Weekend plans

I am ready to ply my first ever three-ply yarn. The fiber was a souvenir from a recent road trip. Bought it from Northwoods Farm in Inman, South Carolina. 
As a self taught spinner, I rely heavily on the "webs" for instruction/demos. These are fabulous plying resources:
Sometimes I wish nothing more than to take my knitting/spinning endeavors to a secluded area--where I can enjoy my music, breathe fresh air, and indulge in some kind of bbq lunch.
With the temperatures averaging the 30-40's, looks like I will have to ply the yarn inside my home--with the dirty laundry starring at me.

(Edited to correct farm name)

Graceful and Beautiful

I am super excited to spread the word about a noble fundraiser. The talented Maria Yarley, from Elegant Economy, will donate 100% of the post-pay pal/printing proceeds of "Graceful Pullover" pattern to a family in need. You can read about Maria's inspiration and the cause in the pattern page (here).

Photos credits (left to right): Graceful Pullover from pattern page (copyright Misi Photo); Copper Corgi "Pirouette" fingering yarn (from Copper Corgi Etsy Shop); Graceful Pullover from pattern page (copyright Misi Photo)

The pattern comes in girls sizes ranging from 2-10. The pullover is constructed flat, button up. I adore the yarn on the sample; it is fingering weight from Copper Corgi in "Pirouette" - a color way specifically designed for this pattern.

Please consider supporting this cause. Perhaps is the perfect opportunity to try out Copper Corgi's  yarns. Her yarns and fiber are pretty darn beautiful!

Hope you are having a great week!

Shiny new handspun!

I am so happy to finally have the time (and energy) to show this blog some love!

While on blogland hiatus, I indulged in "free spirit" spinning. The kind of spinning that involves letting the wool be as happy as it wanted to be. No plans, no heartbreaks.

On the basket, from left to right: Unwind Yarn Company BFL in Sanibel, Knitty & Color Merino (no color name) and Julie Spins Wensleydale in Starry Nights.

I really, really enjoyed spinning the long staples of Wensleydale. And, the color work from Julie Spins is beyond amazing. It bled quite a lot but the many washes are all worthy. That skein is one of my all time handspun favorites. Can't wait to get my hands in another top or possible skein from Julie Spins...