked really nice and a little different - so I had to keep this as well, lol.
No pictures so far of a fancy merino/silk yarn withsequins in a really great colour. I also just finished a blue yarn with shells spun into - took me aaaages to complete!
Now I am getting really low on fibre, just some merino/silk for myself, all the material for a 'chicks and eggs' eastery yarn, some yellow/orange tussah silk, lots of leftovers in different colours (scrap yarn...?) and last but not least lots of mohair curls.
Beautiful stuff, but I just received the perfect parcel from Maiziemama! I really think you are a mindreader, maizie.
This is the first thing I saw when I opened the box, yummy smelling fresh lavender and some chococolate - great start!
..and here is the full haul, all wrapped in a very sweet piece of light blue flowery fabric!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43307699@N00/746930791/ (I added lots of notes here) The main fibre is pure Tussah silk in a wonderful colourway called 'antique'. There is also some Targhee for me to try out as well as some absolutely beautiful handspun yarn! My parcel was mostly kept in purples, which is one of my favourite colours, yay! To keep with the theme there is some lavender oil, some packets of seeds and also some lovely almond and poppy soap - can't wait to try it out!
Something really great are the personalised labels - I've seriously been looking for labels for such a long time, and now I got my very own ones!! Bead-wise we got some leaves, a birdie and a huge bag of shells. Funnily enough I was looking for those as well! Oh, and there are some ghoulish old pearly and MOP buttons - I absolutely adore those!
But this is my absolute favourite, the gorgeous orifice hook, handmade by Maiziemama:
There was of course also chocolate, but somehow it didn't make the picture, ooooops...
Thank you soo much for everything, Maziemama, it's all just perfect!!
Oh wow, great yarn overload already! Isamax, I eat those curly yarns you're spinning, and batts are so much fun to spin, I agree!
Star, that skein is divine, and so thin! It looks beautiful.
Feral, that bamboo is simply stunning!
Cassie, i eat how producitve you are, and wonderful skeins as well, should be interesting how the noro-esque one would knit up...
I haven't posted anything last week, but this week I finally set the twist on them (I brain protector that part and always amass a few before I do it), so here are a few new ones, I've been in an art yarn mood:
Leaves, plied and finished
True eat, from a merino/mohair mix with seed beads, heart shaped buttons and handmade fimo beads from etsy, a 2ply yarn:
and Bride to be, a small skein of hand dyed merino with different colours of tulle:
I also dyed some more merino roving: ...and just finished spinning a thin 2ply of the one on the left, 'old penny', but need to set the twist yet (should take me a couple of weeks, lol)...
I also just ordered a big pack of different fibres, including some bamboo roving which should be fun - shame I can't use my acid dyes. If I wouldn't have just stocked up on a few more colours I would have probably gotten myself some procion mx dyes, but I can't really justify it for a few hundred grams....