Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Dappled Shade

This colorway is so aptly named, it makes me happy inside.

This lovely braid of top from Miss Babs was a complete impulse buy since Miss Babs was one of the sponsors for Tour-de-Sock and there was a discount. It was a 'babbette' colorway meaning it was a one-off, not regularly produced, which are easy to fall in love with...like the Apple Blossom colorway or the Don't Stop one. So subtle and pretty!

I've apparently gotten hooked on this spin-a-little-bit-every-day thing and started spinning this Merino/bamboo/silk blend up almost as soon as I finished my Tour de Fleece skeins. I had no plan when I began, just enjoyed the feel of the silky-soft fiber in my hands, but now I've come up with an idea!

I'm going to make some art yarn with it! Specifically, I'm going to try a crepe yarn, like the ones featured above in this photo from The Spinner's Book of Yarn Design, which I wrote all about for one of my Inspiration Saturday posts. I have a bunch of merino/silk top that will pair nicely with the single I'm spinning now. Exciting!

In other news, today was the Fiasco's birthday. He unfortunately had to work all day (and it was a terrible day at work) so we only had a small bit of time to spend together. Then he conked out to Kermit the Frog singing "The Rainbow Connection" in Jason Segel's The Muppets. He might get old but I'm pretty sure he won't grow up. :)

Hope you're having a wonderful week! I'm hoping to catch up with blogs again soon. I'm linking up today with Sarah's spinning post at Crafts from the Cwtch, if you'd like to read more fiber-y goodness.


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