I just have to share this with other spinners!
Shelby of Spinning Awesome Good is having her first fiber club! I'm very happy about this, because I suggested it to her, and others thought it was a great idea too. I love her dyed flowers, and her very friendly attitude.
Read about the her new club here, and maybe you'd like to join her ravelry group as well. You could win her flowers, since she's having monthly draws if you post pictures of bought flowers, or the handspun yarn you made from them. Here's my first flower, and handspun yarn. So, this week we'll have Handspun Friday early. :o)
Here's a quick description of her fiber club:
"A three month themed subscription for your spinning pleasure!!! ♥
Fiber to include, merino/tussah, BFL/Tussah or Merino/Bamboo
1st months ~ Flowers (I will give you three choices TBA)
2nd month ~ Intuition, Dreamy, Moody
3rd month ~ You send me a picture of a color scheme and I will create a roving just for you!
If you are interested, send me (Shelby) a message and I will create a listing for you!"
This is 4oz BFL/Tussah in the colorway "Fairy Ring".
I wanted to spin it 2-ply and a little thicker. It turned out pretty good, and for the first time I didn't have any left over on one bobbin, because I actually did have left over singles, but wound it into a center pull ball, and plied it on to the rest of the yarn. I'll do that from now on, so nothing goes to waste. I don't know why I didn't do that in the past.
This is 2-ply yarn, 185yds. I thought I'd like to knit a cowl with it, since its soft and squishy.
This morning I noticed the first Lilly of the ones I planted out front, had opened up. It's the shortest of them all, but had her pretty blossom first. The others are taller and will open up soon. Isn't it pretty?
This is also from my front yard. Pretty Hydrangea. I have them in pink, and blue, but this might change with the PH level in the soil. We'll see next year what color they will be. I wont add anything to the soil. I like them no matter what color they are. I took the pictures in the morning, when it was still shady.