I am knitting a Potatoe Chip Scarf ..to get away from some of my WIP...that is a bit boring and taxing.
Didn't think I would ever think knitting boring LOL
I am using a maroonish alpaca yarn I bought pre/ finding KnitPicks site.
I found this a bit challenging using this yarn for other projects...tried many patterns before just stashing it away.
And it is so heavenly soft...I desperately wanted to use it....
EUREKA ..moment...I tried knitting the PCS with…Continue
I knit every day. I have for several years and I love to knit… but sometimes I get in a spinning mode and just cannot stop spinning.
Several weeks ago, our guild leader Marlene asked me to help her with a project. She had recently received batches of processed Wensleydale fiber from her own sheep. Wensleydale sheep have some of the longest locks of any sheep breed. And they are super curly… I used some of these on two hats for my grandsons for Christmas. …Continue
For several years now my husband and I have been supporting Heifer International a charitable organization which gives animals to needy families around the world enabling them to become self sufficient and productive citizens in their own countries.
Heifer International does this by collecting donations from people everywhere and using that money to purchase animals that they know can provide good incomes as…Continue
From left: dyed merino, dyed merino blended in drum carder, bay black alpaca, dyed blended merino and alpaca carded together, and same mix carded further.
I ran the dyed merino…Continue
Anyone recognize this fiber?
This is brown and black poodle hair, left over from Rocky and Sunny's last grooming appointment. I had Marcia, our groomer, collect it and give it to me. It's only a month's worth of growth, though, so I'm going to mix it with another fiber or fibers to make a ski hat for their…Continue
OK, now we get into the real meat of my visit… hard core fiber addiction! I have it, my DD has it, and lo and behold, DGD3, Gracie, has it. A part of my reason for visiting at this time of year was to attend the Southwest Fiber Festival, at the Amado Territory Ranch/Inn, about 20 miles south of Tucson, AZ. I prepared two skeins of yarn for their skein…Continue
I have been preparing for about a month to visit my DD and her family in Phoenix, AZ… I will be leaving very early Wednesday morning, and will stay until next Tuesday. My DD has taken an extra week off from her job as an R.N. to spend this time with me. I am so excited! I…Continue
This has been an exciting 23 days of spinning! It all began July 3, with a marathon day of spinning and I finished my biggest batch of yarn for this event… 2 skeins in one day, 2-plied.…
As Peggy Stuart mentioned in her blog today, many of us have signed up for the Tour de Fleece (TdF) over on Ravelry, and are making steady progress toward our spinning goals. The rules are pretty simple, join the group and spin from July 3 - July 25, with two days of rest.
Most of us started on July 3... I planned to start early, but things around here got in the way, and it was nearly noon before I actually began my journey for the day. I obviously bit off way more than I…Continue
Before I could do that, I had to graft the shoulders. It was just like doing the toe of a sock, only more sts.
Most of you probably saw my FO in my last blog, in the comments. I didn't really think I could finish a whole Landscape Shawl in fingering weight yarn AND spin the required 4 oz of the yarn needed for it. I still can't believe I finished it!!! I'm still waiting for…Continue
Report from Ravelympics--I'm still out on the course, working away. I just finished the spinning part of my competition (Fleece to FO Long Track) and the yarn is having a nice bath. Here's what it looked like waiting for me to prepare the warm water laced with Kookaburra Woolwash.…Continue
It is a wonderful thing when your family understands your fiber obsession. My DH, while he would never try to purchase yarn for me, does everything he can to assist me... helping to wind yarn, creating new gadgets to assist in my knitting and spinning, taking care of lots of house work so that I can knit and spin, and finally bragging about each item I create. I couldn't ask for a better man.
Then there are my children! For Christmas, my DS filled a KP order full of items from…Continue
Hello all you knitters out there! It's been a few days since I did a blog, but it was only because I have been busy... very busy. I want to tell you about my Karin Tote. We left her in this state:
All of the actual knitting was completed, but none of the lining had been started. I have been mentally calculating for days how I would form the lining and interfacing prior to placing it into the bag. I measured my finished bag carefully,…Continue
Actually, the photo is a day old. I've done more than 30 rows since this photo was…Continue
...and the yarn I've already washed and dried is wound into balls:
Just a day and a few hours remain until the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics, and I'm feverishly getting ready for my participation in the Ravelympics. I've been spinning white baby alpaca to make the Landscape Shawl for the event "Fleece to FO Long Track." Here's what I plied last night:…Continue