Felted Lineup

Yikes! It’s been a little while since my last post. We have been busy making stuff, and I will be sharing some of the goodies that have come to be these last couple of weeks (including some excellent mittens and a few pairs of socks). I thought I’d check in, though, and share with you a little of what I’ve been doing with some of my unspun fiber (oh, spinners out there, do not begrudge me this happy pastime).

Winter 2009 Felted Lineup

This is a small lineup of some of the creatures that have developed from some of the clouds of roving laying about the house. We’ve got some alpaca/mohair/merino blends, some polwarth, and I believe the dark brown bear is california variegated mutant. All fibers that would make excellent yarn (and they will, too, one day), but for now I am using them for other purposes (it’s hard when owls are cuter than yarn, and, honestly, more fun to watch take shape).

In addition, I can’t help but share a photo of the tool involved in the process.

Finishing Touches

It does an excellent job illustrating the fact that this Thursday I’ll be having my 3-month checkup, complete with bone marrow biopsy. I’m also hoping that, with the help of some premeds, I’ll be feeling as fuzzy as Mr. Bear. We’ll be getting results in the next couple of weeks. Keep your fingers (and toes) crossed the results are still quite resoundingly normal.

Fine Furried Friends

What happens when you have long periods of waiting (away from home), an overabundant fiber stash (with some of that fiber a bit too slubby to spin), and a latent god/creator complex.

You make furry companions.

Bear and Chicken

Bear and Chicken

Bear and Chicken

Ok, the god complex might be a bit of an exaggeration, and something had to happen with that fiber — better to surround one’s self with furried friends than just furried bags of fiber.