Friday, 31 October 2008

Soft soft soft....ohhhhh

Soft soft soft just like the the title of this post says. In this update we have some brightly coloured corriedale that have been dyed with fireworks in mind. I love this time of the year but my doggies dont :0( As Bonfire Night gets closer and more fireworks go off I end up with three, very beautiful but not small, border collies sitting on my knee all at once. Its quite a sight how they all fit on.
We also have some oatmeal BFL too. Now this is the bees knees. It is incredibly soft. I want to build a big nest of it and stay wrapped up until spring. I don't keep much back just for me because I would end up buried in fibre but this stuff...oh...ahhh I've got some for me. I'm thinking a Koolhas hat. Hand spun and cables is there anything better?

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

A little late...





Its a photo filled post because I didnt post about the previous two updates so Im catching up now. Bad Blogger :0(
We have shetland......
We have falkland.......
And we have Spinners Sets........ (crowd goes wild).
Me well Im a falkland girl through and through and have kept one of the braids to spin myself. Its in the plie and on the list so keep posted because I will be posting a photo in about....say maybe.......5 years from now. Yes my spinning list is that big and Im a slow spinner. Well thats not technically true because I get alot faster when the internet concetion fails. Wonder if the two are related?....hmmmmmmm

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Multi Coloured Hands.

Ive been dyeing up like a mad thing in the last few days. For some reason Ive got ants in my pants and a bee in my bonnet and a...err.... chameleon in my eyes. This is the BFL that's gone up tonight but Ive got Falkland drying and Shetland ready for rinsing and the fibres for more Spinners Sets ready to go for tomorrow. So can you guess what colour my hands are?


Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Swoon for the Swallowtail.

Ive gone all weak at the knees......Just LOOK at this shawl. Isn't it the prettiest darn thing you've ever seen? I myself am quite taken with it for sure.
And the beads...I'm going to use this photo as my wallpaper (for the computer but if I could find away to make it into proper wallpaper well I would).
Now this should be the part where I tell you it was a pleasure to knit and how long it took me and what needles and all that. But I cant. Because its not mine :0(
Its the very clever Kates (Pie on Ravelry) who has been kind enough to let me steal the photos but not nearly kind enough to give me the fibre back. Have a look on her projects page because there are some fantastic shawls on there. A very talented knitter and spinner for sure. Kate spun this from two similar Spindlefrog fibres, Dragonfly and Petrol Spill and plied them together.
Thank you Kate for letting me use the photos but remember I have your address...mwhaaa ;0)

Monday, 20 October 2008

A Good Education.

Tonight I will be updating the shop (www.spindlefrog.etsy.com) with these. They are The college Collection of Shetland fibre. There's Harvad-blues, Trinity- greens, Cambridge- oranges and Oxford- reds. Ive spun up some Harvard for myself and have knitted one sock out of it so far (really must finish spinning the rest of the braid) and its looking very nice even if I say so my self :0)

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Falkland Update.

Borring title but I hope the fibres arent borring. This is falkland which I know Ive said before but will say again...I love it. It takes the dyes great and looks good, feels wonderful and spins like a dream. What more could you ask? Clever little sheep :0)

Spindles forever.

When I first got my wheel I really thought I had put the world of spindles behind me. Never no more to spin in this way. Oh how wrong I was. In the last few weeks I find myself looking at spindles all the freakin time and its only the worry of spending every penny I have that stops me buying them all. Every wood, every weight, every maker. I want them all.
These though are the very beginning of my spindle collection. Two beautiful resin spindles from Wildcraft.co.uk and two slightly heavier wood spindles from high-lowwhorldropspindle.co.uk. Im spinning up some very fine baby camel and silk on the resin one, green corriedale on the yew one and BFL on the purpleheart one (all dyed for Spindlefrog but didn't make it to the shop). And I'm loving it. It is slow but sooooo much fun.
There are more on the way too!

Friday, 17 October 2008

Barcelona and Home.


This update is corriedale and BFL. I really like some of these fibres and have plans for a few if they dont sell. That is once I get the trillon gillon works in projects of the bobbins and spindles. Yes I did say spindles...I have a new addiction. Ill post a photo of my small but growing collection tomorrow. More are on the way as we speak :0)
The top photo, the BFL, has some fibres named in honor of the recent trip to Barcelona. The colours reminded me of the work of Gaudi. Oh what a beautiful city.....sigh.

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Right there next to the big boys!


Behold! Lookie! See there! Yep that's Spindlefrog fibre (circled) on the Socktopus stand at this years Ally Pally. Right next to Pigeonroof Studio and Chameleon Colourworks. How exciting :0)
I want to say thanks to everyone who has posted such lovely feedback about the event and the fibres debut both on the blog and on Ravelrys UK Spinners board. It really does mean a lot to me :0)
And again another huge thank you to Karen, my first customer, official press photographer, greatest swapper and friend for letting me "steal " this photo!

A Goldfish does magic.


A huge thank you for Karen (Goldfishgirl on Ravelry) for letting me post these photos of some Spindlefrog alpaca. I love these photos for many reasons. Firstly just look at the spinning!!!! Its soooo fine and so even (my spindling attempts look horrific in comparison). Truely a work of art of a fine craftsman. You should really check out her blog for more amazing spinning, updates from her wonderful shop (home of the most beautiful resin spindles and stunning fibre) and the bestest photos of her horses including the most handsome foal ever who is getting a pedicure today www.twofishandachick.blogspot.com.
The other reason why I love this photo is beacause it is the VERY first fibre I ever sold on Etsy. Karen was my first customer and got the ball rolling for Spindlefrog and for that I will be eterinaly grateful. Not only did she make the purchase but also posted about it on Ravelry which Im sure helped the second and thrid sale and all the others following that.
So thank you Karen :0)

Friday, 3 October 2008

Spinners Sets.


Tonights update is the Spinners Sets. Six differint fibres in matching colourways.

My what BEAUTIFUL spinning!







Cor Blimmey! Just look at that. Im in serious yarn lust. This is some amazing spinning of Spindlefrogs Magic Potion : Freindship BFL Roving by the super talented Naomi (knottynaomi on Ravelry). I can feel how squishy it is through the screen and just look at the wonder of the two ply...Im speachless.
Thank you so much Naomi for letting me post the photo. Now I think I need a lie down as Im overcome with ... can I say jealousy? He he he ;0)