Some spinning I was working on as we drove to Hood River this past weekend.Â It’s 100% Oregon wool that I boughtÂ while volunteering with my guild at theÂ Spin-In when we lived on the coast.Â The roving looked so pretty, butÂ I was a newÂ and inexperienced spinner, andÂ I realize now thatÂ there were too many colorsÂ in it – burgundy, purple, forest green, grey, orange, and a little yellow – Â and it looks muddy when spun up.Â Â I think it’ll make okay baby booties or an edging on a baby sweater.Â Overall,Â I’m not too impressed, but I feel likeÂ I have to finish it beforeÂ I can start the gorgeousÂ fawn alpaca top I bought in Hood River.
(my father handmade me this lovely maple spindle, btw.Â It spins smoothly and evenly and produces a nice worsted weight yarn.Â He’s also made me one of oak and one of walnut that are great for sport and fingering weights)
also,Â iÂ stumbled upon a huge number ofÂ giveaways today (what’s up with that?)-
Grosgrain is giving away a cute red ridinghood jacket – check it out.
BeckyKnitsToo requested cute halloween costume ideasÂ and a linkback for her contest – my favorite was whenÂ Firecracker was a bumble bee for her 4th halloween (which also happened to be her third birthday).Â SheÂ wore black a leotard and tights,Â black and yellow leggings i had knit, wings, antennae and a black andÂ yellow striped stinger that was safety pinned to herÂ bum.Â Â She ran around “buzzing” all day.Â The best part was when a kid at preschoolÂ bumped into her, and immediately leapt backward and shouted in surprise,Â “ACK!Â … Hh, whew.Â For aÂ secondÂ I thoughtÂ I was going to get stung!”
really great baby sling giveaway at here.
soap giveaway at Sweet Figments.
also a giveaway at Noodles and Milk
cute birdie letter set giveaway here.