Friday, December 27, 2013

And It's Friday!

Like all of you, I have been really busy with the Christmas Festivities.  Family coming in from afar, and Christmas Eve service at the Church, family dinner and play dates galore!  Before you know it it's Friday, and time for another post!

About a month ago, when Interweave had a lot of video's,  oop's I mean DVD's on sale, I bought several.  One of them was "Spinning for Lace" by Margaret Stowe.  She spins Merino wool, and she spins it very fine.  She has been doing it for years and years, and the video was fascinating to watch, and while at last count I have 10+ fleeces in the stash, I do not have any Merino on hand, so I couldn't put any of her advice to use.

Christmas day however, guess what I found in my stocking?  Right, it is some Malabrigo Nube, which is 100% Merino wool combed top. (I didn't know they had fiber as well as beautiful yarns!) The colorway is tonal blues and purples, just lovely!

 With all the family still in town, I will not be able to watch the video again for awhile, and I want to finish up a couple of the fleeces I have in progress before I start something new. (Right!?)  We will see if I can pull that one off!

Until next time, Happy Spinning and Weaving, Tina


LA said... lovely. And, I bet that it feels just like heaven! You'll have fun with that one!

Maggie said...

Those are definitely your colors! You always make me think spinning is a lot less dull than I normally think it is!

Rachel Berry said...

I was lucky enough to take a couple of classes with Margaret when she came to England many years ago in 1993. She's a lovely lady, just like in the DVD. Happy New Year Tina.