This is some of the fluffiest loveliest alpaca to card. Almost shiny.

First yarn on the new wheel! Doesn’t look like much but I love the color. Core spun, my first, which explains the super twistiness. I call it M’Vashnek after the Buffy episode I was watching while I finished it. Yes, I’m a dork.

I’m really happy with how this double butter turned out. Shea & Cocoa Butter, Barber Shop scent, pumice in the solid green, and perfect edges! I love these new molds!

Trying to get back into spinning. I’m sure the new wheel will help. Kromski Sonata. Isn’t she grand?!

Wedding Soap (and first time someone paid me to make soap!). Lavender Mint and Chocolate Mint. I have wonderful friends who helped with the flowers. Really the did ALL of the flowers and I glued them on.

I successfully made French bread!!!! Biggest success as a home baker!!!!  Yes this really warrants all these exclamation points!!!!!!  The crunch, the smell, the texture, the taste….amazing…  Really, it’s Peter Reinhart’s Pain a l’ Ancienne, but that’s even better.  The Anadama wasn’t quite as good, but worth a shot.  

When I make more than 30 loaves of awesome bread, my Christmas prep shall be complete and the world shall be won!! (this is my pre-baking binge warrior stance…be afraid).

Three months ago, I started this lovely yarn.  Then lots happened: death of a loved one, coworker leaving, promotion, and work’s busy season (schools and special events)…So, I’ve been on hiatus!  However, I finally finished this lovely angora blend! It may have been one of the hardest rovings to deal with (way to densely packed), but it looks great. I’ve decided to call it Ray because it reminds me of rays of light, and because I started it right before my uncle passed. Love you Uncle Ray. Something small for you :)

It’s already one of those weeks.  I need something happy so I thought I would share my kitties. What’s better than happy fluffy love?

Sunset, flames, a sea of fire breathing on my spindle….love.

Sunset, flames, a sea of fire breathing on my spindle….love.

Rosemary Peppermint Soap! Successful Swirl with this one!  Annie and I had fun here, and these bars are setting up nicely.  Already hardening and whitening after a couple days. I just love how each cut is totally different!

ALPACALYPSE! This is my official yarn-making shirt! Seriously, I want a Llamageddon one now too!  http://www.threadless.com/product/5091/Alpacalypse

ALPACALYPSE! This is my official yarn-making shirt! Seriously, I want a Llamageddon one now too!  http://www.threadless.com/product/5091/Alpacalypse

On the wheel now. SO PRETTY! Another backlog roving from Christmas 2011 (the year everyone bought me roving). Angora blend.

On the wheel now. SO PRETTY! Another backlog roving from Christmas 2011 (the year everyone bought me roving). Angora blend.

Finally Finished the Monet Colinette. I think I might have serious feelings for this one….584 beautiful yards (and I still have one more 6oz braid of roving to go!) I don’t think I’ve made any other yarn this perfect (or I might just be playing favorites right now.

24 skeins it is! The husband brewed a Red Rye Pale Ale while I set some new and old skeins. Love these colors, and happy to have the backlog cleared out!

It’s a beautiful day to set some skeins. I’ll admit, I’m terrible at remembering to set them when I finish spinning. So today, I just decided to set everything…or at least what I could get to while the hubby brewed.

It’s a beautiful day to set some skeins. I’ll admit, I’m terrible at remembering to set them when I finish spinning. So today, I just decided to set everything…or at least what I could get to while the hubby brewed.