Friday, February 15, 2008
This stuff is totally gorgeous - yummy fibery goodness. I cannot even describe it.
You must get some.
This is from Spunky Eclectic
I purchased 2 4-0z bundles of roving
BFL - soft and buttery smooth
I am starting to spin it up as we speak.
Really want to try the Andean plying technique - not sure -the 3-ply skein from the wheel . I am using the Ashford Traveller. Ready for a new one! Who says you can only have one.
I used - 1-pkg cherry - 1-lemon/lime - 1-orange.
I did add vinegar - glug, glug - then let it sit like 30-40 min before putting it in lavender rinse water.
JoJo - 6.5 yrs old - our family adopted her from Shepherd Rescue when she was 15 months old - what a doll she is
Shepherd/hound mix Great dog.
Nikki - is 7 months old - adopted from Adirondack Save-A-Stray - rescued puppies from high kill shelters.
She was 8 weeks old and almost died - she was one of 12 pups who never got any food - she is a great dog. Just spayed two days ago so she is calm right now :)
She is black lab / pit mix - The rescue folks told me no way she was pit - but look at those eyes! I say she is - but she is a sweetie pie. No aggression at all. Very obedient. Still working on her laziness to go pee outside! Arrggggghhhhhhhh!
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Arrgggggggghhhhhh! What a difference that made in how the fleece carded up
I was not real happy with the stuff. Fought with it lots. It was supposedly already cleaned. Ok?? hmmm.
Well, it was not the greatest but I learned a lot from this experience.
As I went along I learned to allow the fiber to card and spin the way it wanted to and stop fighting with it.
I ended up with a semi-soft yarn. Worsted weight. It is ok - I will dye it, maybe a hat, who knows.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
I sat down and made these mitts for my boys - and one for adults as well. I used cotton batting - which is way better than the poly batting as it is warmer - next time I would use two layers of cotton batting on the front and back piece so that there are four cut out pieces of the batting. Other than that the pattern worked out great.
Pattern is free and can be found here: http://www.thelongestyear.typepad.com
Also there are other photos on my Flickr account
Thanks for looking!
I used some Sugar and Cream yarn that I purchased years ago - in Raspberry - Used 1/14 skein for the sweater. At this point it is done - just blocking right now. Will add a sheer brown ribbon to the sweater. Also made a hat to go with it. Will show it when all done.
Quick and easy to make and just adorable.
Here are some Fetching Fingerless Gloves I made back in November 07
I used Patons Decor Yarn which has some wool in it and makes for a nice soft wearable piece - also washable.
Free pattern on http://www.knitty.com