knitting, Spinning, Wool

Delayed birthday knitting

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

Life and Family, Spinning, Wool

Cleaning leads to spinning?

I finally feel better from the stomach bug this weekend.  Our youngest is back to her usual self, our teen is recovering from being sick yesterday, and Peanut is currently in the beginning stages of feeling horrible with a slight fever.  I cleaned our main room a bit today and opened the shades to let… Continue reading Cleaning leads to spinning?

cross stitch, Doll making, Other crafts, Sewing

Stabby things

Years ago, when Peanut was the same age as Miss 4 year old, I had a YouTube channel focused on cross stitching. It didn't run for long but my obsession for cross stitching did. Like my other hobbies, I jumped in with both feet and bought -everything- I could possibly need. It definitely helped that… Continue reading Stabby things

knitting, Spinning, Wool

Stash Sunday

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

EPP, knitting, Other crafts

Neon stripes and little hexagons

I've taken a few days to figure out what projects I wanted to work on. Having so many hobbies is a blessing but also most often a curse. I often feel guilty when I'm working on anything besides my knitting, since it was my first "love" (well technically I did crochet before but we don't… Continue reading Neon stripes and little hexagons

knitting

Sample knitting and socks

I started sample knitting for my LYS a couple weeks ago. It's a great way to knit patterns that look fun but aren't something I'd wear or use new yarns. So my main project right now is this shawl by Casapinka, The pattern is Llama Drama and the yarn is Yakima from Plymouth yarn. I… Continue reading Sample knitting and socks

knitting

Three weeks of crafting – pt. 2

In my head, splitting up these catch-up posts into a few smaller posts makes more sense than having you scroll through a super long post. This one will have actual projects in it so yay! Shortly after New Year's, I finished Miss 4-year-old's sweater and she wore it to her preschool art class on the… Continue reading Three weeks of crafting – pt. 2

knitting, Spinning, Wool

10 days left

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