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I've for sure been spinning

Monday, October 15, 2012
I took just some ounces of that lovely super wash BFL roving I dyed earlier, and turned into this:

So, look for some soft, luscious, bulky, textural BFL handspun to show up in the shop, with soonness.

Something that I accomplished today.

Monday, October 01, 2012

In anticipation of fall/winter, and because it's what I do, I have been knitting hats (like crazy). I'm hoping to do a thorough photo session and etsy shop listing later this week, flooding the shop with knits.

However, my model, a humble styrofoam head, was looking sad and sorry--moving between Seattle and Portland, home and studio, had not suited her very well.

So--an updated look was in order. It was super simple, too. I bought a wooden plaque at the local crafty superstore ($2.99), and painted it. I then mixed a little white glue and water together, and applied small, ripped up pieces of tissue paper to the foam, until I was more or less satisfied. It might still need some evening out--I'll have to see what it looks like when it's dry enough to put a hat on.

Ta Da!

And, a before shot, for your reference. A little battered, no? I'm thinking it's significantly better, now.