Sunday, January 25, 2009

FiberWeekend

Without a huge number of commitments this weekend,I got to play with fiber all weekend long. Here's what happened at my house...

1. Dyeing - Roving and Mohair locks. Both the Etsy shop and my brick & mortar accounts seem to need fiber regularly. I also have a side job dyeing locks for a friend who likes to spin them up into yarn.

2. Knitting - my toe up socks have given me a wee bit of consternation. It seems that I do not like the short row heel. Luckily, I found a pattern for a backward dutch heel that is something of a puzzle to knit, but I finally figured it out. and I like it quite a bit. Then while attending a 2 hour meeting today, I knocked out most of the cuff.

3. Packing - Orders for shipping and grab bags. While I was at it, I weighed up 4 ounce and 8 ounce bags for easy shipping.

4. Taking Pictures - I spent a good bit of time taking pictures of rovings for my Etsy shop. Most of them came out nicely, though a few of the greens are bit 'dull.'

4. Paperwork! - I finally got my spreadsheets done for 2008 and worked out my 4th quarter sales taxes. No big thrill, but it is done.

The rest of the weekend was low key - laundry, house-tidying, reading, baking cookies, grading papers, visiting with friends. Life is good!

1 comment:

Frenzy23 said...

Those colors look gorgeous!
Hand dyed yarn has a special quality to it that I've never seen in machine created ones. It's personal, unique, the essence of anything hand knit.