Imagine me squealing with excitement as I write this post….. Experimenting with different methods of making hand spun yarn is so much fun! My spinning wheel has brought me a lot of delight and the Turkish drop spindle has been fun from time to time. But to be honest I haven’t been using my wheel…… Continue reading D.I.Y. Support Spindle!!!
Here it is- the thing that has been filling my little bits of time between being mom and keeping up a farmstead:
Here is a clue about the project I have been working on. I am so excited to share what it is next week! This just arrived in the mail yesterday and I have been devouring it! This book is all about “preserving” certain skills….. Happy Day! Heidi
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
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
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
This particular mohair had beautiful full curly locks. The fiber was smooth and silky. I didn’t want to damage the personality of the mohair so I gently pulled the locks free from the fleece and combed them one at a time. They fluffed up and practically begged me to spin a more woolen yarn…… Continue reading Spinning Vocabulary: Spun from the Lock & Woolen yarn