#crushthesack Handspun Auction for Fru!

#crushthesack Handspun Auction for Fru!

Have you been sitting on pins and needles waiting for me to finish my #crushthesack auction spin for Sillyfru!  Wait no longer!  To enter the auction, start your bidding in the comments for this post.  Bidding will officially close October 15 at 12 noon eastern time, at which time I will email the winner with a paypal invoice and request a mailing address.

Here are the details….

I felt inspired by this beautiful braid of fiber, “Firefuly” colorway by Becoming Art on superwash merino.  It’s rainbow-licious, just like Fru likes.



I spun it while podcasting, I spun it while worrying over her, and I chain plied it during the final days of her treatment and during the watchful waiting for her WBC’s to come back up.

And now, I offer it up to you – for a price!  This is my first skein of handspun I am letting leave my possession, and I am pretty certain it is worthy.  It was a beautiful fiber, a beautiful spin, and oh!  what it could be crafted into!

I am hoping to raise a fair amount of funds with this skein of handspun yarn – all of it to go to Wendy to help offset whatever cost of treatment insurance doesn’t pick up.

Wanna see the yarn?

It’s 270+ yards of a sport-dk weight.


And here’s a good representation of the wraps per inch.



Happy Bidding, and thank you SO MUCH in advance, lucky winner!

(please note, this fiber and subsequent yarn has lived in a pet-friendly, non-smoking yarn.  I may have had a little help spinning from the kitty.)

Episode 93 – Multicraftual Wool Piggie


Bonus Round ends next week! Yarn things and Spinning things should be entered in their appropriate threads! Yarn doanted by A Riot of Color.

FO: Tulip Sock – The Color Wheel
Sapphire Flutter Mitts – Red Barn Yarn

WIPs: Lush Mitts out of more Color Wheel and
Smells Like Yarn Dishcloth-alongs both fought back this week.
Convergence -pattern out of Interweave Crochet this summer, yarn is Noro Taiyo Sock on a US F hook.
Zoom Dragon is coming along – kits available at The Woolery – check out their Zoom-along for August!Make your own critter and win a prize! – my eyes came from AmiEyes and I don’t blame Lucas for the man-handling my eyes received.

Spinning / Tour de Fleece –
Sill on my KnittyandColor kick! Here’s a linky to my project page for the most recent spin.

Acquisitions/ Wool Piggery
Gale’s Art
Must Stash yarn and fiber
Gynx Yarn
Desert Vista Dyeworks
Fibernymph Dye Works
Fat Squirrel bags

Episode 90 – Bonus Round


Lots of things guys –

I may be at the SSK market! I’ll keep you posted!

Winners of the Start-along –
Laurie521 won the Daizieknits yarn, CaffeinatedGert won the Fondant Fibre punies! Congrats, ladies!

AND We’re going into a Bonus Round! This month, keep showing me what you’ve started! Using the same threads, start opening a new thread for each thing you start. I’m giving away a skein of superwash merino fingering weight from A Riot of Color and a one-of-a-kind batt from a friend at guild.

FO – Indy Dishcloth out of I Love this Yarn! Stripes in Too Pink.

WIPs –

Spinning –
KnittyandColor merino in Tidepool colorway. Split down the middle lengthwise, spinning end-to-end, will chain ply.

Acquisitions –

  • Some decals to put on my spinning wheel from Old Time Pottery
  • My yarn from the yarn crawl came in – Shepards Wool 3 ply Merino in Sage. SO SOFT.

Tour de Fleece!
Team Caffeinated 2014 – I really have no goal set yet beyond spinning every day.

Still gotta knit that SPAKAL sweater, need to work more from patterns I already own, I finished some socks for the hubs (yay!), and I still have a hairpin lace project, the Sipalu Bag, Radiating Suede Star AfghanAugusta cardigan](/projects/Mandikat/augusta-cardigan), and The Oncoming Storm.

Thank you CoggieTM for KISSy the Sheep!