Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Wow. That went quickly.

Or at least it seemed to! That's right, I have burned through 20 pounds of merino top since January. And now I have to get more if I want to have stock for the Halifax Crafters show on December 4th and 5th.

I will be posting pictures shortly of all the luscious locks and top I have dyed int eh past two weeks. If you are going to the Spinners Retreat this weekend on PEI, Mimi from The Loop will have a bunch of my fibre (top and batts!) for sale.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

The UberMom Has Left the Building

The UberMom came for another visit, and yesterday we went on our fibre tour of the Annapolis Valley. We hit the Avonport Discount Centre for awesome quilting fabrics, then the Just Us! in Grand Pre, and then finally Gaspereau Valley Fibres! I accidentally bought supplies to make quilts at Avonport, like I needed another hobby! At Gaspereau I bought two bags of Indonesian Silk Cocoons! They are so beautiful, I will have to take pictures of them. They look like the golden ghosts of leaves. I'm very excited about them, I think I will try dyeing them like the Yarn Wench does.

It's been a busy few days with the UberMom--we also ended up at Michael's while she was helping me look for a davenport for my den. I bought a dolphin no-count cross stitch to do for my boyfriend for his birthday. He pretends to hate dolphins really vehemently, so we all give him dolphin things for his birthday. I really want to find him one of those cheesy fleece blankets with some dolphins on them this year, too. His serious gift is going to be a proper martini shaker.

A davenport (or FlipFlip as they are sometimes called) was finally acquired at Ashley Furniture Warehouse. It will be ready sometime in October. It is red because Red Is Best.

The UberMom left early this morning. While it was still cool in the house I made two loaves of banana bread for my tattoo artist because I have an appointment today. I must love him a lot, my house is inching up to sauna again. Ick.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The UberMom Cometh!

Yup, the UberMom is visiting, and we will hopefully hit up some fibre and fabric shops while she's here. Tangled Skeins, maybe Gaspereau Vally Fibres? LK is in the neighbourhood, and maybe we'll pop by The Loop, too. So much fibre, so little time!

In other news, I am dancing at Masq on Saturday the 22nd, and at Women Who Rock on June 5th, and it looks like there is a big Serpentine Circus show later on in June. So very exciting!

Also among the excitement is starting library school in the fall. Sweet ass. I'm going to be a kickin' librarian!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Gaspereau Valley Fibres...

This morning I was up bright and early to go on a field trip to the Annapolis Valley with my local spinning and weaving guild, ASH. Much fun was had on the ride down as I got to meet someone I hadn't met before, a sassy older Scottish lady who'd done a lot of travelling in her youth and had lots of interesting stories to tell. Our other travelling companion had also lived up north, and they both made me want to give it a try! Maybe after I finish my MLIS...

Anyway, Gaspereau Valley Fibres was lovely as usual, and I restrained myself and only spent $80, all on fibre for blending and spinning. I got 194g of delicious wool/silk top in sunny orange/yellow with a bit of chartreuse, and I bought 200g each of some beautiful fleeces--white and coloured English Leicester, and a beautiful dark Romney with delicious crimp that I think I will spin in the grease. Yum! We chattered and poked about in all the fibre and yarn and books, and played with the new Ashford Wild Carder drum carder, and then piled back in the vehicles to go Blomidon Inn for lunch. It was a great way to spend the morning!

I've been up to a lot of dyeing as well--I bought 20 pounds(!!!) of Merino top in January, and I've been dyeing a few pounds of it a week for sale at the next Halifax Crafters Market on April 17th & 18th, and also for sale at The Loop.

The first picture is to show you what 20 pounds of Merino top looks like...

Next up are of some of the top I've dyed, and a bit of fleece that reminds me of the Golden Fleece from the Greek myths of Jason and the Argonauts.