I love these ladies so much! Going to miss them, but here’s to good times ahead! xo #wildfiber

Shop open today! I donated a crochet cowl to help this amazing cause organized by @prettylittlethieves please make sure to check out all the beautiful things donated and help those hurt by typhoon haiyan!

{handspun} - sincere red.

I submitted this lovely skein of yarn I spun into the 2013 LA County Fair and it won a First Award and Best in Show for the Handspun Competition. I was beyond excited when we went to the fair today and I saw my entry hanging up there with those pretty ribbons! 

The naturally dyed fiber I used was from the wonderful Brooke at Sincere Sheep of Northern California. For this skein I used two, 2oz fiber bumps of BFL (Bluefaced Leicester Wool) - one all red (“Kung Hey Fat Choi”), the other the same red with touches of yellow and pink (“Closer to the Flame”). I plied the two singles together and ended up with a fingering weight yarn with 18-20 WPI (wraps per inch) and approximately 446 yards. I can’t wait to make a project with this delicious yarn!

{made} - alpa crochet cowl.

Busting some of my stash yarn I had waiting around for something fun to make, the Alpa cowl by Lady Colori was the perfect match for my delicious madelinetosh pashmina in the color-way “fragrant”. I loved it so much I got a little carried away and made it a mighty 58” diameter, so there is lots of room to double, even triple wrap it around your neck. 

{made} - plaid deer sewn pillowcase.

This was a sentimental project for me. Many of you know that my Dad lost his fight against brain cancer this last year. I wanted to make a keepsake using one of his plaid shirts he loved to wear all the time. I finally brought myself to cutting a little piece of the fabric off to sew into this pillowcase. The 3x3 center square block has a mix of his plaid shirt, solid grey, and a deer focal point all surrounded by an orange boarder. The edges use the fun deer pattern. The backside uses a simple grey pinstripe fabric with an overlapped opening to easily remove the cover for washing. Total dimensions are 12x12 inches.