Here it is- the thing that has been filling my little bits of time between being mom and keeping up a farmstead:
I just HAD to create something today. And I wanted to use some of my beautiful handspun yarns. But I was feeling too impatient to knit or crochet something…well, real. These handspun yarns are just so pretty to look at! To be honest, they intimidate me because they are so pretty. I don’t want to ruin it.…… Continue reading Handspun in the Hair: what to do with art yarn
There is just something about seeing these little people around me with yarn and needles in their hands. The joy that lights up their faces when a tangle of string turns into a thing! Perhaps it is because I feel that same sense of accomplishment when I create a thing, that it excites me so to watch…… Continue reading A Nation of Knitters
Every skill comes with it’s own set of tools and know-how. This posting is especially for the newbee who is overwhelmed with the options of needles in the craft store or online. Other knitters might read on just to see if they learn something new, or you might have some valuable knowledge to lend us…… Continue reading Knitting Toolbag: the needles
It’s been rough week plus a little. To start off last week, my body began a flare up of my chronic illness which includes but isn’t limited to: fatigue, pain, difficulty eating and skin irritations. I haven’t had much energy for even knitting or spinning. Although I did do a little… And we also…… Continue reading Diary of a Fiber Artist entry #1
“I want to take each outfit and make sure it was made lovingly, and really want him to enjoy seeing pictures later of all the things that were made just to make him special ..”
Just for fun I decided to time myself knitting a row the American (or english) way, holding the yarn in the right hand, against Continental, holding the yarn in the left hand. I got some interesting results!
This month has been crazy busy. If it is any indication of how the rest of the year is going to be, then wow, I better not blink or I might miss it! I seem to have peaked the curiosity of others where I live. Without any suggestion on my part I was nominated to… Continue reading From Wool to Wear: a look at processing Alpaca
My baby was mesmerized by the needles and yarn as I went along. I wondered how much of my crafting would just be absorbed into her developing brain causing it to be easier for her to take up needles and create when she gets bigger.
The most important items I packed for this trip were my tools of trade. And underwear. It was nice when on the road this time because I was not the driver and I was able to play with yarn. On my last trip, especially during dull stretches of highway, it was tempting to get it…… Continue reading Traveling Fiber Arts