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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*

11. April 2011 14:00
by Jobo
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Yarn Candy Monday: Corgi Hill Farms Batts

11. April 2011 14:00 by Jobo | 0 Comments

The colorway was "Cafe Savoy"... and I fell in love with it instantly!  I spun some batts for Angela over at Allforloveofyarn last fall, and have been keeping an eye on the selection over at Corgi Hill Farms to see if there was something else I should try.  Generally I don't go for "Sparkly" or art batts, so in the beginning I wasn't sure if I would like spinning from this sort of preparation.  Boy was I mistaken!  Not all Batts are created equal!

These Smooth batts have lots of shine from the silk, and plenty of spring and bounce from the fine wool.  The colors are Chocolaty, Creamy, and just plain fun to work with.  You can't tell from these "Shell" rolled photos, but there are several different colors in both the wool components and in the silk components too.  Many layers of wonderful blended goodness!

corgi hill batt spiral

"Coffee with a shot of brandy and a whipped cream topping. Smooth and perfect on a cold winter's day." 

-Corgi Hill Farms, product description

Corgi Hill Batt

I have started the spinning process already (which is why you only see 1 of 2 batts in the photos!) on my teensy light Golding Dragonfly Spindle.  I'll have to remember to take some photos of her and the fiber together (there is a nice big cop built up right now... must take photo!)  My goal is to try and make some nice light lace weight from this.  I have 4 ounces, and it is spinning up quite fine so far, so I hope I can get at least 800+ yards out of it in the end.

28. March 2011 10:46
by Jobo
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Yarn Candy Monday: Jaggerspun Zephyr!

28. March 2011 10:46 by Jobo | 0 Comments

zephyr 3 skein pile

There was a sale at Webs on some skeins of JaggerSpun Zephyr!  I have seen lots of lovely projects made with this nice silk blend laceweight, but of course, have never seen any of the yarn in person.  I would have liked to get a more plain color (like cream or white, or ecru even) but since the price was so good I figured it was worth getting a few skeins to try anyways.  You can buy this stuff on cones too... so at least now I'll know what to expect, and maybe I'll feel comfortable enough to buy a whole cone next time.

zephyr 3 skeinsit's really light and soft!

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