Stand back, I’ve got this. We are going to wash our woolens. Yes, it will all be fine. No, they won’t get ruined or felted. Here’s a secret…. it’s not even hard. Really. I promise. First find the item to be washed. For me it’s my hat. I have not washed this hat since I… Continue reading Wash your woolens
I need to say that we are a smallish county. Our entire fair fits in a very small space. I kind of like that. I can let my kids even my 9 year old wander about and have freedom. Mostly that is because they are 4-Hers and they know al lot of other 4H kids.… Continue reading Observations from county fair
This was a hard week. I knew it was going to be a hard week. Every night there was something on the agenda. I had known for a month it was going to be crazy! It started with an out of town swim meet. So I was gone all weekend. We drove home on… Continue reading Endings and beginnings…
I was getting over confident. Just cruising along. All of a sudden, I didn’t add enough twist and the cotton slid through my fingers and wound on. So I pulled on the end, and it fell apart, then the end disappeared. NOOOOOO! I can’t find it. I decided to walk away, pour some wine, watch… Continue reading Just Breathe
For the past several years, as homeschoolers, we have not followed the normal schedule for our local schools. Not following it can be very liberating. We can vacation when we want and take days we need etc… the main problem with not following this schedule is that when you are off, all the activities your… Continue reading Spring Break-ish
I have plied, skeined and dried all of my brown Merino yarn. How many yards do I have? My normal method for figuring this out is to count the loops of the skien and then do the calculations for my 60″ niddynoddy. the problem with this method is that Merino has bounce or shrinkage. While… Continue reading How do you measure length?
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