The Sound of Music

This is the current production I am working on

Spinning class…and how to clean a fleece

card and wool i carded

As you are aware if you follow this blog I am learning to spin wool.  The first week we learned drop spindle, and homework was to spin all the roving we were given as part of our class fee,  We had two types of wool for  assignment one shorter haired than the other.  OK I was the only one that actual spun all of both rovings I was given.  I never understand why people pay good money for a class then do not do the homework.  So I will go through the steps I did to make the lovley carded wool you see above.

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Jack o’ lantern RPLAL free pattern for october

 You can download the pdf above use orange cord for the pumpkins and green cord in between.  Or do in all one color for a neutral look

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Just playing a little bit the other day.  This use to be a  size 6x dress that all three of my daughters wore when they were in kindergarten.  The hem was destroyed on the dress but I loved the fabric so I kept it all these years.
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Oberon’s crown… for Andrea

detail front

A few years back I made a crown for Oberon in the production of " A mid Summer nights Dream".  One of our family friends is now doing that production and wanted a similar hat so this is the hat I made for her yesterday and delivered this morning.
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learning to spin

IMG_4445 I took my first class out of a series of 6 or 8 weeks can not remember at the moment.  We worked with drop spindles last night I have a long way to go before I do something that looks like nice wool yarn to me.  But this class was not about making pretty yarn but about the technique involved with the  spinning of the spindle, drafting of the roving , and washing of the wool fleece. Wish me luck!

Yellow Sweater


I finished the yellow sweater or should I say it finished itself for me.   Meaning I ran out of the yellow cotton I was using. I would have liked it to be about six to eight inches longer and the sleeves about 4 inches longer but that is how it goes.  I think it will be nice in winter over a colored t-shirt to not have it be so open at the neck area plus it will be a nice color contrast there.  Just enough warmth for fall with out a coat and in winter with a coat.

Septembers RPLAL pattern scroll doily

Here is the pattern for the September RPLAL.

The actuall patter is much darker than the above picture. download below

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yellow sweater

  A few years back a made a yellow caplet that I gave to my sister in law as a gift.  Posts  of that previous item are here and here .  Modifications I made are below in this post.
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