Oh! Tour de Fleece

We are in the heat of Tour de Fleece! Love seeing picture after picture of handspun awesomeness at  Flickr and Instagram.

I am not participating in the official Tour. I am just doing my thing...which is keep on spinning for a large project. There is something so beautiful and delicate about fiber in its natural colorway. It is also very relaxing to spin as one does not have to worry about color sequencing, striping or pooling. And then is nice to have a second wheel for when color is needed to spice up things.

Fiber: Coopworth. Intersted in how the sheep looks like? Click here for a picture.

Liv: a cardigan

There is not a design from Carrie Bostick Hoge, of Madder, that I do not like. My current work in progress is Liv --a lovely light, open cardigan. The pattern is part of Madder's Anthology 2: Simple Preasures. It can also be purchased as a single pattern on Ravelry.

Sometimes I fail to read the pattern entirely before casting on. No wonder why I experienced some hiccups with "at the same time" instructions. There is nothing complicated with the design. One must pay some attention at the raglan and center increases. Pattern page: here.

On this holiday weekend, I have been cuddling with my family, eating delicious food and trying new beers. 

Beer tasting: Ybor Gold Amber Lager distributed by Florida Beer Company and Estrella Damm, brewed in Barcelona, Spain and distributed by Damm S. A.

Stash with moderation

My newest wool is from Boho Chic Fiber Co. It was my first time buying from this dyer. I was pleasantly surprised by the super fast shipping, nice packaging, cute note and coherent branding. Love supporting small business that have their act together!

Yarn: 75% SW Merino, 25% Nylon, 460 yards, Fingering weight

Possible patterns: High Plains Drifter or Graphic Kerchief

Fiber: Merino, Mohair and Silk Noils, 2 oz.

Enhancing the wool collection doesn't get old! As with everything, self control is key. Stash with moderation.