Hi Sweety :))) Long Time No Talk too .. Sure Hope You're Feeling Better then I Am .. Caught a Bug from the Kids & boyyyy Did it Get a HolD of Me yuckkkk but I Never Heard the Wind Up to the Dangling Tooth Story LoL I Never run into You in SAL anymore & I'm Anxious to Know What Happpened With The Dangling TOOTH!!! lol rofl Hugggssss Me
PS, forgot to add, We fixed my 40 yr old ashford wheel. It is still hurting but now i can ply!!!
it cost $70 and was worth it. Although it rocks a tad, I am happy to have it available to ply.
Hi hon, it's grace!!! The book you recommended is going to be a gift to me from my dh. I know you posted it a while back but i think it will help solve many of my sock issues. I love what you wrote about cuffs, and how you make gift socks and they fit. Thanks so much for posting and I also wanted to ask, How does Romney feel? I am isolated where i live, I love alpaca, I also love merino/angora I enjoy merino but when it is the superwash i find it harder to spin just like i am finding llama harder to spin, BTW my dear friend who is the only spinner near me, she raises these sheep, dorset/suffolk PERFECT for spinning, and needlefelting..but although it is great to felt and use for purses etc, it is too rough for skin,So which wools do you think are the softest for tender skin? smiles,grace
I just looked up River Falls, WI and saw it really isn't that far from Durand. My grandma is in the "home" in Durand and my sis lives in Mondovi. Maybe next time I go up there we can meet up for coffee/tea or something. :)
So glad to add you hon, How is your spinning going? What is your fav fiber to spin?
MY drop spinning is getting too thin. I tried for a year plus to go thinner and now I can't get thick and soft again! I wonder, do you know how to do that?
My wheel has parts sitting there, but it is an old Ashford and so My dh is concerned about doing more damage.. so I drop spindle spin too. see my blog on spinning to stop pain take care,blessings, grace
Oh, I am so happy to hear that that's what it is! I just ordered some for myself, too. I am knitting with it for the first time right now. I am using the Shadow Pink Posy Heather that was also on clearance and loving it. I got the Chinook shawl kit in pinks, and really liked the feel of the Alpaca Cloud, so I went a little crazy on those sale yarns when I ordered. :) I got 5 skeins of that Cappuccino Heather. I'm not totally sure what I'll make with it, but I do know it is for me! Nobody else in my family likes brown, anyway. :)
I came looking for Stonington pictures... is it the light green with lace edging? I've read about the shawl and considered it. I love your BSJ with the hood, the yarn ball holder bag and all your little finger puppets!! Such cute things!
Hi again, thanks for pre Christmas comments, especially about your socks going thin. I was horrified to find that the OE Sheepdog slippersocks had 2 HUGE holes in them, so I filled in holes with crochet and they are fine. I'm now looking at my others and have devised a cunning plan. I think I can unpick the sock back to rib ankle. I will then reknit my sock by adding a ply of another wool to the unpicked wool. I will work it out so that unpicked wool from part that was the heel and sole is now on the top of sock. This may or may not work and might be more trouble than it is worth, but you must know me by now, and if there is something to experiment with I will have do it. I think in future i will be using the K1 Slip 1 heel reinforcing stitch for the underside of heel and sole. If worn as slipper socks, as the sole is going to wear out first.
Here's hoping you had a wonderful Christmas and I should be ready for another Blog by next week. Barbara
Hi and glad to be your friend. I'm hoping I will get a chance to have a look at all your interesting photos etc. on your page, but today has turned out to be filled with extra household chores so far. I am also trying to finish 2 pairs of socks, both currently at the heel. After all, I must have something to show on next week's blog.
Happy Weekend. Barbara