Yiah, I am in spinning heaven, just bad that I can’t use them on spinning before I totally finish with my firms accounting. But I can show what I got Thursday in my mail box:
From left, it is blue BFL, the other three skeins are merino&silk 50% all fiber are from Fiber artist. Bought at Garnkorgen – Sweeden. The two spindles are not new, but I had to try to spin the fiber at once I got the fiber 😛
Corridale&soy batts from Yarn Spider, new fiber for me. So I am excited to try.
White BFL tops, Fino baby alpaca yarn from Alpaca with a Twist, double row hand combs from Louet and Beth The Spinning Loft had also send sample of angora tops, that is the white little tops to the right. The red fiber is a sample off merino&tencel from Ashland bay. Thank you Beth.
For a long time, I have look at Knitzi trying to decied if I like it ore not. So in the end I just needed to buy one and try, I love it. Yes, it is bigger then the other knitting needles case I have, but my new Harmony Woods I want to protect 😀
I have knitted a hat for a friend of mine, it is from my own handspun yarn in merino. The merino I got from Nicole in a swap I joined at Raverly.
Presenting Mataya’s Golf Lima that will stay in the kennel 😛
Fiber of the month in march was Easter Parade and is merino, since I wanted to keep the colors in the fiber I navaho plyed the yarn.
Wool: Merino from Fiber of the month Chameleon Colorworks
Weight: ap. 113 gram / 4 ounce.
Length: 348,70 m / 381,33 yards
WPI: 19 WPI – Fingerweigth
I have bought a new drop spindle, this time I wanted to try a other type then Bosworth. So from Beth The Spinning Loft I bought a Lacewood Tabachek spindle, I was so ager to begin to spin with it that I forgot to take photos with the yarn on 😀
So here is a photo of the drop spindle with the finish yarn, I spun up some leftover with hand dyed merino 16 mic and spun it as a lace weight yarn.
So what doe I think about Tabachek? I love the design it is so beautiful scarved and spin very good, but still I am in love with my Bossies – they spin longer 8)
It is also more quiet in the house, 3 of the puppies has left to there new owners. 2 girls are again, Wilma to the left are staying here for while before she go to here new home and Lima to the right is staying with me.
After the puppies was moved done in the living room, I have not been spinning so much. With 5 puppies running and playing, I know from earliere experince that the spinning wheel will be very attemted to play and bit one.
But I did a lot of spinning before the puppie moved done, mostly white angora and other soft fiber that I will start to doe some dyeing soon.
Here is what I am finish with of knitting:
This hat I have knitted from some navahoe plyed handspun yarn, the fiber is Sherino and Alpaca I got from Allena.
Finish with another My So Called Scarf, it is knitted from the hand dyeing Sulka I did for a while ago.
I also have knitted some baby booties in angora and a headband from the leftovers I had from the hat. Photos are coming.
I got some new doggy fleece blanket and just left it in the hall. Charlie found them and had to try them at once, hi remind me of the story to HC Andersen; The Princess on the Pea.
I have also posted a lot of new photos of the puppies on my kennel website; Mataya.
I know it is a long time since last posting, it is so busy with the puppies and I have been sick the last week.
This weekend it was the first dog show for this year, the results was okey. 3 of Kelly’s kids was on the show, Pippi that I co-own with Nina and Marius, Frida owned by Anne and Munti owned by Hildur. They all got 1.price in quality and Honor Price not bad at all.
But back to what arrived in my mail box today, a box from Cathy and two packets from my very good dachs friend in UK Jane.
Cathy is my pal in The Hand Dyed Yarn Swap and wow, look at here what she send me 😛
Gorgeous hand dyed superwash merino from The Unique Sheep, that she had hand dyed in Ultramarine colors. I love it, it is so my colors. Knitpicks Bare 70% merino wool, 30% silk that I can dye my self. That yarn is so soft, yummie. Cathy send not just 1 pattern, but 3 patterns. It is Spirogyra mittens, lace Ribbon Scarf and Pomatomus socks pattern.
Burt’s Bees Essential Body Kit and a lot of Lifesavers, did someone know that I love Livesavers 😆 Jellybeans and this cute little sheep. Cathy had also knitted Paper Nautilus Shell as you can see between the lovely notepad set and the card she send me.
Close up photos of the gorgeous yarn 😀
and photos of the cute sheep bear 😛
In the packet Jane send me with gorgeous wool from The Alpaca Spinner, she had knitted some cute slippers and a beautiful scarf to me. It was also some very important stuff in the packet, Spatone yiha. Know I maybe get my energy back again, that stuff is incredible.
