Thursday, February 4, 2010

Playing with Fluff

Ruby Merino Top

Firestar blending filament

So just what have I been doing today? Not much weaving! But playing with fibre? Oh yes.

Started re-packaging the spinning fibres last night, and today I took photos, labelled packages, entered data on my website. The Ashland Bay pages will go live tomorrow morning (Friday, Feb. 5, 2010)

Still lots more to do, but it's a start.

Doesn't the firestar look like whipped cream? Well, in real life it sparkles, too, and adds a lovely bit of sparkly shine to fibres. I was a little leery about spinning with it, but so far it's been just fine to spin. (And I'm no spinner, trust me!)

And dealing with eBay auctions closing - all this week. I'll be very happy to ship the last of the books off and get them out of my living room! And the guild ought to be very happy about the revenue, too.

The looms weren't entirely neglected today - I did weave a couple of placemats. My bp has been erratic again since getting off the anti-biotics, which leads me to suspect that the infection is back. I've since discovered that such a long standing infection in the body can lead to all sorts of other complications so I've made another appointment with the doctor and will see him early next week. Hoping my lab work is done by then so that we can get some concrete answers. And if not answers, at least rule some things out.

In the meantime, it's back to the placemat warp - there should be enough to do a nice table runner to go with the mats, and the beige tea towels on the AVL.

Next up for the Fanny loom are some samples of the varigated 2/20 silk. Have to cone off the skeins and wind the warps, but that won't take too long.

As for the AVL, I'm not sure. It looks like there is plenty of the fine linen left for another tea towel warp, so I expect I'll toss another 2/16 cotton warp onto that in aid of using up the linen. I need to clean off some shelves so I have somewhere to store all the new inventory coming in for the shows.....

Currently reading Greywalker by Kat Richardson (I enjoyed her novella and the public library has 3 of ther titles so I took out the first two)


Holly said...

Laura, are the fiber prices US or CDN? How to you order on line? Thanks!

Laura said...

Prices on my website are Canadian. I don't have a shopping cart ready yet - webmaster has been working his way through Paypal trying to get it figured out - so easiest is to email me and I send a Paypal invoice. :)