Friday, November 29, 2013

Fiber Arts Friday - Thankful

Welcome to Fiber Arts Friday!  Today I'm spending the day at home with the family enjoying our Doctor Who marathon while alternating between knitting, weaving and spinning.  Yesterday was a super productive family day.  I was able to enjoy them and my fiber arts. I plied a skein of yarn I had spun singles for last week, finished a hat I cast on earlier in the week plus finished a woven scarf I warped last week plus I made dinner with the help of Grumpy and got lots of cuddle time in with the Bears.

Yup!  Just a wee bit productive.  First, I am sharing the owl that I teased you with last week.  He is even more adorable than I had hoped he would be.  I really am going to have to make another one because now I don't want to give him away.

Next, this skein of yarn is used from all of the fiber that I take off my drum carder. You can see on my spinning wheel behind my owl.  I keep a gallon size baggie next to the drum carder and after I make batts, any of the leftover fiber that I take off that isn't "nice enough" for selling goes in the bag.  This skein is either going to be a colorful hat or mitts. I'm not sure yet.





I realized earlier this week that I haven't made any unisex hats in awhile and they always make great gifts and sale items.  I found the Barley pattern on Ravelry and thought it would be perfect.  It was a quick knit.  I had it done in just a couple of days. This hat is using a skein of 100% BFL dyed by Our Humble Castle.  I like it so much that I am casting on another one using my Alpaca.
Finally, I made another Christmas scarf using the clasp weaving technique that I've become very fond of.  I sold the one I shared last week so hopefully this one will find a new owner soon.  I seriously might have a fiber arts addiction problem but please do not show me the cure.

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12 comments:

  1. Love love love that cutie little owl! I'm collecting my carder waste as well, hopefully one day I'll have a beautiful skein just like yours. And of your weaving... well you know I'm a fan :)

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  2. Awesome scarf!
    Love the owl too - so adorable.
    Have a great holiday weekend - Doctor Who is a big thing in our home too :)
    x

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  3. I love the scarf!!!!!!!! The owl is adorable, but aren't all owls?

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  4. Your carder waste skein is really gorgeous. I've been keeping mine, but it's all in seperate baggies in different boxes. Maybe I should just keep it handy!

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  5. Love your little owl. Your weaving is great too. At first I thought the dark section was an interesting skyline of roofs.

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  6. Hi Andrea! I have cathced again needles and wool! Your yarn is so beautiful! I love that mixed colour and the owl is really cute! x Teje

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  7. The owl is just so cute! I hope you are having a fantastic day with your family!

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  8. Owl-tastic! So darn cute!
    Happy long weekend with your family.

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  9. As always love the scarf and the yarn!!! You are so talented!!!

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  10. I love the owl ... as well as that great little skein of awesomeness you culled from your other spins. That is just fantabulous! I'm glad you had a great Thanksgiving - enjoy your leftovers.

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  11. I love the carder waste idea.

    I hope that your Thanksgiving was Wonder-ful.

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