I've been busy preparing for a local vendor event this weekend. So far I've made needle felted coasters, felted dolls, resin pieces and plan to see a few baby dolls. I set up my time so it's like a job, only working on those items during the day which saved night time crafting for personal… Continue reading Crunch time
I've made tons of progress this weekend on the teens belated birthday mitts. Stockinette is perfect for mindless knitting and quick results. I'm past the second set of increases and waiting for the teen to try it on before I go too much further. I split the full yarn cake in half with 198 yards… Continue reading Mitt progression
Slowly making progress on Miss teen's birthday mitts. I'm past the thumb split and working up the arm. We are coming with my parents this weekend so I'm enjoying the beautiful weather and knitting outside. Until next time, laugh often, love deeply and knit the day away!
I finally finished spinning the 3 black and purple braids of merino I bought awhile ago. Last night I wound one to start knitting a birthday pair of arm warmers for my teen, whose birthday was yesterday. Story of my life lately. The yarn is 100% merino that I custom ordered for the teen. Spun… Continue reading Delayed birthday knitting
After stalking the UPS driver all day yesterday my EEW 6 was delivered late last night. I put it together and reorganized (again) my cart for both wheels. My plan today is to finish the last ounce or so left of my desert pools fiber on my nano then ply it tomorrow on the 6.… Continue reading New wheel!
I haven't touched my knitting since last week. I've been working on dolls still. But I did spin a bit today. By a bit I mean 4 ounces, part of Miss Teen's sweater fiber. Spun on my SpinEKube since the bobbins are bigger. The singles came out to be about a fingering weight, which is… Continue reading When fiber spins itself
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
This spinning project basically spun itself right off my wheel. This is from Blue Moon Alpacas on Etsy. 4 ounces of 23 micron merino and sparkle. "Once upon a time" colorway. I'll measure the yardage after it gets a soak. WPI is currently between a lace and light fingering weight but I expect it to… Continue reading Sparkly spinning
After I finished hats for both hubby and my dad in December, I had yarn left from my Gotland lamb handspun yarn. While cleaning for the New Year, I found some previous handspun from when I first got my Spin-E-Kube wheel. It was 144 yards of a worsted-ish weight yarn, (10 wpi falls between worsted… Continue reading Three weeks of crafting – pt. 4