"A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."
~George Moore

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011


I purchased these 100% Merino Wool bats from Fiber Monster. Colorway: Jade!

I've been wanting to ply for a while, so I spun up this gorgeous colorway and plied it with light color wool from JoAnn out at Sweet Home Spun. This was the result:
Update: the raspberry dye did not work out as planned. So next I'm going to try Kool Aid dying.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Natural Dyes

I found this website: Click Me on Natural Dyes and decided to give it a try!!My wool is soaking in Raspberry dye bath in this Mason jar :)

If this works well, I'd like to dye roving with some of my other favorite fruits and spin them together: color palate...
After that I'd like to try dying with Kool Aid. This website shows you how some of the flavors turn out. I especially like the grape, black cherry, changin' cherry, strawberry starfuit, and ice blue raspberry lemonade.

Texas Tech Sustainable Cabin

Sooooooooo Cool

Link: Click Me

Friday, January 21, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

First Attempt at Needle Felting


My light fleece with the rustic red tent.

Both of my new fleeces all spun up!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Fruitful trip to Sweet Home Spun!

I've been wanted to give needle felting a try and foung the most adorable book, "Wool Pets", so I also purchased some needles.
I'm excited most about doing some spinning on my two new fleeces. :) I also purchased a flicker to experiment with!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Weekly Outings with Finn and Simone

Simone and Finn in the tent we made!!(They're married and camping in the forest).

Finn being a puppy in a dog bed that is a bit small.

Knitting Goal: Finish my Sweaters!

I'm working on two sweater simultaneously: the owl sweater and the Lobito Jacket. I've been working on the owl sweater for a while now and lost momentum. In attempt to regain that momentum, I decided to start another sweater(the lobito) with Noro Yarn, which always motivates me.

The Owl Sweater.
My Progress: Owl Sweater. Torso is finished and a sleeve is started. I have to finish both sleeves, then make the yoke.

The Lobito Jacket.
My Progress: Lobito Jacket. The Body is almost finished, soon I will start on the chest(the multicolor part in the picture). I'm debating on either using white as my second color or not using a second color at all.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

To the largest

Rachel John, Extreme Knitting, 1000 Strand Knit

From the Smallest...

Althea Crome the knitter of Coraline's Sweater and Gloves!

Some of Althea's Impressive work.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The New Year brings new spinning

Color scheme that I plan to knit into a burly sweater!

JoAnn's natural roving spun up beautifully!!

Merino Top roving from Ohio Valley Natural Fibers(http://www.ovnf.com/). It has a cotton candy quality to it!

Warm colors added in pieces while spinning.

Cool colors added while spinning.

My Spinning Progress!!!!