Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Two down, three to go

I have two of my Pay It Forward gifts all packaged up and ready to mail today! Photos will be posted just as soon as the surprises reach their intended recipients. I'm tickled with how they turned out; I hope the "giftees" are, too!

Pay It Forward gift #3 is halfway done; the others are still in the "figuring out" stage. I have ideas for both, but haven't started implementing them yet. I gave myself until June, but hate to leave things until the last minute - although heaven knows I do that often enough. :-(

Here's some "project progress" I CAN show:I'm almost finished with the first eight ounces of alpaca top singles! I gave the alpaca farm owner the choice of an 8-oz. skein or two 4-oz. skeins of two-ply; she opted for the 8-oz. skein. As soon as I get it done, I'm going to take a short break from alpaca to spin at least one of the roving samples Sara at Punkin's Patch sent me in trade for some of my Shetland. Then it's back to another eight ounces of alpaca.

That's it for now at . . ,

7 comments:

thecrazysheeplady said...

Your alpaca yarn is beautiful! I have a feeling you are going to be busy with more spinning requests.

Mary Wick said...

You spin beautifully!

Lady Katherine said...

Your spinning is wonderful! I have yet to spin Alpaca or Shetland. I am told its so wonderful.

Mud Ranch said...

I still have to make my "Pay it forward" post... certainly haven't forgotten about it as I look forward to customizing gifts for my giftees!

d2cmom said...

I guess I may need to find someone to teach me how to spin yarns other than the ones I do at work. I didn't know people still did that at home. Could be interesting.

Have you ever done horse hair?

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

d2cmom, you don't spin yarn out of horse hair; you braid or plait it into ROPE! And that is truly beautiful stuff, but I don't know how.

Kathy said...

You have really taken off with your spinning, Michelle! It's wonderful to see the quality of your work, along with hearing of your enjoyment of spinning.
Good onya, mate!