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literally,

 

and the kids too.

 

I don't have a ton of blog time so this is a picture blog. Christmas brought many fiber related gifts.

Like yarn my mom, The Blue Lake Knitter, spun and dyed for me.

And this Zebisis spindle

And this beautiful spindle from Tara sent me, as you can see it has a beautiful celtic knot cross carved in it.

and  2.9 oz royal purple BFL

and 5.4 oz pinkish purple Ramboulet/BFL/Merino/Bamboo/Silk blend

A wagon Wheel spindle for Matthi from Tara

Gabs square spindle with her name carved in it.

Gracie's square spindle from Tara

and finally, Gracie's Zebisis spindle.

And we were spinning all holiday break long.

Here is what Gabs is working on.

Here is what I did with the purple BFL

Here it is all joined up, 146.5 total yds.

Here is the Ramboulet blend, one plied, one single.

I'm having a ton of fun spinning. I can't wait to knit with the yarn my mom made for me and with the yarn I am spinning up myself. I got another gift I didn't post a pic of, Cheryl sent me a knit picks fiber scale with totally rocks and came at the best time ever, just when I had all this spun yarn! Yay, Fiber!

 

 Happy New Years everyone.

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Comment by Beth Pritchett on January 10, 2011 at 9:46am
All this beautiful yarn... and beautiful spindles! And your girls are developing a passion that will carry them the rest of their lives.
Comment by cherylbwaters on January 10, 2011 at 9:17am
Well, at least this didn't happen on a school day and she wasn't being attacked by all the boys who love pancake syrup. Wait, maybe Gracie would have liked that!
Comment by Peggy Stuart on January 8, 2011 at 8:21pm
That's better than one of the pups after an encounter with a skunk!
Comment by Blue Lake knitter's daughter on January 8, 2011 at 9:03am

Ladies, I have enjoyed all of the kid related labors, but if youask my mum, she'd tell you I am an expert at doing things the hard way. Today I get to stay home, breakfast isn't over and I am pretty sure Gracie has pancake syrup in her hair. whew.

Comment by cherylbwaters on January 7, 2011 at 9:33am
Oh, man, you got that one right!
Comment by Peggy Stuart on January 7, 2011 at 5:33am
I didn't mind having babies, though...just raising them. That was the real "labor!"
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on January 6, 2011 at 11:13pm
LOL!
Comment by cherylbwaters on January 6, 2011 at 11:04pm
Hey, I'd rather stay away from anything that might be considered labor, except for fiber related labors of love!
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on January 6, 2011 at 11:01pm
Well, I thought you might have some idea... didn't mean to get you into an area where you were not familiar.  LOL
Comment by cherylbwaters on January 6, 2011 at 10:06pm

Well, I don't "do" labor law, Susan!

Peggy, my boys used to threaten to call CPS on me. I would tell them I'd be happy to dial the number for them because I really needed a vacation!

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