Finally, someone said that Britney looks good with a little meat! Thank you!! I don't see why we get all excited about celebrities gaining weight and the new hot un-anorexic stars (see also: Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Beyonce, America Ferrera, Kelly Clarkson, etc.) and crying about the over-skinnification of Hollywood, and then retching when Britney shows up on stage looking slightly larger than her old self yet still better than ANY of US. I think she looked hot (other than the bad, bad, bad weave - I want nothing more than to see her bounce out on stage with a twee pixie cut; own the short hair, girl, you crazy and we all know it, stop pretending there's hair there!)
In other news - spinning!
(Horrible dark photo - bad blogographer! Bad!) I love these skeins. They're both spun from August's fiber installment from Traveling Rhinos. (Best. Club. Ever.) I also have a little skein of BFL navajo-ply that I whipped up from leftovers. (My Navajo plying freakin' rules now, thanks to Naomi posting a link to this Yarn Wench video, which is basically Navajo-plying for the coordinationally-challenged.)
This one has a bit of everything - some felted beads I made (a first!) and some vintage lucite beads and sequins included in the club kit, and some locks (also included in the club kit - told you the club rules!) and some silk hankies I had on hand that just happened to match perfectly...
Can you spot the lucite bead? Shhhh...it's hiding!
And this other skein is almost the same, but this one has just the locks and sequins added in. Both skeins are plied with a very thin strand of BFL spun from the 2 oz. of roving in the kit, along with the 3 oz. of batt (seriously RULES).
Each skein is a little over two ounces. I'll be putting at least one of these up in the shop - I may not be able to part with both. Also, I'll put up the BFL skein (to be photographed soon). This is part of a new plan for my shop - in addition to my usual four ounce put-ups, I'm going to be doing something new. I love spinning up a whole bump of fiber, but sometimes people want some handspun without spending about $30 (I try to price as reasonably as I can without totally robbing myself) so I'm going to be offering *EL CHEAPO SKEIN-O-RAMA!!* (tm), my new half-sized put-ups. This way you still get enough yarn for a small project, and you could buy two skeins if you want more, but if you want less....you get the idea.
Look for it - *EL CHEAPO SKEIN-O-RAMA!!* (tm)
In still other news - any Florida people-types going to the Fiber-In this weekend?? I'll be there Saturday! Let the fall festival season BEGIN!! :-D