Houseguest

Because she loves me, my knitting buddy left this at my house.

That beauty there is an Ashford Traditional. I am so excited I think that I might fly out of my skin at any moment.

The next time you see this fiber, it will be in a very different form.

There goes my day!

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Stash Enhancement on a Monthly Basis

I am a sucker for subscriptions. In the past I have had subscriptions for coffee, tea, history books, children’s books, homeschooling curriculum, movies, music, and anything else I could subscribe to. I love getting packages in the mail – it is like getting gifts on a regular basis (even though I know I am paying for them). So, it is only obvious that I should, being the fiberholic that I am, subscribe to yarn, too.

Family Pendragon Yarns has a large selection of clubs to choose from and I had a hard time choosing just one. So I chose two. The fiber for April is called “Miss Giraffe” and I got the 80/20 merino superwash/silk top. It is positively scrumptious.

Like I said, I couldn’t choose just one, so I am also subscribed to a yarn club of the same-

That is 70/30 merino/sea silk in DK weight in Miss Giraffe with 2 oz of violet trim. Yum

I also subscribed to Mosaic Moon‘s fiber club. The April shipment is called Blue Louvre and is a 75/25 BFL/Silk roving.

Yep, I love subscriptions. And yarn clubs are the best kind!

Spinning With Baby V

I haven’t been spinning much since all that yarn came in a few weeks ago, but fiber has been coming in, too. Like this gorgeous braid from theĀ Cosymakes Falkland Fiber Club. She calls it “Fantastic Mr. Fox”.

Plus, that gorgeous spindle from Wildcard Fiber Arts came in as well and I have been trying it out on the mystery fiber that was included in the box (I need to find out what this is because it is absolutely heavenly). This spindle is really tiny, but it spins beautifully and looks gorgeous in my yarn cabinet.

So, I decided that I need to finish plying what’s on my spindle. This is what my morning looked like:

I’ve got 4oz spun and plied now hanging to dry. I will tell you all about it tomorrow, complete with pictures.