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12. May 2011 08:29
by Jobo
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Purple Moth BFL/Silk Blend... taking flight!

12. May 2011 08:29 by Jobo | 0 Comments

Trying out a new fiber blend, and a new-to-me spindle!

purple moth spindle

I started yesterday on the shiny rich braid of BFL/Silk that was eating a hole in my stash... I guess I just felt like the day needed something like a new project.  After waiting for several months (stupid PEI Weather, and the Stupid Frostline) we were finally able to have Grampy's Burial Service yesterday.  I knew I would be sitting around most of the day with family... and I knew how much having a good spinnable-companion might help my stress level and concentration.Purple Butterfly BFL Silk Braid

In case you forget what the Braid looked like:  Here she is!  Purple Moth, a shiny blend of jewelled tones of pink, purple and gold from AllForLoveOfYarn over on etsy.

The spindle is a Zebisis Stone Whorl that I picked up on a destash a while ago... I think the stone is Spiderweb Agate, which is a little ironic since I am quite ridiculously afraid of spiders.  sigh.  It weighs around 1 ounce, just right for a fine silky fiber.  I had to adjust the hook a little, but overall, I am enjoying this spindle quite a lot!

I'm debating leaving this as a single, or perhaps plying... yet to be decided, I guess... any opinions or comments?

3. May 2011 08:35
by Jobo
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Wings n' Things Fiber Club and Spin Along

3. May 2011 08:35 by Jobo | 2 Comments

Wings n' Things fiber club

Some time ago... I was tempted by a neat new fiber club from AllForLoveOfYarn - basically a club with a 4 ounce braid of some fibey-yummies and some other toys and gifts to match!  I've always been pleased with purchases from this company, and this club kit was no exception!  They are also hosting a spin-along with the fiber, where you are entered to win prizes and such.  I am enjoying seeing what other people make with the same braid of fiber!  It's amazing how creative and unique we can all be when it comes to this sort of thing.

I'll admit, it isn't that difficult to twist my arm sometimes when it comes to that stuff... lol

Well here is my package of goodies!  in color way - Purple Moth

 

 

Purple Butterfly BFL Silk Kit 

The fiber is a 4 ounce braid of 25% Silk / 75 % BFL, with a wonderful sheen and rainbow of jewel toned colors.  The fiber moves from rich pinks and garnets, through amethyst, and even has a hint of citrine or golden shimmer here and there.  I can't wait to dig into this one.  I think it's screaming to become singles.... shiny, girly, shimmery singles.  *swoon!*

Purple Butterfly BFL Silk Kit contents

And here are the goodies!  Butterfly Stitch markers... with pretty matched lavender beads, some yarn tags, perfect for recording details about that precious handspun skein, and finally some natural, organic, beeswax lip balm.  Perfect for a little lip pick-me-up.

Purple Butterfly BFL Silk Braid

One more photo of the Braid... because it's pretty, and because I can !!  *wink wink*

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