Shine's Thyme

Daily ramblings of a ridiculously happy housewife and mother. Come in and see how sweet life can be!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Twiddling My Thumbs

Well......not exactly, but....while I am STILL waiting on wedding pictures, thought I'd show some of the things I've been working on in between all the other life school, business things, housework, weddings...etc., etc. First of all, my latest project for my wheel. I found this super cool BFL and fell in fiber love:)

Isn't it gorgeous? BFL, for those that don't spin wool, is wool from a Bluefaced Leicester sheep.

Here, she lies on the floor as I examine her and try to determine "how" I'm going to divide her to spin.
As it turns out, I never did really come up with a plan and when you see the next photo, you'll probably agree that, that was not a great idea.
I thought I spun it all the same way, but as you can see from the two bobbins, I must have been mistaken, because they turned out completely different. However.....all was not lost because the end result was not all bad.

When I plied the two singles, they made a rather interesting yarn. I'm wondering if it will be self-striping?
Next.......I never mentioned it, but my sweet family bought me a wee little loom for Mother's Day:)
Here she is sitting all patiently waiting in her little box till I can somehow find the time to stain her and put her together and then...somehow, find a way to learn how to use her. Now....don't faint or fall out of your chairs, but ladies.....behold the amazing transformation you are about to witness.
First of all.... voila, she has her new body...all stained up with a gorgeous dark walnut.....and then....

All of a sudden, she has her warp on!!!

 Almost on correctly I might add:)
And now just look at that.......amazing I tell you!!!!!! Happened just like that....all in a matter of about 2&1/2 weeks:) Can't wait to put some of my newly spun merino on her and see what appears!!
Blessings sent your way sweet friends~~~Shine


Deborah said...

Beautiful Shine!
I love the colour you stained it.
You are such a talent...using all the gifts God has given you!

Deborah xoxoxo

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Wow, I'm really impressed. That looks awesome. I am a new follower.

Cindy said...

Can't wait to see your first project!

Delisa said...

Hi Shine, how wonderful! I loved this post and the pictures were great. The yarn came out just beautiful. Have a lovely evening ahead! Delisa :)