Sunday, September 23, 2007

Spinning Into Fall

This is an amazing tapestry that was an entry at the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival this year. All of the yarns were dyed with plants. Isn't it gorgeous and inspiring?

A gratuitous photo of my Hemlock Ring Blanket, in natural light(finally)!

My new toy!
I purchased this Clemes and Clemes wheel from a woman named Sonya on Craiglist (the best way to shop and the only way I could afford to get into spinning). Sonya bought this wheel new in the 70's and it has been used and loved but she moved on to a newer wheel and the Clemes and Clemes has found a new home with me.
I have never spun before and need to do a little research and give the wheel a bit of TLC before I start. Fall is here and I look forward to many cozy nights of spinning while the hubby studies.

Of course I picked up some magnificent roving at OFFF. Wish me luck with my new hobby!

I started a second Hemlock Ring Blanket yesterday in Cascade Eco Wool 'Mocha'. It is much easier with stitch markers. The Eco wool in natural colors is much finer and softer than the dyed Eco Wool + of the last HRB. Pedro modeled the HRB, much to his displeasure.


Neuroknitter said...

Congratulations on the new wheel! It's lovely! I looked for you at OFFF, but no see! I hope you had fun!

I can't wait to see some spinning show and tell!!

Pedro is too cute!

Stella said...

That is just too exciting. How are you liking spinning?? I got myself a drop spindle and some roving at OFFF, but haven't given it a try yet.

Jenger said...

I found your blog at the Clemes group. I hope you enjoy yours as much as I enjoyed mine. I bought mine broke in Oklahoma, restored it, and sold it to a woman wanting to learn to spin that needed it more than I did. I hope to make it to OFFF next year. I just moved to Montana and most of the fam is in the Portland area.