Archive for June, 2009

for July Phat Fiber box & in my Etsy shop

June 29, 2009



GOT FIBER unisex XL pink batik GOAT tshirt
GOT WOOL ladies small grey batik sheep tshirt
Sheep Batik t-shirt Unisex 2XL earth green
GOT WOOL unisex M pink batik tshirt
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blue DRAGON batik youth small tshirt
FREE SHIPPING batik GOAT mini project or notion drawstring bag NO TEXT
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earth green batik FLYING DRAGON tshirt youth medium
pink batik BUNNY tshirt youth med long-sleeve
Grey and Grape Shetland handdyed handspun yarn
Silver and Strawberry Coopworth Wool Handspun Handdyed Yarn
FOAMY PALE SEAS blue green handspun handdyed wool yarn
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I think for the July Phat Fiber box I am just sending the tie-dyed cotton yarn.  And some refrigerator magnets.  I will send more baglets for August, I think.  Anyone looking for the bags or the t-shirts with batiked llamas, sheep, alpacas, bunnies & goats should go to my Etsy shop–see the photos and link above.


So, today will be the day I need to get my labels made and tomorrow, hopefully, I will get my Phat Fiber sample in the mail to Jessie.

The house needs cleaning.  Half of the family is off at railroad camp, so the other two of us have a strenuous schedule of reading, swimming and  visiting the library to maintain, but I really need to make a space for a piano at my house.  FIL thinks we need one and we have a friend who wants to get rid of hers.  

We had a church picnic/paddle outing on Saturday which was fun.  Jane & Jerry’s grandchildren wanted to use my drop spindle.  I was “mean” and wouldn’t really let them do it, but I did let them spin it for me a bit.  Sunday I brought them some of their grandmother’s sheep’s wool, all washed and dyed and carded, and two spindles so they could play at making yarn themselves.  We had our first family canoe in 3 years and our boys said they enjoyed it.  We shall endeavor to repeat!


Tie-dyed cotton yarn in process…

June 25, 2009


This is Peaches & Creme yarn that I am dyeing with procion dyes with the non-sheep PhatFiber sample box in mind.  It took a LOT of rinsing.  Not like dyeing wool where it exhausts!   I think I’m going to like it, though…And I don’t think any of it is too tangled.  I won’t know for positive until it is dry and I poke at it more.  I think maybe it ought to be tiny little balls instead of skeins, but I’m not sure a good way to put the labels on if I do that.  hmmmmm

Lots of people on the Phat Fiber Ravelry group still  hankering for the little batik bags, but not sooo many of them selling on my etsy shop.  What gives?  I guess that not everyone has even gotten their June boxes, so I oughtn’t panic.  Anyhow, for July I am sending some of that tie-dyed yarn and some bags.  Haven’t decided how many total…Oh, and I got some magnets that look like my business cards and sent them directly to Jessie already for her to put in some boxes.

I sent a few (10?) batik bags to Susan for her to give away at her Spinning Bunny Open House this weekend.  If you live near Ithaca, NY, go by!  She has details on her website.

Sorry about Dirk’s father…

June 25, 2009

(Jun 25, 2009)

DWIGHT D. SMITH SR., 68, of Huntington, W.Va., widower of Lillian Diane Withrow Smith, passed away Wednesday June 24, 2009, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Museum of Radio and Technology, Harveytown, by Pastor Bill Holley. Burial will follow in Hatfield Cemtery, Willow Wood, Ohio. He was born March 28, 1941, in Huntington, a son of the late Ralph Thomas and Thelma Rutherford Smith. He was a machinist with B.H. Mott and Son and McCorkle Machine and Engineering. He was a member of Grace Gospel Church, President of the Tri-State Amateur Radio Association, Board Member of the Museum of Radio and Technology, Cabell County Convention and Visitors Bureau of Huntington, American Rifle Association, Amateur Radio Relay League and was a licensed amateur radio operator. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Madge Smith. Survivors include a son and daughter in law D. Darryl Smith Jr., and Leanna S. Smith; two godchildren, Megan Montanna Harless of Huntington and Thomas Marshall Harless of Lynn Haven, Fla; best friend Belle Burgess, and special friend and canine companion Dorri. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Reger Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to the family to help cover medical and funeral expenses.

The Super Phat Box to benefit the American Red Cross

June 3, 2009

After Jessie, who runs Phat Fiber, had a giant storm hit her town, she decided to do a benefit-donation SoOper Box.  Lots of the indie dyers and fiber people made donations that all go into a GIANT Phat Fiber Sample Box.  You get entered by giving monetary donations online to the American Red Cross.  See details at the Phat Fiber Blog, make your donation, maybe win.  Jessie made TWO videos that show all the stuff in the box.  My batik baglet (also available on my etsy shop and a small number of them in the June Phat Fiber boxes) is the first thing on the second part of the video, in case you want to see.

Celebration of Sunny’s life this Sunday

June 3, 2009

There will be a celebration of the life of Sunny Gooding (my mother in law), Sunday, June 7, at the Unitarian Church of Ithaca, corner of Buffalo and Aurora.

Cookies and coffee at 11:30, music at 12:00.

Memories can be sent to Ed Gooding – egoodin1 AT –

who will read as many as time allows.

My own little remembrance on this blog is here.

One “Bunny Nugget” done!

June 3, 2009

PICT2047Someone on the PhatFiber Ravelry group pointed us to Rebecca Danger’s Bunny Nugget pattern to use little bits of yarn.  So cute!  She has a “story” with them, too, which my kids loved.  I am going to make a whole bunch of these to give to all of the cousins–better get cracking, because I’m going to give this first one to one of Christopher’s classmates at school as a little birthday present.

Log cabin throw for a friend’s dad–in progress…

June 1, 2009

A friend of ours’ dad has cancer.  Apparently he likes blankets, and his son is fascinated by handspun yarn.  So, I’m knitting him a throw.  It is NOT all handspun, however.  I didn’t have enough of the right colors available, and plus, most of my handspun is wool–which, I guess, is not so good for people having all those chemo and radiation treatments.  I’m a little over half done, I think.  This is what I have so far:

PICT2041About half of the white/cream areas are superwash wool handspun.  The rest of it is machine washable–mostly acrylic.  I am all out of the splotchy blue yarn (LB “Mystery”) and have to get creative to finish the rest–right now I have 3 different #15 circular needles working and holding stitches while I add to it in various directions.  I don’t much like casting off and picking up–I keep as many edges live as possible, lol.  This is based on the Mason Dixon Log Cabin Moderne things.