Friday, October 21, 2011

Handspun Friday - River Rock

Some time ago, I got this fiber as a gift from Preita. I was able to pick it myself from her Etsy store (doesn't seem to exist anymore).

By Hand Fibers 100% Polwarth 4oz - River  Rock

River Roch - Polwarth - 4oz

I loved all the colors in it, and how it turned out spun up. It was a little hard to work with, pre-drafting was in order, but in the end it all worked out fine.

River Rock-Polwarth-chain plied-330yds

chain plied - ~ 330yds

Thanks, Preita!

River Rock-Polwarth-chain plied-330yds

Yesterday a little box was in my mail box, from Germany. Look what was in it! Lovely 100% Alpaca, dyed and sent by Bea . There was some chocolate and Toffee too, but it never made it to the photo shoot. The colors are lovely, and this is going to go next on my spinning wheel! Thank you so much, Bea!

100% Alpaca, gift from Bea
100% Alpaca

Bea has many wonderful designs on ravely, one is this spinning bag, which I'm supposed to test knit. Bea has graciously given me time as long as I needed to get it done. I really want to have one of those bags, but it's a little daunting.
It's been really rainy and dark here the last few days. The pups do what's best in this situations - sleep.
sleeping Maggie
sleeping Maggie - she's changed position on the towels - she's so sweet when she's sleeping

sleeping Happy
sleeping Happy - my sweet boy, highlighted in a low sun beam (obviously this photo was taken on a sunny day)

snoring Denny
snoring Denny

They all like to sleep in the open crate during the day at some point. Here he's pressed his nose into a weird position, which made him snore like he's afflicted with sleep apnea.

There it is again, the next weekend coming up! Hope you are all having a good one!



Freyalyn said...

Lovely pup photos and lovely yarn! Happy in the sun is particularly good. Have a great weekend yourself.

knottygnome said...

i love the earthy neutral colors and that alpaca is gorgeous!

Heidi said...

Can't wait to see that alpaca spun up!!! Sleeping pups are sweet!

momsue84 said...

Nothing sweeter than our pups when they sleep. I just want to kiss each one on the snoot! Have a good weekend!

monica said...

Your spinning is always sooo pretty! The sleeping pups are so adorable, they make me want to cuddle with them.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Both those fibres are lovely.

I want to take a nap with the pups!

Sharon said...

I love your yarn and your pups. In my next life I will spin yarn and get the kind of yardage you get - and I might even consider getting a dog. :)

2paw said...

Maggie is such a darling and very sweet and Happy is looking wonderful with the light shining on him. Poor Denny's nose, dogs do sleep in the strangest positions. The Labradors snore too!!! Hope you all have a great weekend too. That spinning bag is very pretty!!

Virginia G said...

Gorgeous fiber and yarn.

And such cute pups. :)

Silvia-Maria said...

Hallo,so liebe Fotos und wunderschöne Arbeiten machst du!
Liebe Grüße aus dem Waldviertel

PixelatedMushroom said...

lovely :)