Monday, October 03, 2011

yarn and a gift

Two if By Hand Superwash Merino
I finished spinning my superwash merino from Two if By Hand. I ended up with 482yds/120g of fingering weight 2ply, spun longdraw, soaked and thwacked to finish. this yarn will eventually be a baby sweater for Nicole.
Two if By Hand Superwash Merino
a few weeks back Spicy and I went to the Finger Lakes Fiber Festival. We had a nice time and i got a good many things but unfortunately my insane cat Ellie chomped down on my unattended bag of goodies so everything looks like a mess. i got some fiber: polwarth, superwash merino/tencel, shetland; some yarn: cormo, alpaca; and a new russian spindle.
Two if By Hand Superwash Merino
i also got this gorgeous handcrafted sapele wood niddy noddy from Millpoint Emporium as a gift from Spicy. I have been searching for a new niddy noddy for a long time. The one i've been using for the duration of my spinning career is a craptacular PVC version that came with my babe spinning wheel. It's 1 and 2/3 yards, which is about the dumbest length i can come up with for a niddy noddy. i specifically wanted one that is 2 yards to make calculating length easier and this vendor was the only one who carried the right size. it doesn't hurt that it's beautiful either. i love it and it's so nice to have a niddy noddy that doesn't warp when i use it. i admit it--i'm a bit spoiled, but it's wonderful to have someone who supports my craziness craftiness.

6 comments:

  1. Both the niddy noddy and the handspun are stunning! It was so sweet of Spicy to get you such a practical gift.

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  2. I always kind of forget that you're in the same general area as me!  I was thinking about going to the Finger Lakes festival... but Rhinebeck is occupying my mind 24/7, so I decided to do homework instead.  I'm glad you didn't post a ton of goodie photos, I might've regretted the decision!

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  3. That is a gorgeous niddy noddy! I had one of those unfinished Ashford ones to start, but it was also a weird length and not very pretty, so one day I decided to treat myself and ordered a two yd. Kromski niddy noddy. It makes the yarn look so much prettier!

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  4. you lost me at niddy noddy, i need to learn to knit and i am sure everything would come into focus for me.  i do love that yarn though.  so so pretty!

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  5. I've often wondered why KNs aren't decent even countable lengths. 
    Are you doing Rhinebeck this year?  (I can't remember if you've said or not).

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  6. Madam Butterfly10/05/2011 03:56:00 PM

    Cool photos!

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