Looking to SPINNN!


With Fall sneaking upon us and some not so sunny days in the north east, I’ve been feeling the urge to get my fiber wheels turning. Also, between yesterday and today there are TWO bike races happening locally that are pretty big deals. Lots of fun to watch and old friends to see again. SO in honor of spinning, I’m in need of some yummy wool. Insert Phatfiber here…

Their sampler box is happening for the month of august and I’ve very anxious this time not to miss it and get my first box! Also, I happened to check their blog and notice a giveaway for a batt club from Moonwood Farms called the Moonbeams Club. The description given at Phatfiber just sounds so irresistible and yummy which makes it difficult not to indulge! I spin pretty thing but need to add more color to my spinning and haven’t yet had a chance to dye a batch of my own fiber (The rain gods or actually schedule gods have not been kind).

So cross your fingers and let’s roll the dice for shot at the Moonbeams club!

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No-spend knitting swap arrived!

I joined Swap-bot awhile back for the Cake & Pie Holiday Ornament Swap. After completing that swap I thought I would give a try at another and here entered the “No-Spend Knitting Swap.” You send a select amount of knitting items be it yarn, needles, books, or other misc items pertaining to knitting and you get back some new stuff from someones stash. I shipped off a box to Australia, that price tag for shipping was a little steep but my swap recipient was very pleased as it was all yarns she wanted and can’t get in AU, plus a neat beginners book I never used.

I received the above items; some beautiful blue handspun yarn, a mini skein of wool yarn, and a skein of lovely merino. Plus a needle case, a calendar and a little notebook that walked off with my daughter and is now used in her makeshift restaurant for taking orders, very useful. The fact that it was no spend minus postage made it a great swap, can’t wait to see what others received!