Thursday, August 31, 2006

Fiber Pods!

What's a fiber pod? Recycled packaging and left over fibers from my spinning projects! Each pod contains 3 oz of blended wool and/or mohair, alpaca, silk, angora, mylar, angelina and other fibery goodness. I've listed 3 pods on my etsy site:
and will be adding more in the near future. I have plans for pods with snippets, sparklies, bobbles and bits for art yarn spinners, so stay tuned!

Sunday, August 27, 2006

I'm Back!

Just got in lastnight after two weeks of basking in the Oregon sunshine. WOW! I almost forgot what the sun looked like. Thought I might burn to crisp or burst into flames while I was there, but instead have a nice bronzed glow! It's definately not a tan- I would have needed at least another two weeks of UV exposure to acheive that status.

Had an amazing time hanging out with my sister and an insane number of kids. Went to the Gilbert House- a children's museum in Salem which I highly recommend for an afternoon of inspiring play. I personally went nuts playing with the wacky experiments and interactive displays...

We also spent the day at a water park...

...and another day at the Portland Zoo peeping at all the animals.

I have to say, as much as I enjoyed the distractions, I'm glad to be back on the rock. Stepping off it for short while seriously makes you apreciate what you've got...

Now I'm jumping into unpacking, reorganizing, major paperwork, shipping out yarn orders, a new school year and thankfully, best of all: spinning new yarns! I treated myself to a happy return by preparing some gorgeous fibers (with all the trims) before I left on my trip- so now I have something to spin as soon as I can find time to jump behind the wheel. Methinks my fiber depraved fingers will find satisfaction sometime before the night is officially over.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Finished this lastnight- it's still a little damp from setting the twist, but I'm shoving it in my suitcase and plan to mail it to miss crumpart from FreakPods! in Australia when I get down to Oregon. I ran out of time to get a skein from the shop in the post to her and didn't want to wait until I got back from my trip. I found a vintage clip-on earring with white, bone and pale baby blue bobbles in a round cluster this evening and clipped it into the skein. Wish I could have gotten a pic- looks delicious! Well, I'm off- first flight out of Kodiak in the morning... See ya!

Thursday, August 10, 2006

News Flash!

Life is crazy busy right now- I'm getting ready to take a trip south to Oregon for 2 weeks to visit my sister who is moving to Wyoming. Looking forward to seeing her- it's been something like 2 years. Not sure if I'll be able to check my email or post to blogger while I'm gone, so here are some shop updates:

After this week, The Rookery will only be open for normal business hours on Friday, August 18th & Saturday, August 19th. All other days we will be closed. The same goes for the following week: the shop will only be open on Friday, August 25th & Saturday, August 26th. Not to worry though, Sarah will be teaching Tuesday evenings from 7-9 pm and said folks could stop in to pick up supplies and stuff during that time. Elizabeth Lehmer will be teaching Wedensday evenings starting at 6:30 and will also be available.

As for my shop : all orders placed between August 11th and August 25th will receive free shipping when I return.

I'll try and post again before I leave on Sunday- I'm hoping to finish up the yarn I'm working on before I leave and get pic's uploaded.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Fall Colors

Blended wool, mohair and angelina plied with soft fuzzy green kid mohair slubs and thread.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Serving Up Left-Overs

A blue alpaca single triple plied (chaos at its best) with lime green wool thread, sulky holoshimmer thread, purple vintage thread and snippets of yarny bits, sequins and lime green fluff. Just grabbed what was loose in my shelves at home and went for it. Ran out of spinning projects and needed a fix.