Saturday, June 2, 2012

After a short breather from the Indiana Fiber and Music Festival and the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival, we are going strong again.  I've worked on a couple of custom orders and helped dye the samples for Phat Fiber while Kaylina has been furiously working on making the batts and tagging the fiber to send off to Phat Fiber headquarters. 

Today we have been washing some sheep and alpaca fleece.  It's been slow going today so I am sure there will be many more days of washing.

I thought I'd share a couple of custom yarn orders I've dyed recently.

"Jamie" on Obsidian Fingering

"Ludo" on Granite Sock (yes, this yarn was inspired by Ludo on Labyrinth -- there will be a Labyrinth mini swap coming up soon on Ravelry and one of the swappers wanted yarn to represent Ludo)  She liked it so well she ordered 2 more.  I haven't pictures of those yet.

Almost forgot I spun this skein of handspun for a customer.  Kaylina dyed the fiber -- it is "Park Bench" on Polwarth. 

"Park Bench"

The theme for Phat Fiber's box this June is Ice Cream Social.  We had a gazillion ideas and changed our mind a million times.  We finally decided on "Strawberry Ice Cream".  This is a yummy mix of Superfine Merino and Cheviot.  Some of the batts have added sparkle and some have Wensleydale locks.  I absolutely love how the Superfine Merino and Cheviot blends together.  They work perfectly together.  I've been spinning a sample on my drop spindle and it is just wonderful!  I'll post pictures after I get a little more spun.  I'll be posting full size batts on Etsy soon.

"Strawberry Ice Cream"

Isn't this batt amazing.  Kaylina dyed it a couple of weeks ago and put it aside.  Last night she made it into a smooth batt.  It consists of Falkland, silk, bamboo, firestar and angelina.  I listed it on Etsy last night.  Although, if it doesn't sell soon, the temptation to spin it may overwhelm me! 

"Frosted Jewels"

Today, I also listed my popular Vintage Rainbow mini sets on Jasper Fingering.  They have been a hit on Granite Sock and I thought I'd see how they would be received on Jasper Fingering.

"Vintage Rainbow"

Thanks for taking a glimpse of our recent fiber adventures.  Off to wash more fleece!


  1. Beautiful photos and interesting to see the different fibers. You should set up your "follow me" soon so we can follow you :)))

  2. I love the writing and pictures! Welcome to the blog world!

    I'll follow you!

    1. Thanks! Y'know, ever since I read this comment yesterday, the song "I Will Follow You" by Ricky Nelson has been in my mind! Ha!

  3. Awesome, Clarissa! Can't wait to see what you post next!

  4. Congrats with you Blog Clarrissa. Wonderful dying, looking forward to see more

  5. This made me want strawberry ice cream!

  6. Absolutely lovely- great post!