…a new hobby~

Not for me…I don’t think I could handle anything else added to the pile right now, lol!

No, this is for my eldest daughter, Emily.  She’s become enamored with the joys of playing with fiber!  Remember me telling about our trip to the Madrona Fiber Festival?  Well…she got to play a little bit there, and decided that she just couldn’t resist the pull to create her own beautiful yarns.  She left the event that day with all the supplies she would need to get started: her new Turkish Drop Spindle and a lovely selection of hand dyed fibers.

Since then, she’s absolutely blossomed with spinning energy!  She’s created some of the loveliest yarns…well…see for yourself below:

…are they just luscious???!!! 😀

This is what I gifted for Mother’s Day this year:

Glorious isn’t it???!!!  😀  I’m such a lucky Mama! I think I’m going to be using this beautiful yarn for Helen’s Vive La Difference wrap…can’t wait to dive into that one!

These above yarns were all spun by my Emily on her drop spindle…I still find that process amazing!

Well…soon she decided that this tool just wasn’t enough to feed her fiber frenzy.  It was time to look for a larger spinning wheel.  We traveled to a little fiber farm out in the country and she got to try a few wheels in person before deciding on the Ashford Kiwi.  It was the one that fit both her favorite feel and budget. 😉  Here are some photos of the process of her receiving her and wheel and putting the finishing coats on it, as well as some of the fun pics of her creating her yarns:

Her spinning wheel is in the process of the final clear protective coat.  Soon she’ll be spinning away at a rate that only Rumpelstiltskin could imagine, lol. I’ll keep you posted on the finished product and process along the way. 🙂

I do have a wonderful and exciting announcement to make!  Emily is embarking out on the fiber scene all on her own.  She’s set up a Ravelry account as Emily-Renee, so feel free to befriend her there!

The other exciting news is that she’s opening a shop to sell all her luscious fibery goodness!  Just click on the picture to travel to her shop…she’s building her inventory now, so stay tuned for more and more items to be available soon:

I hope you enjoy the new yarns (& fiberist) on the block! 🙂


PS: I wanted to thank you all for your kind and caring words about our missing kitty, Gus.  We very much appreciate your sympathy and carry your support with us as we try and fill the very large hole he left behind.  Thank you all…you’re the best!

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Whipping up whimsy with looms & string! :)
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8 Responses to …a new hobby~

  1. Jenny says:

    Super duper awesome yarns 🙂 Way to go, Emily! Can’t wait to check out your new shop. Good luck!

  2. Kelly Jones says:

    Those are gorgeous! You are so amazing Emily!!! I wish I lived closer – I’d pay you to teach me! Keep up the good work and I can’t wait to see what else you get in your shop. I’m looking at your sport weight blue now, may have to go get that 😉

  3. Pat Hathaway says:

    Oh, I’m so envious! I have a spindle too but decided spinning just wasn’t one of my skills. Emily’s yarns are just beautiful! You are so lucky to have such talent in your family. The shop looks great too. I’m sure it will do very well.

  4. domedweller says:

    WOW!! What a talented young lady! That yarn is totally awesome! You are so lucky to have such an amazing daughter…. I’m so envious!

  5. laura says:

    that is awesome!!!!

  6. Denise says:

    Oooh does emily want to help me spin up some alpaca fiber harvested from our alpaca at the local zoo? My cousin is giving it to me (she is a zookeeper) and wants to get a scarf made from it!! I am keen on the knitting but the spinning.. not so much!

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