One of the biggest frustrations I heard when I was in my Level 4 class was that there was no time to spin anything other than our homework, which consists of 10 yard skeins. Up to this year, I agreed somewhat. I was always able to accomplish at least one other spinning project in the… Continue reading Life Beyond 10 yard skeins.
I have come to the part of my homework I dread everytime…. the art yarn section. Every year we are given several art yarns to spin. I think I may have mentioned in the past my dislike of art yarns. I don’t really use them in my knitting. While they are all the rage in… Continue reading Novelty 3Ply Spiral yarn
One of my new fibers for this year is Raime. Of course I have heard of Raime. Did I have any idea what that was? Nope. It turns out that Raime is a cellulose bast fiber. It is similar to flax. It comes from a shrub. For more information of Raime check here and here. Raime… Continue reading Raime
In the midst of the plum craziness my husband told me that he had found a recipe for this syrup that you could add to both cocktails and fizzy water for a refreshing drink. The syrup is called a “shrub”. Last week I finally had time to look at the recipe and try it out.… Continue reading Shrubs
As I mentioned in my last post, 40 lbs of peaches and 20 lbs of pears landed at my house about 2 weeks ago. Crazy! The morning after we received that bounty, I was called out of town unexpectedly. So I left my 13 year old in charge of dealing with the fruit. The pears… Continue reading Peaches and Pears…. OH MY!
In the midst of Flax my two daughters and their friends went down to the park in our neighborhood where they have been anticipating some plums. Several plum trees are planted there. Anyway, about an hour later they come back with plums…. so many plums…. The above picture is about half of the plums… these… Continue reading And then there were plums