with all the frantic knitting excitement surrounding ~christmas on the farm~ i found myself in need of some time at my wheels. i started spinning some of amy's lovely wool/silk blend the day of the event, so i just kept going. as i was going along, i noticed that robin nistock had some roving titled: wine country, that would be perfect to ply with what was on my wheel. i wanted a pound, and since there was a titch more in the bag, i took the entire thing.... it just seemed right!
i wanted chunky, homespun yarn..... not sure what it will be ( i may stay on this boot topper craze)
i think the top picture is the better representation of color. it's grey outside, so all my photo's are dismal! while i was empting that wheel, i finally finished my rhinebeck roving.
last year i got the colorway in a merino/silk blend. this year i got it on my wheel and decided to use my new skill (from barbara perry's class) and plyed it with thread. i love it! it let me keep the long bands of color, but made it a two ply that will increase my options for a finished product.
the last set of boot toppers. these are a gift so i was anxious to finish them up. now back to my regularly scheduled projects.
a married mom of two. i live in a big, old house that has been a huge adventure to restore. we live in a small village in the fingerlakes region of new york. i started knitting in 2003 and my spinning adventure began in 2007. i work part-time during the school year and provide home based education to my kids. we have two pups who show a deep love for my wooliness.