I forgot to mention my birthday present!!! It's a Photo Studio in a Box!
It only comes with a blue or gray background, so I have the black and white one on order. The gray is a little dark for my taste. It's pretty stinking cool, see?? I need to get the wrinkle out of the background still. That's my Spunky Club fiber for September, Acadia. How did Amy know my favorite colors???? And just in time for my Birthday last week!
Speaking of Spunk Club, I can now show off the yarn I spun for my Swamp partner, Paper Tiger Knits Anne:
I think it could have been better, but then I always think my spinning could have been better. I like how the contrast came out. It's Merino/Tencel roving that I ran though the drum carder with some bright blue sari silk. We'll call it a Garnetted Barber Pole yarn.
I received this in return: There's chocolate, an old kitchen tool, batts from Poppy Flower Fibers, some CVM (yum!) and the handspun. Lovely three ply BFL in some of my favorite colors done with the fractal method. Perfect for socks!! They'll be the next pair I cast on, maybe. I have some rainbowish handspun for socks I did a whole back that's been itching to be done also.
Today I went to the Pomona Quit Sewing and Craft show. I went a couple years back and bought one of my favorite spindles, so I wanted to go back and see if I could find another. Luckily the lady was there again otherwise it so wouldn't have been worth $9 for parking and $7 for admission, since that was the only fiber arts booth. It's a Cascabeles Handspindle by Gabe Jaramillo, and it appears I'm lucky to have two, as he's not currently in production. Here's the new one: It's Koa wood with Australian Eucalyptus Burl and a Utah Cherry Shaft. 1.8 oz and 11 3/4" long. Lovely!! Lots of space to wind on, which I why I like my other one.
Off to knit! I'm trying to get some pink hats made up for Daily Fiber Yarn Co. They're selling them at Temecula's Race for the Cure.
Next week: Back to the dye pots. There's about 20 lbs of fiber waiting for me!!!