The Life and Projects of An Avid Hobbyist

Thursday, May 27, 2010


The loverly Kristine gave me this plant as a housewarming gift this past winter. His name is Zed. I am not sure about the species of plant, but it grows like a weed and is in desperate need of replanting.

ZedAlign Center

Sitting next to Zed is approximately 152 yards of 4.5 wpi yarn. It came home with me as 4 ounces of pencil roving from this year's MDSW.

This was my first time spinning a superwash nylon blend.


Fiber Optic Yarns - Foot Notes Unspun Pencil Roving
80% merino - 20% nylon
Colorway: Rockwood, one of a kind


Ina said...

Beauteous handspun! I've been hoping to try Fiber Optic.

Could Zed be a spider plant or a dracena?

Anonymous said...

The yarn is fabulous, and nice to see a serial hobbyist in the Northern Jersey area.

Paula, the quilter said...

Kelli, your comment on my blog was set to 'no-reply' so I'm answering you here. The presentation case is essentially a pillow case (slip). There are a myriad of tutorials online to make them. The Quilt of Valor site ( has some instructions too, I believe.