I have always wanted to try dying wool! I enjoy making yarn with my spinning wheels and spindles, so I thought it would be fun to try dying some of my handspun. I do not have professional dyes at the moment, and the koolaid I bought to dye with has long been mixed and consumed… Continue reading Craft Adventure – Dying Yarn with Food Coloring
Plied the last bits of my Woolgatherings Superwash BFL today. The drop spindle is a very hand tool, along with my makeshift Andean Bracelet… Just to free up a couple bobbins for this… The oatmeal BFL from Paradise fibers…the plan is a nice 2 ply to knit a vest. We shall see if 8oz. Will… Continue reading Plying and Spinning
Just received some lovely fibers I want to share with you spinners out there. So scrumptious! The first is a rose color blend by Ashland Bay from Slim Chicken. It is 70% merino (21.5 microns) and 30% tussah silk. I’m spinning it on my drop spindle. This spins like butter, but is really more grey… Continue reading Spinning….
I told you a couple weeks ago about my new-to-me Ashford Traditional Spinning Wheel. When I bought it, it was a little rough…meaning it was missing parts, dirty and the wood needed conditioning…badly. I cleaned it up with the help of DH and my flyer and bobbins came in last Wednesday. So, now I have… Continue reading Spinning….
Looky, looky what my Mom bought for me at a local Thrift Shop….. This is an Ashford Traditional from 1982, based on the spokes, the circle of A’s emblem on the front leg and the position of the scotch tension knob, close to the spinner. Yippee!!! This is my dream wheel, the one I always… Continue reading Reconditioning
I have big plans for this hand painted roving from Woolgatherings…big plans! I have gotten the idea into my head that I will be able to spin this (on my drop spindle) and knit a pair of socks for my husband for Christmas….what do you think? Here is a pic of some of the spun… Continue reading Big Plans
…but I can’t get over how much fun it is to create your own yarn from a large 2 oz. piece of lovely, creamy white, wool roving. I spun this clockwise (z twist) on my drop spindle and am not plying but knitting with it as a single. It is smooshy, and springy and I… Continue reading Forgive Me For Geeking Out….
Carolina Fiber Fest hit Raleigh on May 18-20, 2012 and it was great fun! I met Kimberly Nicdao Villareal at The Buffalo Wool Company booth and she was very sweet…I enjoyed chatting with her about Bunnies and Family:0)There was so much to see this year and, of course, you couldn’t do it all in one day!… Continue reading Carolina Fiber Fest
Indeed…where did it go? I realize that my time management skills have not been very good. I have never been able to accomplish as much as I would like to. It is something I have realized in working with FlyLady. I believe it has something to do with my attitude towards tasks that need to… Continue reading Where Did The Time Go?
I have two little Chihuahua/Shih-tzu mix puppies named Brody and Julliette. They are Brother and Sister, believe it or not. I know they look cute and all, but they are baaaad puppies. They have learned to dig under the back yard fence and escape to the wide open reaches of our suburban neighborhood. Little stinkers….so, in… Continue reading Bad Puppies