I'm terribly sorry for my extended absence. I'm a bit disappointed, business on Etsy has not taken off as I expected it too, Though 3 of my skeins sold, I was left with two. Dream and Meadow. Dream has been made into one pair of socks and I still have half the ball left. I'm debating on what to do with meadow as I'm not SUPER fond of how it turned out and I didn't expect it to sell in the first place.
Whats new hmmm. SPINNING!!! I started spinning on a spindle and I fell in LOVE. I haven't been spinning lately (I haven't really done much fiber crafting at all lately though its picking up a bit more now) But hopefully that will pick up soon. I took a spinning class at my LYS a few months ago and bough a wheel in May ^.^.
Its a Baynes Double Treadle and I adore it! I got it for $320.00 with a finish on it, its been used but it just came out of the shop when I got it and it had most of its leather parts replaced then. I could use a new drive band (I'm a bit worried about the current one snapping) But other than that I have no complaints!
It's actually about that time of year I need to start Christmas Presents. Last year I didn't start until november and wound up finishing my grandmothers Christmas preset Christmas morning, and that was crochet not knit which is much faster. I haven't decided what I am making everyone yet BUT most likely it will be handspun and hand dyed.
Heres the handspun/ hand dyed that I knit a cabled hat with ( I hate it, I made it too small and I refuse to frog it, It will just have to stretch *stubborn*) and some handspun alpaca that is full of smoosh and love and soft and I hate the pattern. Its my first lace pattern and to be honest the design just sinks into the yarn so I may frog it and decide something else to do with it. (I really wanted it for me, but maybe moms Christmas Present) The alpaca (brown and black) scarf is supposed to be the "Branching Out" scarf from knitty.
Well I shall update as soon as I find / develop christmas gift patterns!