spinning the mojave

the mojave desert just blows me away. it is just miles upon miles of this weirdly beautiful desolation. ~ emily priddy

2 ~ 4oz batts, mojave colorway, wool/silk/alpaca, crystalcreekfibers

sharing fiber fun with ~  Yarn Along & WIP Wednesday with tami’s amis

still spinning…

really, all you need to become a good knitter are wool, needles, hands, and slightly below-average intelligence. of course, superior intelligence, such as yours and mine, is an advantage.  ~ elizabeth zimmerman

rambouillet cross fiber ~ home kettle-dyed

sharing fiber fun with ~  Yarn Along & WIP Wednesday with tami’s amis

“please” ~ “no”

some knitters say that they buy yarn with no project in mind and wait patiently for the yarn to “speak” to them. this reminds me of michelangelo, who believed that every block of stone he carved had the statue waiting inside and that all he did was reveal it. i think i’ve had yarn speak to me during the knitting process, and i’ve definitely spoken to it. perhaps i’m doing it wrong, or maybe my yarn and i aren’t on such good terms, but it really seems to me that all i say is “please” and all it ever says is “no”.
~ stephanie pearl-mcphee, at knit’s end: meditations for women who knit too much

sharing with wordless (almost) wednesdaywordless wednesday, wild & wonderful, and then she snappedproject alicia

spinning neapolitan

frabjous fibers ~ 4 oz tri-color blue faced leicester & 4 oz merino / nylon sparkle ~ 600 yds

doesn’t it look like neapolitan ice-cream?

I plan to share with ~ In the Studio-Sneek Peek FridayCreative FridayFiber Arts FridayFibers on Friday,  F O Friday