I started to make these mitts yesterday. I hope to finish them today. I took a break from the play as my shoulders and arms got hurt the other day shoveling show in our yard. You know you have a lot of snow in y our yard when you shovel it 5 times in one day . Then you look at it a few hours later and everywhere you shoveled has a foot of snow again in the yard. So I shoveled it again the next day and for some reason my right arm went all tingly and numb in some spots like I had pinched a nerve and others had lots of pain like a pulled muscle.
02 Feb 2013 6 Comments
I had some sample yarn cards that I purchased at a thrift store a few years
ago. I had originally thought I would use them in embroidery but that never happened. I also had this cone of wool in lace weight also from a thrift store a while back. Between the two items I spent about 4 dollars so no big investment to say the least. I was straightening up my project area and the basket that held the yarn samples tipped over and fell next to some purple roving.
A thought quickly ran through my head that I could spin the samples the same as I would roving and make 1 long piece of usable yarn that was multicolored and funky with a life of its own just like the rugs in my home that I make.
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02 Oct 2012 2 Comments
So you saw the post earlier about spinning milkweed. I have done other spinning and plying. We are actually learning plying in class tomorrow but I tend to jump the gun on most things as my teacher always tells me. I tend to overachieve and the rest of the class is to ignore me as I am an anomaly in the class. That being said
I have shown wool that I spun the first clas but here is where it is now.
This was spun on drop spindel then plied on drop spindel as well. This is a chuncky weight yarn
02 Oct 2012 8 Comments
I was told you could spin milkweed fluff so since I have milkweed in my yard and we are tarring out out yard currently I thought I would collect the fluff and give it a go. The milkweed in my yard is not an accident. My grandmother vova sent me seeds, my older sister sent me seed, and my middle daughter collected seeds. Thus three spots in my yard had plants each from a different person. My children and I collected the seed pods Saturday and removed the seeds from the fluff pretty simple just time consuming we collected about 14 pods. Milkweed is poisonous.
24 Sep 2012 6 Comments
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.
13 Sep 2012 4 Comments