Please let me skip the apologies for not writing. At the moment my life has no structure whatsoever, so I pop up like a happy gypsy here and there.
Very quick before I jump into other ramblings and my experience at Maker Fair-Bizarre Bazaar in San Francisco. The yarn at our left was handspun by me yesterday night around midnight. After a long period (as usual) of non-spinning.. the sparkle has come back to momma and here it is.. Merino, angelina, silk and firestar. Isn’t pretty? Well, at least very colorful
Ohh it was spun in a funky Frankenstein wheel. A vintage ‘electric’ with a Lendrum jumbo head.. Crazy huh? I will show it at a later time hehe
Anyway…. My plan for yarn world domination is not going so well… but I am certainly having fun in the process. I started dyeing tonal yarn for an event and it was so much fun to get to see and dye all kinds of yummy colors. The fair? well, it was a ball but sales-wise: wah-wah! Luckily I was able to recover what I invested up to certain extent.. such is life.
Would I go back? gosh, I do not know. I would say no, but maybe I could say yes.
It was a great event called Maker Faire; I was at the Bizarre Bazaar San Francisco area. There was so much to see!
(Tapegamy: Origamy with masking tape – clever huh?!)
The main pavilion had all the Tech stuff. Maker faire is mostly about technology, robotics and any science related schtuff. Pretty cool! I regret not having more time to check out all the activities and demo booths going on. But all and all was good, so good that inspired me more into taking a closer look to Electronics and robotics. It was just fascinating!
Any-hooo since I came back with loads of yarns.. I posted many at my Etsy store. Some need to be re-skeined as they were taken in their wild state. Like this:
This is the ‘Crystal Sea’ yarn.. it is 100% silk with crystal bicone beads. Impressive, right?
I am so motivated (despite the sales failure), to start knitting seriously. I am so serious about the topic, that I am even taking some Craftsy classes. The one I am currently taking is how to knit socks ‘toe up’.
What I am loving is that I can ‘download’ the class into my iPad Craftsy app and watch the videos offline – remember I have no internet at home? yes.. I cannot believe it myself either.
Well, here are two pictures of the different toes I’ve done: Mocassin and short row (2nd is a son of a gun…but made it work after the 3rd attempt)
To be honest, I skipped many topics in the class.. so the short-row toe is coming up a little big bigger than needed haha! It is ok… It is for the sake of education’
Here is my little brat fight me over some yarn lol
Well, that is it for now as I need to pack some orders. But I will come back with some handspun info soon
Have a fabulous night!