I decided this week that I really needed to sample the brown Merino to see what I had. It is hard to plan for a project when you are not sure how much yarn you need or have or even what the weight of the yarn is in spinning terms. I had singles on 3… Continue reading Spinning a 1650 and more
My very first project since mailing in my book for grading is to spin 4.2oz of silk. I bought this silk two summers ago at the Salida Fiber fest from Dragon Faery Dyeworks. This is the first chance I have had to spin it up. I am spinning it rather fine. Then I am… Continue reading Silk = Happiness
Well, it’s finished. It turned out amazing. It has a slight prickle factor from the guard hairs in the Yak. But once you are wearing it for a while, I find them easy to get used to. My husband is beyond pleased. Only now he has to wait for it to get graded and returned.… Continue reading Leg Warmers and finished projects.
What Have I been doing this week? I’m glad you ask, I have been Knitting. Knitting in the snow storm on the way to swim meets (thank goodness for my husband driving), knitting at swim meets, knitting at practice, knitting at chorus and piano lessons…. knitting. I am at that place in these things where… Continue reading Knitting and crumpets
There really is not a St. Distaff. I know, I was sad too. If you wish to know more about this day on Jan 7th know as St. Distaff’s day, here is the link. If you want to know the patron saint of spinners, it is St. Catherine of Alexandria…. I will let you read… Continue reading Happy St. Distaff’s day
It seems that I am late with a New Years post. It’s been a little busy here. Every year for the past few the two week break we take at the holidays has become my time to frantically try to finish my MSP homework. This year I have been actually doing well. I finished most… Continue reading 2016