This week went by in a blur. Somehow it's Saturday and I don't know where the week went. I've been knitting and spinning every spare chance I have trying to finish projects. The mitts for my middle kiddo are coming along. The first is done - except for the thumb. I'm going to wait until… Continue reading Knit faster, the holidays are coming!
I finished knitting my dad's hat with my handspun. This yarn is an Aran weight spun from Gotland lamb roving. There was quite a bit of vegetable matter in the fiber still and I got most of it out while spinning but found some while knitting. I spun this on my Spin-E-Kube espinner. I have… Continue reading Dad’s Christmas hat
My youngest always says I'm spinning white fluffy clouds when I spin this Targhee Debouillet cross. And I definitely feel that way when I'm spinning. I tried to leave a little lanolin in the wool when I scoured to keep it soft and smooth. I plan to use this as warp on a weaving project.… Continue reading Spinning clouds
I've always loved freaking out the muggles by knitting in public. I've even combed and carded wool at the park while the girls played. Today is no different, I'm knitting on a new project - a hat for my dad for Christmas. I'm using my handspun that came out to an Aran/light bulky weight and… Continue reading Park knitting
I'm slowly making progress on my middle kiddos fingerless mitts. The first mitt is about an inch away from binding off, then just the thumb left. She loves it so far and the yarn is really nice to knit with. I decided to put the Milo vests in the basket of ignored projects until after… Continue reading WIP Wednesday and plus a cast on
I had full plans to blog this weekend. Knitting plans and spinning and that all went down the drain. Little Miss 4 year old got sick with middle sister's cold on Wednesday last week, then by Friday she was miserable. On Saturday she added a fever and tummy troubles to the mix. Once she started… Continue reading Wool and woes
Today we had my dad over for Thanksgiving lunch. My mom had to work and I didn't want him to be stuck at home alone. Since our two youngest are still dairy-free and one is soy-free as well, I made everything from scratch. We had turkey, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes & gravy, corn, and… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving
Every year I say I'm not going to knit for the holidays. And every year I end up trying to cramp a bunch of projects in the queue in time for gifting. While it's not a huge deal if I don't finish these projects in time, I'd still like to get them done quickly. The… Continue reading Christmas knitting fever
I just finished weaving in the ends on my husband's late birthday / early Christmas socks. The yarn was nice to knit with and I have plenty to make another project or two with the left overs. I might make a pair of mittens or a slouch hat. For now, I need to finish a… Continue reading Hubby’s socks are done!
I started blending the multiple shades of grey in my Cormo fleece so I have a more even shade. Most of the locks are a medium grey but some are very light. There will still be some differences between the bundles but I think it will blend better than if I didn't do this step.… Continue reading Blending and combing