Friday, July 5, 2013

Fiberlicious acquisitions

Over the past few months, I have been buying a few fiber related things and having people hold them for me till I was able to collect them. So when I arrived last week, it was like Christmas.

First up, a gorgeous stole kit from Mary Scott Huff. Mary is a very talented fair-isle designer and put these together for a class at Madrona. You can see the finished stole in the blog post that I linked to. But here is the kit.
At some point I have to start knitting the kits I have collected. But I have the Swan pullover in China and will probably knit it this fall/winter.

Then I got a gorgeous Enid Ashcroft Tibetan spindle. The shop is empty because her spindles sell out in minutes. I lucked out and got this on a destash.
She is light but fast. I can't wait to spin on her!

And last but not least, a couple of braids of Fiber Optic's Swamp Muck gradient. I'll bet swamp muck has never looked so good. Someone on the Fiber Optic Ravelry group challenged Kimber with an inspiration picture of swamp muck and Kimber came up with this. I love the colors!
Finally, yesterday's progress on the Tour
I have spun a few more yards of singles since the photo was taken. I have decided that I like to spin a number of yards and then ply it all. It makes for more smooth plying and spinning because you get in a rhythm with each one.

1 comment:

Stitchmistress said...

MUST. GET. SWAMP. MUCK!!! That is simply a beautiful braid. Enjoy that!

Haven't had a chance to practice "ply on the fly" that you taught me, but I have a good memory, and when I am ready I will nail it.

Have fun with all of your new toys!