Monday, January 19, 2009

My new studio

I finally got around to fixing up my studio (spare bedroom) this weekend.  Wayne put a ceiling fan in and I hung my quilt wall.  I started unearthing all my bags of fiber and putting them into boxes.  I can't believe I have so much!  LOL  I guess I am a fiber addict for sure.  I bought a table to work on and I am continuing to move the fiber into the small bedroom for storage and the quilt supplies into the main room.  I have been doing a little bit of carding of my colored fibers and I did get my new wool picker delivered a week ago.  I like it OK although it's not as thorough as the Pat Green picker that Kathy has.  It does a pretty decent job on some things but I have not tried everything in it yet.  I need to do some more work with it and see how fast it processes things and what works best in it.  

I am happy to be back working in my fiber and have been spinning some amazing fiber that Leslie sent me.  It's 65% Angora, 10% silk, and 25% Fine Merino.  It is so beautiful and only has some small noils that I have to pick out as I spin because the Angora was way longer than normal.  But it's gorgeous and I should have enough for a shawl.  I think I got 337 yards out of 1 ball and I have 4 of them.  I spun it as a single and it should be great for a garter stitch shawl of some kind.  I imagine I'll find a pattern or make one in the Orenburg style like I did before.  

Well, it's bedtime.  More and pictures soon.