I am both happy and sad to say that school will start very soon. I must therefore return to work. But, before I end my summer of fiber fun, I must share some updates on my knitting and spinning!
Here is a photo of the tam that I will enter into the county fair at the end of the month. The pattern is Flower Love, Fair Isle Tam. I used a skein of varigated acrylic yarn to do the fair isle. So, it is really faux isle, but, I love how it came out.
I also will enter this lovely beaded purse. The pattern was Beaded Bags by Valerie Bracegirdle. I used a gift skein of medium weight Socks that Rock in the Cockeyed color way. And yes, I had to string all of those beads. But, it was worth it, right?
I have also started an Etsy shop! Stop by the shop and graze. I hope you like it! Go to http//www.etsy.com/shop/thenappyewe to check it out!
Spinning you say? Well, I have finished the last of my Cicero fleece! I am just letting the plied skein rest before I set the twist. I have also finished a skein of BFL that I named Crown Jewels. This skein, and my first skein of Cicero are on display in my shop.
Here is a peak at the Crown Jewels!
I have also done some fiber swapping with Sherrill of the Belle of the Ball Podcast. She sent me som BFL fleece, and I sent her some Cicero (leicester longwool fleece). That was my first time trading, and I truly enjoyed it!
Finally, to finish off my summer of fiber and knitting, I will attend Stitches Midwest on Aug. 26th-27th. I will take 2 classes this time, along with attacking the market place. I've made plans to have dinner with friends too! Shear joy!
Well, until the next time, God Bless and keep knitting.
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