Monday, June 18, 2007

Who's my pal?

I got this wonderful package from my pal last week.

The yarn is sooo soft - it's alpaca lace. What should I make from it? The scarf is handdyed silk scarf, and check out the cute mug! Oh yeah, the candle is hand-painted too! Thank you, Pippins! I've been really good and did not steal a peek at the match rosters that Zona and I both have access to. All I know is that my pal's nickname is Pippins and the packages come from MD. So, I'm dying to know who my pal is.

Have you all sent and received your packages? I think any grace period should be officially over now. I hope you all have had as much fun as Zona and I had in doing this, especially since this is our very first Dye-No-Mite swap.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Tracy spoiled me!

Tracy sent me an awesome package!! It was stuffed full of yarny goodness and Maine lobster-themed goodies! There were EIGHT hand-dyed and hand-spun skeins of yarn, lobster candies devoured by my husband and son (they beat me to them), lobster soap, lobster mug, a hand spindle and roving (yikes! I don't need another addiction :-) ).
thank you Tracy! you are the best. Jana

Thursday, June 7, 2007

The first of two...

packages was sent today. It was luscious yarn dyed by someone else plus some goodies. I'm still really not happy with anything I've dyed, but I'm giving it one more go and will pick something to send out in a second package this weekend. (Sorry for doing this right on -- and just after -- the deadline...)

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

How Do I Tell if Roving has Felted?

Forgive me, I'm not a spinner and I've dyed some Roving today - I'm pleased with the colours but not sure how I tell if it's felted slightly. Most of the way through the lengths I can see the vertical fibres are vertical but at the ends it's more difficult. It doesn't feel matted and in the washing water it all fluffed out. How would I know if it's fellted then? I want it to be good stuff for my partner!!