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Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Now that I've been spinning my own yarn...I'm so excited! I have so much yarn coming out of my ears. I'm hoping that Hailey will help me use up what commercial yarns I have...she's got the know how, but is lacking on the drive. One day...maybe.
I also ventured into making a rag rug. I bought some sheets and started the task of ripping them up. What fun! Lol
Now I have a good sized rug in my livingroom.
I have started knitting with my hand spun yarn as well...my first project wasn't the best. Kinda coarse...as my first skeins were plied with thread. I finally tried to ply yarn on itself and my oh my what a lovely treasure! So soft and just beautiful!
As many of you know...I've been knitting about 7 years now. I started to get bored and needed a new challenge... so I started dreaming about something new. Spinning!! I started out using a home made drop spindle. Fun...but slow. I needed something more...
So I started to look on YouTube at all the spinning adventures. I was then looking for a spinning wheel. I found one for $85. Not a bad price to start with...considering the prices I've now seen for wheels! Talk about ouch! Anyhow, I bought the wheel and brought it home...where it sat for 3 months collecting dust. I quite honestly was intimidated.
I finally broke down and tried to get going on it. Talk about frustration! I wasn't any good at learning how to drive a stick...so it was a rough start learning how to get the wheel going in one direction, getting the yarn to go onto the bobbin...ect. too many moving parts. Lol
I kept on. I am in a few groups for spinning on facebook. Someone gave me a world of advice: listen to slow rythem music while treadling in order to slow down the treadle. So many moving parts. FINALLY, after a few months something clicked!
I started 2 plying with threads. Just recently I started plying on itself....and WOW!! what a difference!
I've since created some beautiful yarns.
Friday, January 1, 2016
Today is such a blustery, cold day! Great for knitting and coffee or cocoa.
Wanted to play catch up again...sharing my knits. Also, our newly acquired lovebirds...one of which we named Sebbi...she loves to be in the mix. So curious. But I am sure to guard my needles as she loves to hop up and start chewing! 0_o can't have that!
So first up we have: an order for fingerless mitts. Done 2 at a time using magic loop. Then duplicate stitch letters added for personalization. I love how the letters turned out! I'm getting better at duplicate stitch. ;)
Next up: the dead fish hat (free pattern on ravelry)...made for fun for my daughter. She's only modeled it once. Lol its cute, but I think I may need to find a new home for it!
Next: I recycled a large knitted project that my daughter grew out of...and only had to purchase one new skein. This hooded scarf turned out really great! Very warm for these last cold days! I may add a section to it in the back tho cuz where hood ends and scarf starts....the neck actually gets cold if you don't have a collar on your jacket. Brrrrr.
Next up is Sebbi our oh so attention starved lovebird lol. She's so into everything. Loves to be in the mix as mentioned above. Ain't she cute?
Lastly and most exciting is a test knit for a friend of mine. She wrote her first pattern for a hooded cowl with cables. So pretty and so cozy! I'm trying to encourage her to try to sell her pattern. I think it's really awesome!