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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Eye Candy Thursday

I finished Solace last night and it's soaking in warm water right now. I won't bore you with another picture until it's all dry. Instead, I'll share this. For months now, I've been seeing the Spunky Eclectic Fiber Club fibers on Sherie's blog. I finally decided to just go ahead and join already because I think it will be fun in several different ways:
  1. Fiber shows up once a month - this is always a good thing (and the price seems very reasonable to me).
  2. I don't know what fiber or what color I'll be getting until I get it. Surprises can be fun, and even if it's something that I wouldn't normally purchase colorwise, it might challenge me to figure out a way to use it or just get me out of my normal color rut.
  3. Since I figured out how to combine several smaller lots of fiber into a single yarn (like I did with the pale blue greens that are waiting to be plied), small batches of handdyed fibers can become more than just socks, shawls, hats and small accessories. Now they can be bigger projects, which really opens up possibilities for using them.

So the picture above is what I got yesterday for the November club fiber - Pie for Everyone! Love the name and it cracks me up that not only did she dye the roving to match all kinds of different pies (as well as chocolate cheesecake), it really works and I think it will spin up to be an interesting yarn. The fiber is Falkland which is a medium grade wool on the soft side. It has lots of bounce as well and can be used successfully for a wide range of project types, so while I have no definite plans for what I'll do with it, I can do lots of different things if I want to.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Marji said...

Funky colors! I am 54 years old and was always sort of ho-hum about my knitting -- probably because I was the only knitter I knew. I discovered the online knitting community and it has changed my life! (It involved something called MS3? hmmmmmm)

You know SO much about fibre and how it works and how you work with it. How did you amass all this knowledge?

2:06 PM  
Blogger Coco said...

OMG, I'm so going to have to sign up for the Spunky Fiber Club!! Thanks for writing about it. I hadn't heard of it before.

11:08 PM  
Blogger Sherie said...

Glad you liked the club fiber! I have not been disappointed in the Spunky Club fiber at all. I got mine yesterday and love it too. I even signed up for the "double dose." LOL

6:45 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

I wasn't aware of the fiber club either and just signed up. I am sure I will love it and may sing up for the double dose after a while. Thanks for alerting us.

12:40 PM  

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