A little reminder…

Two blog posts within a week? what the… Just a friendly reminder to come out to the Mississippi Mills Fibrefest in Almonte. We will be in the arena, open from 10 am – 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Not only will we have mounds of this:IMG_0917But piles of this:IMG_0866We’ll have lots of yarn to make this shawl, Dot Shawl, very popular at Twist:55It only takes 2 skeins of fingering weight yarn and the dots are really easy to make. Really!

Our friend Mie’s bags were extremely popular at Twist.10And although she can’t make it to Almonte, we will have a few of her felted bags, so come early if you want to grab one! Here is mine – with matching needle holder – which we won’t have 😦 IMG_0838That frothy confection next to it will be a shawl from Kathryn’s lace singles. I hope to have it finished for Saturday. Better finish up this post and get knitting!

So please come and see us at our booth. If this isn’t enticement enough, let me try to hypnotize you with Frankie’s come hither gaze.IMG_0840Resistance is futile.

Big Beautiful Batts

A brand new toy (ummm, I mean tool) came into my studio last Thursday. A Patrick Green Big Batt Drum Carder. The excitement!!! The anticipation!!! I spent Friday dyeing up bits and pieces of fibre so there would be something to experiment on. Julie and I set a date for a carding party, and on sunday we spent the day in fibery heaven. We opened Deb Menz’s Colour in Spinning up to the the carding section and then we got busy.

The carder in motion

The carder in motion

 A batt being formed

A batt being formed

The finished batt!!

The finished batt!!

another batt

another batt

yet another

yet another

Monday we spent the afternoon spinning up our new treasures.

All spun up. 50 grams of incredibly soft gorgeous yarn.

All spun up. 50 grams of incredibly soft gorgeous yarn.

Our spinning companion

Our spinning companion

Now it’s back to the studio. Stay tuned for more beautiful batts, soon to be available at katsriversidestudio.etsy.com