I will post some photos of the puppies tomorrow, today was there first day out 😀
Well, much is happen here home, it is just that there is not enough hour in the day to get all done. Like writing in my blog 😆
The puppies are getting big, they are know 4 weeks old. Here are some photos of them, if you want to see more visit my kennel website Mataya.
I have also done some spinning and knitting done 😛
Wool: Sirri from The Faroe Islands
Weight: 179 gram / ap. 6,3 ounce.
Length: 321,56 m / 351,67 yards
in the middle angora;
Wool: White angora from my own bunnies.
Weight: 170 gram / ap. 6 ounce.
Length: 558,10 m / 610,34 yards
and in the bottom;
Wool: White angora from my own bunnies and 16 mic merino.
Weight: 74 gram / ap. 2,6 ounce.
Length: 280,10 m / 306,34 yards
I am knitting socks the pattern I use is Tidal Wave and I knit them in Tofutsie from oct.-07 collection. I love this yarn and know it is easier for me to get the yarn since To Damer has begin to sell some of the colors.
Are also going to doe some hand dyeing again, here is the yarn to pre-soak. It is thick and thin merino, Mirasol Sulka and cerise merino that was to cerise for me. So then it is just to over dye it 😀
Here are some photos of the puppies, they are today 1 week old. All are well, they eat, sleep and are just fat happy people 😛
New way to sleep 🙂
I have also have time to doe some spinning, knitting and found out that I must be a fiber snob, why? Will post about it tomorrow 😛
Saturday evening Ellie’s puppies where born, it is 1 boy and 4 bitches all red. Mother and children are all well 😛
If you want to read more about this litter, you can visit my kennel website.
Alright, yes I love to knit with lace yarn. But super lace with a WPI on 51, that is to thin for me 😛 so therefor I sold the yarn.
Doe I still love Optim, oh yes. Just need to spin it a little thicker next skein.
Fiber: Hand dyed Optim from Chameleon Colorworks
Weight: 4 ounce / 113 gram
Yardage: 947,50 / 866,50 m – 2-ply
Spun on: Little Gem II
I have got Big Fabel, to skeins with my favorite colors:
Ellie is big this time, wonder when the puppies is coming. She begin to dig a little bit, so maybe to the weekend.
A photo from the newlywed couple, Nina & Marius 🙂
The show season has started again, this time I took Pippi with me. We travelled with Merete (kennel T-Bob) and had a nice day, despite that the show club arrange a terrible show. This is the last time I travel to this show club.
The jugde was Leif Lehmann Jørgensen who is from Denmark, I had never showed dogs for him before so therefore I had no idea what hi liked.
Well, to tell the story short, Pippi became Best of Breed. Not bad to get both the Certificate and became Best of Breed :p
Here is me with Pippi when she had won Best of Breed:
The jugde is going to give tell who became Best of Breed
I also got my first award from Allena, wow.
But I think it is so difficult to just give some blogs award, so therefor I want to give all who reads my blog the award. Why, because when I read your blogs, your all make my day 🙂
Beth, my secret pal from Fiber Frenzy own The Spinning Loft and when I wanted to buy more of the gorgeous super soft baby alpaca from Handspinners dream it was naturally for me to contact Beth.
I also wanted to try some Karaoke, To Damer had got in Karaoke yarn but it is a little bit to thick for me. Knitting with 4,5 mm ore 5mm is quick, but I wanted thinner yarn so the only solution is to spin it myself.
Then I wonder if she also had some Soysilk and black bamboo from SWTC, I got some more fiber then I was suppose to 😛
Since I also Beth about sparkling fiber and silk cocoon my next spinning project, guess who was happy when Beth had put 3 different type of sparkling fiber in the box and some silk cocoon. So know I also have to try degum them.
Here is the fiber:
Light grey and white baby alpaca
Black bamboo and white soy silk
Karaoke mermaide and white
Sparkling fiber sample and silk coccon
Sirri lace yarn from Færøyene are a yarn I have wanted to try for some time, it is naturally and the lanolin is in the wool.
Ellie is know 7 1/2 weeks know, and she is big.
It is show to the weekend, first show this year so Pippi arrived today. Wow, it is long time since I have seem here know and it is not nice to brag, since she is from my own breeding. But, yes I am very satisfied with here confirmation and temperament 😛