Thursday, May 03, 2018 7 comments
Never leave knitting on the needles around animals (cats) and small children. The test knit shawl I have been working on was in the last 25% and then a great niece visited. She is a little over two. The shawl is now 8 rows away from being 25% do... Read more
After Spinning and Before Weaving, Knitting
Tuesday, May 01, 2018 2 comments
I am taking a hiatus from spinning for a number of days to see if I can pound out some WIPs. In pulling together things I have a BSJ, the test knit, a charted shawl, a cowl, and a brioche scarf. The cowl seems to need the least time as I read th... Read more
I am over the moon!
Monday, April 23, 2018 3 comments
The spinning wheel that I rehabbed in over the winter at the village worked with a few quirks. Old wheels always have quirks and ones that have not been used in who knows how long have more than the usual number of quirks. But it spun and I was ... Read more
Huge exciting weekend!
Monday, April 16, 2018 5 comments
Friday night was setting up tables, chairs, stage, etc. for the Iowa Federation of Handweavers and Spinners meeting on Saturday. We had Joan Ruan, champion of cotton and hemp as the speaker on Saturday. In the morning she walked us through the ... Read more
Surprise! No change!!
Thursday, April 05, 2018 6 comments
I was a bit apprehensive last week at the conference since Dearly Beloved decided to come along. When I travel by myself I take protein drinks, apples, protein bars, and cheese for breakfast and lunch. Consequently I do not eat a lot of calories... Read more
This has been tremendous!!
Saturday, March 31, 2018 2 comments
PlyAway 3 has been another sterling success. Today is the last day. I have one class this morning (knitting ergonomics) and this afternoon I minion for my friend in vendor hall. At 3pm we pack up her booth and at 4pm we load out. Everything is s... Read more
Wow! This is going to help!!
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 3 comments
Yesterday my first session was "Know your wheel" which was not so much for my own wheel but I hoped that there would be a variety of wheels in the class that would be talked about so I could broaden my base of wheel knowledge to apply to the whe... Read more
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