Wednesday, January 21, 2009

What I did over Christmas

Well, a little something I did over Christmas. I made felted flowers from my spinning wool. This was my first time in the world of felted botanicals and I was rather pleased with the results. I added some beaded accents and voila! Two of my greatest loves are mated into a new craft. Maybe someday I will write the instructions down.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

What I'm Spinning: Gorgeous heather gray Cotswold top

What I'm spinning right now: a gorgeous heather gray Cotswold wool roving. Actually, it's done now, but I was spinning it about an hour ago.

Friday, November 2, 2007

What I'm Spinning: Bamboo top

Currently on one of my drop spindles is a handdyed bamboo top. Bamboo? Isn't that a big grass? Yes, it is, but it also creates a beautiful shiny and silky top. I find it softer and easier to spin than silk also. I'm going to be spinning more of this fiber- it's a welcome break from wools.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Out of the dyepot... although still drying

These are the fibers I dyed this weekend- Lincoln lamb, Karakul cross lamb, and llama.

What I'm Spinning: Citrus merino

Right now I'm spinning a handdyed shades of orange and yellow merino combed top on one of my drop spindles. Probably to be listed on my etsy store shortly.

What I'm knitting: Seashore Socks

These will be a Christmas present (I think). I call these "seashore socks" because it reminds me of sand, waves, and sea. I also dyed the yarn and was thinking about creating a colorway that was oceanic. This is the first sock. I'm at the heel right now. We'll see if I get done by Christmas.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

This is my last completed knitting project. Over Christmas when I took a few days off I learned to knit shawls. This is the Victorian lace something-or-other shawl. The pattern is free on The yarn is natural mix Patons Classic wool, and this is the second shawl I ever completed, took me about a week total. Yes, I goofed on part of the left side, but hey, it's my second shawl!