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Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Finished Object Fiber Arts Friday!

This little guy came to appreciate my new fence and approve of my garden.




He also pooped on my rosemary.










I finished the Wisteria Arbor Shawl ...

Made from hand-spun merino that I purchased from Pacific Wool and Fiber.   I believe this is 8 oz. worth of fiber, color Mojave. Very soft and extremely warm! Makes me want to go order a pound or two in another color, but I shouldn't do that ... because in just 36 hours, I'll be dancing naked through the West Friendship Fairgrounds, waving alpaca and merino around like banners --

Uhhh ... never mind that. 

I need to block the shawl still, and I need to do a really really good job, because it needs to be a lot bigger. The neck curls, too. That seems to be my perpetual problem!

Here is a close up (inexplicably, this changes the color)



Some merino on the bobbin...I was on an Alpaca roll at the beginning of the year, then BFL, now I've switched to merino. I wonder what I'll be most attracted to at MS&W?


I don't think I ever blogged this incident, did I? It happened a month or so ago. I sat down at my wheel to finish some BFL and the brake band broke. It was a Sunday afternoon, and I was horrified ... but if you'll look at the picture above this one, I fixed it with some red cotton yarn. It's not a permanent fix, but it'll do till I find the spare, or buy a new one!

And for those of you who read my last post, from yesterday, and have noted that 24 hours ago I said I would be at MDS&W in 40 hours ... well, I warned you all I was bad with maths!

17 comments:

  1. Have a wonderful time at festival! Take lots of photos! I'm in major envy right now.

    I love the shawl and I can't wait to see it blocked. I know you will conquer the curling.

    Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

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  2. Are you exhibiting or just shopping like the rest of us? I think we'll be there on Sunday. If you have a booth, e-mail me where you'll be and I'll stop by to say 'hi'! :)

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  3. Beautiful! And your spinning looks awesome.

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  4. Happy Fiber Arts Friday! Your little birdie made me have good thoughts of spring, which we may actually get some of, next week, I hope. Your shawl is a beautiful color and the pattern is quite interesting. I've had a brake band disaster or two in the past year and I use quilting thread, it's polished finish helps it to hold up longer and it doesn't stretch like other threads.

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  5. Hmmm... running naked waving alpaca banners. Sounds like an interesting time. have fun!

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  6. Cute bird picture on your new fence. We just had a hugh buck in our front garden just about 20 feet from our living room. I tried to sneek and get my camera but when I came back he saw me and ran off.

    Your shawl if beautiful and I hope you have good weather form MS&W. I've not had a change to check them out yet. Have a great time!

    Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

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  7. I'm looking forward to seeing that shawl blocked.

    Enjoy the wool festival. I'm looking forward to hearing about your escapades, however you have my permission to leave any photos of frolicking behind. ;-)

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  8. Have fun, spend lots, you can spend my share too, since I wont be going. I'm looking forward to living vicariously through you, so I'm hopeing you spend tons and take lots of pictures! (How's that for enabling!)

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  9. The shawl looks so beautiful. I love the color change. Sorry to hear about your wheel, but great you found a temp fix. :) Have a great time at the festival.

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  10. Yay, yarn! The shawl looks great, I'm curious to see how it will look blocked out. Enjoy MDS&W! I wish I was close to, well, any of the huge fiber festivals.

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  11. Now that I'm halfway across the country from Maryland S&W, I wish I'd know about it back when I lived in Baltimore! I hope you have a lovely, lovely time and that you don't bankrupt yourself when you see all the fiber at the festival :-)

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  12. Wow your knitting is beautiful!! Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog..going to have a nose at your other posts :)

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  13. I love the colors in your shawl, they're amazing. I've never been to a fiber festival and I feel so deprived. Have lots of fun for me, k?

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  14. That shawl is gorgeous, I love the rich berry tones and the pattern looks both elegant and squishable.

    Your spinning looks awesome, too, and have a fantastic time at Sheep & Wool! :)

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  15. Lovely shawl! I'm sure it will block out beautifully. Have fun at MDS&W. I will think of you enviously since I have to work all weekend, otherwise I would be there myself.

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  16. Your shawl is so pretty, the colour is wonderful. Have fun at the festival.

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