I want to share more gorgeous yarn from the Albuquerque Fiber Fiesta.
LaDonna Maxwell has been dyeing fiber for four years and lives near Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Here's a photo of her card. She's in the process of setting up her web site for shopping, but is still loading yarns.
Happy quiltmaking and knitting,
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
I enjoyed a few days off work, went back for a day of training yesterday, and am now ready to enjoy our short summer break (one day shy of two months). I'm not sure exactly when teachers got a three month spring break (never in my nearly four decade career), but we did get 10-week breaks in the past. I hope I can find enough energy to make this one productive in quite a few ways.
A couple of months ago a dear friend said I needed red socks. I don't do red socks, so I inquired if fuchsia would work. I finished the first pair a few weeks ago and posted about them here.
The rest of these yarns were purchased from vendors at the Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta May 17. I went looking specificially for yarns containing fuchsia. I've finished one pair so far.
I forgot to take a picture in the skein, so here's a little bit of the yarn in a ball and the socks. I loved the way these pooled. I also made them a bit shorter for summer. No pattern; I just improvised as I went.
Hot Mama from Zia Woolz.
Velvet Touch from Zia Woolz. This is 5% gold stellina.
Since I had been so focused on fuchsia at the show, and was rushed, as well, I never made it back to her booth to get Sea Dragon, so she died one of those for me too.
Photos don't do it justice.
And this is the drawstring bag with yellow ribbons that I made a couple of months ago and have been taking with me amost everywhere so that I can keep knitting, even when I'm walking.
Despite everything I've tried in order to increase the speed of my knitting, even in the vanilla sock version it takes me two minutes and forty seconds to complete a 64 stitch round English style and three minutes twenty seconds to do it continental style. However, I'm still likely to switch hands now and then.
As for quilting, it's been several months since I've done any serious sewing! And summer passes swiftly! I'm trying to watch knitting vlogs while I knit at home. Maybe I'll learn something.
Happy quilting and knitting,