Or I could just say it’s because I’m nosey, okay? As much as I love to spin, I also love to see what others are spinning and working on. There’s no crime in that.
Dee is turning the heel on some GARGANTUAN socks for her hubby. I think she called them slipper socks.
They might be big, but the patterning is exquisite! His feet will be the best-looking in town.
Bob is telling us that he will be starting his first handwoven with his own handspun. I can’t wait to see that! I’m a little further away from that myself.
And Natalie…Well, Natalie is such an enabler! If my addiction is nosiness, then Natalie would be my pusher. ;) She always has a few things for me to sniff around…
At the spin-in she worked on her first fractal spun yarn. She’s bored with the large chunk. It doesn’t change colors as rapidly as the smaller strips.
Fortunately, by the looks of the first bobbin, she won’t be disappointed when she knits that baby up. Good Lawd. That’s NICE!
In her free time, she does a lot of other things she shares.
I thought these were beautiful! I am guessing they’re copper?
Check out the decorative detailing on that.
She learns how to work with metals at the folk school she attends. Aren’t these gorgeous? I don’t even know if I’d put anything in them. They’re just that handsome.
Another craft she learned is called shibori weaving, which in laymen’s terms-as it was explained to me, is a type of Japanese tie-dye.
I’d never heard of it before. So, of course, I had my nose all in that cloth, lol.
In the photo below, underneath the skein and fiber is an example of one of the shibori cloths she wove. One of the aspects of shibori weaving is resist dyeing. Natalie used natural dyes to achieve all the high notes and low notes in the colors of this cloth.
As far as that braid and fiber, they bear a strikingly resemblance to the colors of that cloth, huh? Yeah, I think she’s attracted to greens and blues…The skein next to it is what it looks like spun up!
Isn’t it funny how the colors tend to darken from the fluff to the handspun?
And do you remember this? Look at it today.
It’s beautiful! Can you believe it has been nearly a year since she spun that? I made her take a photo wearing it because my nosiness makes me just that obnoxious. :)
Although I’m extremely nosey about others. Always. I did stick my nose into my own business today…for a little while, lol.
This is Coral Reef by Sosae Caetano.
I think this is so pretty!
I did a little sampling.
One is a 3-strand ply back sample. The other is a chain-plied sample. I want this to be a pair of nice, warm, cozy mittens for the Girl Child. The 3-strand ply back sample looks good for that. But, I also would like it if they didn’t pill up every time she puts them on…I think the chain-ply would be better in that respect. I decided to go with the chain-ply.
If there’s anything I know about my nose, it can smell a good handspun knitting project a mile away.