What is a puni? New offerings at iKNITiatives!

iKNITiatives now offers Punis! What are Punis you ask?  I will give you a very pared down explanation. They are tightly rolled, cigar-like preparations of fiber for you to spin. They are similar to that of Rolags, however, most people find them easier to spin and more portable. Hand carders are used to prepare both…

My latest handspun

Here is a small pile of my latest handspun. From bottom left to top middle to right: Fiber by Gwen Erin Natural Fibers (mixed variety spun into a gradient), Fiber by Louet (natural Dorper top), and Fiber by Turquoise Owl (mixed fiber puni blend) I have become so much better at my spinning by taking…

Maize mitts… or a variation of

When I was recently looking through my hand-spun yarn stash, I picked out some fiber dyed by Three Waters Farms that I spun into a lovely 2 ply. I believe I have close to 800 or so yards between 6 skeins. The fiber is a mixture of Polwarth wool and silk and let me tell…

Newest fiber additions

I’ve been on a bit of a dyeing break as I wait for my new shipment of undyed yarn to come in. While waiting over the past couple weeks, I was able to dye up a few braids of 100% Superwash Merino. I love superwash merino for its smooth as butter spinning capability and the…

A Serene Spin…

Dare I say, I will be spinning my own hand-dyed 100% Merino Top this evening. I have no name for it but it reminds me of a lush deep green rain forest with deep colored jewel-toned flora. It is approx. 3.9 ounces and so soft to touch. Merino Top is one of my favorites to…

Thin Spin

I’m spinning up my First Bloom colorway fiber from Three Waters Farm and it is 85% Polwarth 15% Tussah Silk and I love it! It is such a dream to spin with. This by far has to be my favorite fiber combo to spin. I’m getting it really thin, which I like, and so far…

Fiber is delicious.

Happy Easter everyone! I’m truly blessed and thankful to God for my loved ones and everything he’s given to me. He is great! I’m so ready for spring and all of spring’s colors and in preparation, I purchased some lovely spring inspired colorways from Three Waters Farm in First Bloom and Flowering Quince. First Bloom…

For the love of Fiber

Here are pics of the fiber I recently purchased from Three Waters Farm and Hanks in the Hood off of Etsy: I started spinning the Three Waters Farm last night and it is a mix of 50% Merino 30% Alpaca 20% Silk. I love how it is spinning up. My spinning is getting more consistent…