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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Hey, Maybe I Should Have a Giveaway...

A Cat in a Box! Who doesn't want one of those?! Just say MEOW in the comments, and she's all yours! Add a few purrrrs, and you can have the cat doing the photo-bombing in the upper right hand corner.

Just kidding. Molly Cat not available. But since I am so lucky to be living close to the West Friendship Fairgrounds, site of the fabulous yearly Sheep and Wool Festival, I thought I'd share some of my happiness.

2 ounces of alpaca/wool/angelina, by Little Barn, inc.

(Clematis not included)

Also, four handmade stitch markers.

The recipient will be decided next Friday in a random drawing by a stranger I will accost on the street and ask to pull a piece of paper out of a jar. To enter this drawing, leave a comment in which you name your favorite color of Crayola Crayon ...and write it in all caps with an exclamation point: CERULEAN! for example. That way I won't inadvertently draw the name of a non-spinner for the giveaway. So, get out that crayon box and choose a crayon!

Here's what I've been working on:

Spinning the merino I bought at Sheep and Wool.

Er, let me try this without Edgar Cat in the picture.


THERE. I'm going to do a 2-ply of each color.

These are my favorite Zebisis spindles. I adore them. They are just the right weight for just about everything. 

Anyway ... here's what else I've been doing. Harvesting a ridiculous amount of chamomile. Everything in my herb garden survived the winter. So now it's barely into May, and I have enough herbs to last a few years. I've snipped off the flowers and I'm going to dry them for tea. I love chamomile tea ... so relaxing! It's like a sedative.

So that was my week! I have another 5.3k tomorrow (Friday) ... this one is sponsored by my workplace, and electronic devices are not allowed where I work, so there will be no pictures to share.

****update from work: I ran the 3.3 miles in 40:58. About a 12:24 pace. Now I'm ready to come home and drink wine and relax!****

I won't be blogging that one, but my friend has just written part two of her 1/2 Marathon adventure from this past St. Patrick's Day Rock-n-Roll 1/2 Marathon. So if you're interested, stop by and take a look!

Happy Fiber Arts Friday, all! Don't forget to stop by Andrea's!


  1. oooh, your spindles look lovely with the yarn on them. I am in search of a new spindle, I'll have to check out that brand. Again, I wish I could come to your festival. Everyone who has blogged about it has shared a fun event.

  2. Hello kitties! I could never give mine up either.

    Love that orange, amazing shine on it.

  3. OK, I'll bite. I do like CERULEAN!

    You have lots of chamomile...you are doing something right. I bought some starts of lavender and was told not to overwater (which I always do).

    Keep kitty out of that fiber!!

  4. AQUAMARINE! I would happily take the kitty in the box. Such a cutie! Your spindles are lovely and the yarn on them is gorgeous!

  5. I'm glad you had fun at the festival. It's definitely on my to do list. :-)

    There are so many beautiful colors, it's so hard to choose, but VERMILION is one of my favorites... and really fun to say.

  6. Wow, those are some beautiful fibers! I've been trying to make stitch markers from old jewelry without much success. The wires and posts behave so differently from yarn and needles.

  7. Orange fiber is awesome! Those spindles are beautiful, I want one. THISTLE if I have to pick just one...

  8. LOL My Samson does that all the time, even in plastic grocery sacks. If he can get in it he will. I really want to make him a little hidey hole out of foam and fabric, I know he'd love it. Beautiful fleece and yarn!


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