So lets begin with the spinning.
Here is some Merino from Crown Mountain Farms that I spun up. It is 2 ply and DK weight yarn. This merino is from Australia. I gifted this skein to my sister of Design Diva Susan . She is working on a project for it now.
Info from CMF:
Here is fiber also from Crown Mountain Farms. I love the dyeing that Haas does. He is an artist. This is Norwegian fiber (wool) from the fiber club. The color is called Mandala
Here is the description from CMF website.
Above is the Norwegian sheep. He is from Norway.
Below is the norwegian fiber spun up. I navajo plied it.
Spun to a heavy Worsted weight. I wish I had spun it thinner because it was hard to find a pattern to show off this beautiful fiber.
Knit into mitts. I was surprised how the colorway turned darker on me. I tried to mix up the dark and light as I spun but I guess I need more practice.
Also in this photo is the beginning of my watercolor/sketchbook. It is a Moleskeine.
With the left over yarn I knit this granny square. I love how the colors look like a watercolor painting. I only had enough yarn to crochet this one square.
Here is some Welsh Top. It is also from CMF. LOOK at the moss growing in my yard. I didn't plant it. I really love it. I love this fiber. It's coarse but rustic looking.
Info from CMF:
Here we have a perfect fiber for the spinner and felter - even the dyer. A staple length of over 3 inches and a micron count of 28.
Somewhere in 1860's on the South Island of NZ a new breed was created by crossing Merino dams with an english lincoln longwool sire.
A fabulous result for future generations. In 1902 the name Corriedale was given as the development started on the Corriedale Estate of Otaga.
In 1916 the first Corriedale Society was founded in Laramie, WY - USA.
Since then this breed spread throughout the world and adapted mostly in the Southern Hemisphere. From there we get our great fiber quality today.
This is a Corriedale sheep from New Zealand.
I'm still knitting.
This is a sock knit in Bugga yarn. I have turned the heel and I am decreasing the gusset. I have one more sock to go before Christmas.
I knit these mitts for my son in Idaho. I finished these in October for his birthday.
They are of 2 colors of Bugga yarn. They are my own pattern and very soft.
Still working on the Farrow scarf. It is of Malabrigo merino/silk DK. I only knit on it when I am in the car. Slow going. Kinda boring.
Still working on my Sprossling Sweater by Anne Hanson. I am using Bugga yarn. I love the colorway and the feel of the sweater. When I work on this sweater exclusely then I really make progress. I just get so distracted by my metal crafting and stuff like Christmas. Good stuff.
The Sprossling sweater has finished:
1. Back 100%
2. Left front 95%
3. Right front 0%
4. Two sleeves 0%
5. Button bands 0%
6. Seaming 0%
7. Washing and Blocking 0%
Why do I feel like I am almost done? I guess because the back is the largest piece of knitting and I am almost down with the left front.
I am going to knit the sleeves at the same time so that my tension is equal on both. My last sweater has a tight sleeve and a loose sleeve because I let my tension loosen on the 2nd sleeve. By knitting 2 at a time I will have the same tension. If I get loose then I will be loose on both sleeves.
I will wind up 2 cakes of yarn and knit the sleeves on my #5 - 3.75 mm needles. I'm not sure if I will use the straights or the circulars. Both will give me enough room for all the stitches. I'll use whatever floats my boat at the time. I am leaning towards the circulars.
So that is all in my fiber world. I am itching to cast on for the blankie that Christine is knitting. It looks so fun. I have a lot of left over yarn too.
I think I need to catch up on my projects before I begin something like this.
So now I will go and I will leave you with some photos of my Roses in Winter from my yard here in So. Calif.
This is BELLE STORY, a David Austin rose.
Here is THE PRINCE, a David Austin rose. The fragrance is so mmmm yummy
And here is PERFECT MOMENT, a hybrid tea rose. She is the whore with red panties in my yard. Very gaudy but she does grab your eye in the yard.