Ups, some time since last bloging ;o)

Okey, yes I know it is a very long time since last bloging, don’t know where the time is going.

A lot of personal stuff has happen, some happy moments but also a lot of sad moments. But time do heal and we all learn to live our life further. I am not going to write about what has happen, but I am back again.

So what is happen know?
Pippi has got here puppies, Mikey is the proud father and they are now 10 days old.

You can read more on my website kennel Mataya about my dogs and puppies 😛

I have also uploaded new HK handdyed yarn to HK Spindles & Fiber, two of them are new types; HK Mookie that is Superwash merino wool and HK Blues that is Superwash Blue Face Leicester. I have also put the HK Batts to discount on 40%.


I have also knitted a little bit;

Mingus – a lovely patttern from Cookie A. Knitted in Yukon

Hurricane hat – that was the hat for July at Luer for huer a hat along that is on Uformelt.net

Tiger Eye Lace shawl, given to a person that means a lot for me.
The yarn was handspun by me on one of my drop spindle from a fiber blend of he yarn is a blend of 70% suri alpaca, 20% mulberry silk, 10% cashmere.


So that was all for now, suddenly I will be back 😀

Puppies, wool, knitting, handdyeing and more :o)

The puppies was 2 weeks old Thursday, they have now began to open there eyes so will take some new photos in the weekend. But here you have some photos of them 😛

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Happt little guys :o)

Sleepy boys.

Sleepy boys.

I recived my swap packet from Tamara that has been my pal in the Fibery Goodness swap that are in Ravelry, I love the packet I got from here.

My fiber packet from Tamara

My fiber packet from Tamara

The fiber is some lovely Targhee, I have never tried Targhee before so that should be very exciting to try. There was a wonderful skein with superwash ultrasoft merino, both the handspun yarn and the fiber is hand dyed by Tamara. Werther’s candy and chocholate and a candle with a nice sent with sage & citrus in a candle cup.
Thank you so much for this wonderful packet, Tamara 😀

More wool has arrived, Polwarth that I  never have tried. I found a shop in Denmark that sell Polwarth, after reading about a Polwarth farm in Australia I was so curios. I can already know tell you that this fiber I defently will get in my shop. I also got more of Spelsay from Spinnvilt.

Polwarth

Polwarth

Spelsau

Spelsau

I wrote knitting in the heading, I am finish with the second BSJ.  Well it is not quite finish, I need to assemble the jacket. Want to doe a i-cord around and also need to buy some button. But here is it, the yarn is Knitpicks Bare merino&silk that I have hand dyed.

BSJ no 2

BSJ no 2

I can know show you the yarn I spun and hand dyed to Linda, my pal in the Fibery Goodness swap. The handspun yarn is of 16 mic merino and is hand dyed in orange and yellow that Linda wrote she liked. With the fiber that we should send 4 oz of, I send some of the merino&silk I have to sale in my web shop the colors are in orange.

Fire

Fire

Yes, I know there is some times since last bloging, lol.

It has been so busy, for a couple of week I was at workshop with Amelia Kinkade in animal communicator. It was good to meet here again and it was a much better workshop then last time, all the particpant was rely ageer to learn and put aside all the «fear with I can’t doe this». When I talk with Amelia, I told here that I breed longhair zwerg dachshund and that my Kelly is pregnant, she then ask if it would be much trouble for me to pick here up and let Kelly be our teacher. It was just 15 min drives, so that was not any problem. It was intresting for me to have Kelly in the class and the students was rely good with the information they recived from Kelly. Else in the workshop there was a lot of WOW moment, I had mine also and it was a great workshop. If you want to learn how to comunicate with animal, look at Amelia’s webpage for the schedule. It is not so difficult that you think, Amelia’s method are very easy to use and she is a great teacher.

This weekend on Saturday it was a ordinary bloodtracking field trail in my dachshund club, I did not have any of my dogs attend. Since Kelly is the only one that are trained, but are not allowed to join since she is now 5 weeks due in here pregnancy. But one of my puppi buyer was there with his dog Ricco, that is a puppie from Ellie and Charlie’s litter. Ricco did it very well, hi got 1 price with Honor Price, way to goe Ricco and Yngve. Now they need one more 1.price to gain the Working Champion, think they are going to a new bloodtracking filed trail this weekend, fingers crossed 😀

Here are some photos of the little lad and with his owner Yngve:

Ricco waiting for the results.

