Scitchet Knits (and everything else)

My fiber friend Becky sent me these beauties. The yarn wants to be a shawl/shawlette. I already know what pattern I want to design for it.

I don’t know about the fiber yet. I have a few other spinning projects to do before I get to this.

I have two balls of vacation yarn that I need to send her.

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Thursday (4/3) was a day of boxes!  I got two from my mom and one from my fiber friend Becky who lives in Colorado!  All contained awesome things that you will be hearing about.  This is a sneak-peak.

Skeeter was very interested in what I was doing.

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Blueberry Parfait

  • 4.0 oz
  • 100% Polwarth wool

I’ve made fibercrack her own tag because I’m just gonna keep reblogging her stuff.  It makes me so happy.

Via Fibercrack

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This little cotton plant is alive!  I have had such bad luck with cotton plants.  Every year I’ve tried to plant them, we have had seriously strange weather.  Maybe this year this guy will survive.

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Hand dyed roving by me!  I’m fairly sure this is merino.  I used a spray bottle of grape Kool-Aid and a spray bottle of strawberry Kool-Aid and made stripes.

I put out some plastic wrap on the counter, sprayed my stripes, then loosely wrapped it up and put it in a glass jar that I put in a slow-cooker with water in it.  I let it steam for a day while I went to work.  Then I came home and hung it up to dry.

I can’t wait to spin this up, but I’m in the middle of two other spinning projects and I apparently don’t have enough bobbins for three different projects when two of them involve plying. 

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Phat Fiber box part 3!

Seriously, this box is loaded.

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Phat Fiber box part 2!

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This is my first Phat Fiber box (part 1)!!!!!!!  If you haven’t experienced a Phat Fiber box, it is a wonderful surprise of samples from all kinds of awesome fiber sources.

You should check them out. 

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Dark Clouds in Aquila is the astronomy picture of the day for June 29th.  This is the perfect inspiration for a beautiful fiber project.

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Spinning slightly felted fiber full of VM. ;(
What are your spinning challenges lately?

My major challenge is trying not to buy every pretty bit of fiber I see…

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Fiber Prep

So, I need to get this video/DVD, a set of real combs (not the dog combs I’ve been using), and like two months off to just play with fiber.

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This is some Corriedale.  I spun the blue/gray early last fall and did a sun-tea kool-aid dye on it.  It is actually the blue left over after dying a purple I used a while ago.  The yellow was spun a couple weeks ago and also sun-tea kool-aid died.  Then I plied the suckers.  I don’t ply very often, but I was in the mood.

This was spun on my Lendrum Original.

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Spinning!  This is my experiments with mohair.  In this fairly small skein, I used raw mohair and tried different ways of opening it (combing and carding), and different ways of drafting, and different ways of thinking about the fiber.  I have no idea what I’m going to do with this experiment, but I’m sure I’ll come up with something.

This was spun on my Lendrum Original.

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I REALLY hope that this kickstarter gets funded.  Only 5 hours to go.  If you are into fiber and/or art, check it out!

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Kickstarter - Written In The Stars: A Collection of Visual and Fiber Art

I really like this project.  I hope it gets funded.  Go check it out!

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