Wednesday, June 25, 2008

There's No People Like Fiber People

Don't you just love fiber people? You know, the way they're the first ones to help you with a tricky technique or to help you find the last skein of "Mango Melon Surprise" in an obscure dye lot to help you finish a project? They're totally kind, generous and (to the surprise of the non-fiber types) usually a heck of a lot of fun at a party!

I recently ordered some silk hankies from Linda Lee on Etsy. They were a very cool Sunflowers pattern that I just loved. Look at what a beautiful package I got today!


Along with a lovely handwritten note (and future discount!) I had two handwrapped silk hankies. Aren't they amazing?!


And then, just because Linda is a wonderously generous soul, I got this fabulous welcome gift.


Yes, I'm an awful photographer... look at the picture on Linda's site... She sent me a very generous braid of her superwash roving in the same Sunflowers colorway and a beautiful little silk hanky in a teal/green color.

Isn't that cool? I felt like it was Christmas with the carefully wrapped little packages and the free surprises... not to mention the really, really gorgeous fiber! Thanks, Linda!!

While we're on the subject of fiber, I had a spinning evening with Naomi on Monday night. It's always such a nice relaxing evening! We put on some good music and just sit and spin and chat for a few hours. It's almost a throwback to another time, you know? Naomi tells me that it makes her wish she had a fireplace to spin in front of! I started spinning a gorgeous merino roving from Spunky Eclectic that I've had for a while.

It's called "Autumn" and the colors are among my favorites for clothes. I'm spinning it super-thin (for no real reason, other than that's how it started spinning up). I haven't figured out yet if I'll do a two-ply in a lace weight or try navaho plying. We'll see... I'm pretty sure we're a few spinning nights away from that!


That's enough for now... the wool fumes are getting to me!

4 comments:

Polly said...

Those silk hankies are so pretty, I must visit that etsy shop!

Deb said...

I buy from Linda Lee too! Isn't she great? So, now you are going to have to teach me what to do with the Silk Hankies....

I'm also in Spunky Eclectic's fiber club.

Deb (from SNB)

Deb said...

I buy from Linda Lee too! Isn't she great? So, now you are going to have to teach me what to do with the Silk Hankies....

I'm also in Spunky Eclectic's fiber club.

Deb (from SNB)

Deb said...

Oh and I have that fireplace to spin in front of! LOL

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