Ricco waiting for the results.

Doe you want to play?

Doe you want to play?

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We got 1.price with Honor Price :o)

I have also been dyeing some New Zeeland wool tops, for some strange reason they fall a little apart in the tops. So therefore I sell them out to 10% discount. I still like the colors even if they are maybe a little special, time will tell if some of my customers like them ore not 😛

Wild burgundy crazy

Wild burgundy crazy

Wild crazy

Wild crazy

Wild crazy roses

Wild crazy roses

Wild dark crazy

Wild dark crazy

Have also done some spinning, well I have spinning a lot more then this baby alpaca & angora blend. But it was the time to take the photos 😛

Baby alpaca & Angora

Baby alpaca & Angora

On the spinning wheel right now it is merino&tencel from Chameleon colorworks fiber of the month, I am also finish with the Bamboo caribbean that May want to buy to here daughter. I am taken it with me this evening to see if she like the finish product. After spinning 100% bamboo, I definitely tell you that it will not be my favorite fiber to spin having it as a blend I love the bamboo, but not pure bamboo.

Doe I knit? Yes, I doe, but forget to take photos, bummer 😀 The Pretty as a Peacock shawl I am finish I am halfway in Chart E. But then I got distracted because a certain DVD came in the mail box; Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Baby Surprice Jacket. So know I am knitting my first BSS, will take photos soon, promise, lol.

Baby Surprice Jacket.

Baby Surprice Jacket.

And they who have told that EZ pattern are a little bit difficult to understand, for a first time knitter of here pattern, they have right. Without this DVD and this excellent website, I could not have knitted this jacket without the help. Ore well, I am not finish yet, so we can talk about that issue when I am finish 😛

I have forgot to blog about my wonderful swap packet I got from Peggy, my secret pal in the Hush Hush Handspun Hootenanny:

HHHH swap packet from Peggy.

HHHH swap packet from Peggy.

There was the book Color in spinning by Deb Menz, this is a book I have wanted to buy for a long time, so guess who was very happen :o))
A 3 play handspun of 67% wensleydale and 33% merino, is it so soft and wonderful and wow 3 gorgeous Alpaca 85% and Tussah silk 15% batts that’s Peggy write she has carded herself. It is sooooo sooooft :o)

Thank you so much for this wonderful packet Peggy :o)

I also got a new spindle bag, that Lises has been so wonderful to make for me 😀

Spindle bag by Lises design

Spindle bag by Lises design

More hand dyed tops

I have made a new banner to HK Spindles & Fiber:

Photos of some of the new hand dyed tops and handspun yarn I have in the shop:

La Plata – Pagoda:

Merino 16 mic – Pagoda

New Zeeland lamb – Forrest fruit

New Zeeland Lamb – Oceanic

New Zeeland lamb - Oceanic Two
New Zeeland lamb – Oceanic Two

Optim - Clown Land
Optim – Clown Land

Optim - Velvet Dream

Optim - Velvet Dream

Tussah silk and fine Wool - Grape Wine

Tussah silk and fine Wool - Grape Wine

I have also been spinning, problem is that when I have sign up for to different swap with both shall have 4 oz of hand spun yarn and I change my mind and begin with some new fiber/colors. Then the time is beginning to run away from me, so this weekend I have to decied what fiber/colors I am going to spin 😛

Lace angora

Lace angora

Merino 16 mic spun on one of my Bossie spindle

Merino 16 mic spun on one of my Bossie spindle

I have more handspun yarn finish, but see know that I have forgot to taken photos of them. More updates will come later 😀

But I can show you the lovely parcel I got from my pal from The Spindle Addict swap I am member of, it is one of the Ravelry swap group.

Spindle swap parcel from Lisa

Spindle swap parcel from Lisa

The spindles is from Cascade, Mount Shuksan 1,15 oz spin beautiful have of course already spin with it. Beautiful wool roving in red and purple colors from Smoky Mountain Fibers. Yummie, dark organic chocolate and a lovely Footbridge – handmade shea butter lotion, Lisa write that they are produced from the same area she live. There was also some magnets in the parcel, some of the most famous 4 buildning in the world.

