I adore how many beautiful sets of fiber arrived in this box. There are a coup,e mini skeins of yarn that should be fun to lay with. I also received about 4 stitch markers as a lovely pin. The box arrived less than a week after it was ordered. I cannot wait to start spinning these and hope to show off when they are done.
Okay, sorry it has been a couple of weeks since I have posted on this site. Recently I have volunteered to teach a few crafting classes at the Public Library that I work for. March 9 I will be teaching Crochet, March 23rd I will be teaching a Creative Journal Binding class for teens and up, then on March 30th I will be teaching a Knitting class using the combined continental knitting method that I am familiar with.
Of the three I am most concerned about the knitting class. Apparently there are two methods of knitting, three if you count the combined version, but essentially there is the eastern method and the western method. Most people in America and Europe use the western method. I use a combination of the two, and it works well for me. I enjoy it, though I find Crochet faster, I can do this craft quite well and easily.
Oh well, so I had to work on getting the powerpoint presentations together for them as well as supplies lists and a press release (it only needed minor modifications when I handed it off so that’s great!). For the knit and crochet classes we will be working on creating a washcloth. Not too exciting, but not too complicated either.
The public library will also be offering beginners computer lessons this upcoming week and a week in March in addition to possibly offering other classes (it depends on what the library system decides). In another job I might be teaching a class on Library Research Skills, though I doubt it, but I will have a high-school class to teach the second week in March.
So, even though I have managed to almost spin 1/2 of a Quarter Ounce batt I received in my Phat Fiber box, I don’t have any crafting to post or to speak of. Let me see how March goes, and if I have a few craft posts at once I’ll try to spread them out more!
I managed to pick up a Phat Fiber Sampler Box, mixed yarn and fiber. There was a huge variety of fibers and yarns to play with. Between the stitch markers and the different cards from supply providers, each with some kind of discount, this box was a veritable treasure trove of goodies.
I am certainly not sad that I picked this up. However, I am never going to get another box of this type again. The wide variety of fibers does not offset the fact that the samples are only about 1/4 oz each. I have been using my tahkli to spin these samples and managed to get them quite fine, then I triple plied them for strength. I was able to get 5 yards from the iChing sample and about 8 yards from a colorful wool I already had. Since it takes about 7.5 yards to create a Zoom Loom square, I was quite disappointed that I would not be able to create a sampler of Phat Fibers squares. C’est La Vie.
iChing singles and plied yardage on my niddy noddy.
Colored Wool Singles with my Tahkli Spindle and the plied yardage on my niddy noddy.