Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Spinning and Etsy

Well, the biggest news of the day is that I made my first Etsy sale!!!!!!!!!!!! One of my favorite bloggers, Heather, has purchased two skeins from me and made my day! :) She is sure to create something magically beautiful with them, and I can't wait to see!

Shop news- We have some vendors contacting us now and we are still researching all the yarns out there and trying to make decisions about what we will be stocking initially. This is really fun, but also a bit overwhelming! There are so many awesome knitting gadgets, yarn, fiber, and spinning wheels out there...We are going to be working on construction this next week and will have pictures every step of the way. We can't wait!

I have been focusing on my spinning for the past few days and have a pretty bobbin to show for it. I am spinning this gorgeous fiber and would love to make this a fingering weight 3 ply. I think that a 3 ply handspun has such depth and variance of color, it's wonderful! I know that I won't have enough of the fiber that I am using now, but I will be dyeing a complimentary colorway and use that as 1 ply. By the way, my charming wheel is a Lendrum double treadle. We call her Whisper Wind because she hums along so silently and sleekly, what could be better?!

Here are the pictures of the fiber as it is before spinning-


Angelika said...

I love the way it turns out. You sure have a talent with colors and your spinning looks great. Yummy.

Amy said...

Love the new blog! You make such beautiful yarn too!

June said...

Gorgeous Ashley!

Suzanne said...

Love this color! Can't wait to see more of your work.