So the choloate are eaten, surprise – lol. My hands and feet are so soft, and the scent so lovley from the lotion and the spindles are in use, what more can a spinner wish for :o)

Thank you so much for this lovely packet, Lisa. I love all of it – thank you 😛

Wool arrived and dyeing fiber.

Since I thought it would be boring to just sell white and finished dyed fiber, I started to dye again. Here is 5 tops I dyed, it is 2 tops with Falkland, 2 tops with BFL and 1 tops with Optim. The last one I am not satisfied with, since the Optim was not dyed in the middle.


Winter Berry – Falkand tops


Winter Land – Falkland tops


Berry – BLF tops


Grape – BFL tops


Spring – Optim

Except for the Optim, they other hand dyed tops will be put out for sale when my web shop is up and running, hopefully soon. But Beau are excused, hi and Allena got a new family member June 18 😛

Today there come also in wool, a lot is white since I will sell hand dyed fiber. Have fun looking at the photos 😀


Grey merino.


Mohair.


16 and 18 mic merino, yummie.


Wensleydale, La Plata and Tussah&Wool.

Merino&Mulberry and Merino&Tussah.


Space fine merino.

Here is the 2 drop spindle Allena send me, it is a gemstone and a wooden one she make. I will have this for sale in my shop also.


Gemstone spindle the yarn is spun from a batt Allena send me.


Wooden spindle from Allena, I used that one to spin and ply the yarn.

Creative blogger.

I have got a award from Dolci, thank you so much. Creative blogger, so now I have to write a little bit to show that I have been creative 8)

But first I have to give this award further to 4 other, this is so difficult. Since there is so many wonderful creative blogger around in the blog world. So therefore I give this award to all your creative blogger.

I have been spinning up the Corridale I bought from Spinnvilt, BFL&Sherino from Allena, angora&cashmere, merino&cashmere, angora and BFL. Since all of this skeins was white, I decided to doe some dyeing 😛 Some of this skeins are spun on my Little Gem II and the rest on the drop spindles.

The skeins are hanging to dry.


Wool: BFL&Sherino from Allena
Weight: 288 gram / ap. 10 ounce.
Length: 414,83 m / 453,67 yards
WPI:17
Dyed with Wilton’s

Wool: Corriedale from Spinnvilt.
Weight: 100 gram / ap. 3,5 ounce.
Length: 167,63 m / 184,33 yards
WPI:20
Dyed with Wilton’s and easter egg dyes.

Wool: Angora&Cashmere 3 ply.
Weight: 72 gram / ap. 2,5 ounce.
Length: 161,24 m / 176,33 yards
WPI:27
Dyed with Easter egg dyes.

Wool: Angora 100%
Weight: 141 gram / ap. 4,9 ounce.
Length: 410,87 m / 449,33 yards
WPI:29
Dyed with Wilton’s black.

Wool: Merino & Cashmere
Weight: 36 gram / ap. 1,3 ounce.
Length: 145,70 m / 159,33 yards
WPI:29
Dyed with Wilton’s black.

The lace socks are finised, my first english pattern; Fiber Trends – Lupine Lace sock pattern.

I have also finally started on Pretty as a Peacock Shawl, this is my first lace shawl. English pattern and not the most easy on, so I wonder what I am thinking on and to be honost. I have already knitted wrong two times, I thought I was finish with chart B. Then I was missing 5 stictes and took up a lot of rows, then I started again. But when I check the pattern, I so that something was wrong and yes, oh dear. I had began on the wrong row, so I just had to take up all the rows and start again from row 46. But know I have control again :mrgreen:

Wish me good knitting luck on my following journey 😛

Here is the Merino&Silk blend from Fiber fleece artist I bought from Garnkorga in Sweeden, the quality for that price is not worth it. The wool had felted a little bit so it was small neps in and therefore I am not satsfied over the quality. Here is the photo of the yarn.

Oh, I almost forgot to write about the most important news, I have got a new drop spindle. A Kundert Birdseye Maple, Wenge, Zebra on Walnut Whorl, I love it. Despite of the weight, it is 1 oz it don’t feel so heavy at all. It is in very good balance and spin forever, I have got a new spindle in my favorite collection.

And some secret news; HK Spindles & Fiber what is that? Stay tune more will come soon 😆