For the most part, I try to knit and spin from stash fiber/yarn, but I've had a few fiber purchases come in the last month. My yarn stash is usually adequate for small projects and occasional kid sweaters. But since most of my yarns are single skeins bought with socks in mind, I have to… Continue reading Stash Sunday
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
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
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
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
When I teach myself a new hobby, I typically jump in with both feet and my eyes closed. Basically, I go crazy buying everything I might need and ignore the fact that I don't have enough time for the hobbies I already have. The same happened when I decided to get back into spinning a… Continue reading From raw fleece to cozy sweater