First off, yikes! I realized late last week that I hadn't posted a blog post in a while, and then the thought of trying to catch up with "all the crafting" that I had done in that time got to be overwhelming so I tried to ignore it. While I had big hopes of doing… Continue reading Three weeks of crafting – pt. 1
Yay middle kiddos fingerless mitts are done. I'm excited to have another FO and free needles. Can't wait to see her face when she tries them on. Until next time, Laugh often, love deeply, and knit the day away!
I bought some needle felting supplies a couple months ago when I saw how much waste I'd have from combing my wool fibers. I had filled a gallon bag with grey Cormo and decided it was time to make something. This little bunny was the result of my needle felting time this weekend. The girls… Continue reading Stab, stab, repeat!
Although I'm done with holiday gift knitting, I still have been pushing myself to finish my current projects on the needles. *knocks on wood* I might actually finish them in time to be holiday gifts! Of course, now that I've said that, the universe will mess with me, oh well. First up with Miss 4… Continue reading 10 days left
About 7 years ago I knit this sweater for my now middle kiddo. It was not one of the first sweaters I had knit however both the cast-on and bind-offs were a bit tight. To be honest, it was never her favorite sweater but that's ok. Fast forward several years, we have Miss 4 year… Continue reading Reclaiming yarn
Friday night we had a slight dusting of snow. Enough that it covered the ground, more than a dusting but less than half an inch. Our youngest kiddos were so excited to go out and play yesterday morning. As soon as miss 4 year old came back in she said she'd never go play in… Continue reading Cold weather means more wool
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