Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Hanks, gifts and goodies

 A little late, but as promised the glamor shot of May's fiber.  This was four ounces of merino in the color way of Sunflowers that I got from Clover Leaf Farms.  I did a two ply on my spindle and ended up with 128 yards of worsted weight yarn.  I tried to spin it up thinner than I usually do and was very pleased with the outcome.  Last I knew, Michael wanted me to make him a hat with this hank so that is probably what will become of it.

 For June, I decided to spin up some wool from Spinner's Hill that I got at my favorite lys.   I, again, did a two ply and ended up with 146 yards of worsted weight yarn.  I hear that the more experience you have spinning, you spin finer and that seems to be what's happening to me.  From the picture the singles look thin and thick but the WPI does not lie!  I'm not sure what I'll be making with this but I'll be doing research on that when I find a moment.  I was thinking of a hat or mittens.  The color changes are going to be wicked cool, me thinks.  Since this didn't have a name for the color, and going with my Beatles theme for unnamed fiber, I have dubbed this hank, Lovely Rita.  I need not explain why.

The next part of this post has pictures of some great baby gifts that I received from fellow Ravelers  with whom I am in a reading group.  My friend Denise, coordinated a care package to be sent to me and the baby.  Angelo and I received gifts from all over the world including Germany, Canada, and even Estonia!

Yarn to make this

2 hanks of Noro yarn - Ang won't mind if I use it...

Soft, little book and body butter straight from Germany

Tea and booties from Estonia!

Lovely blanket, sweater and booties from an even lovelier friend
Thank you again for the thoughtful gifts.  I was definitely moved and thankful that Ravelry has me connected with such kind people.

1 comment:

  1. Your spinning continues to get better and better - love these two most recent spins!

    And you are very welcome, my friend. :)