Monday, June 19, 2017

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Spinning - I learned!

Well, I learned how to spin on a drop spindle.  Here are two small skeins that I finished today.

Here's pictures of them before they were soaked and set...





Here is a picture of the finished "skeins".  Look nice?




The blue/cream one is 8 yards and is two different fibers plied together - the blue is silk, wool, & mohair, and the cream of this skein is wool/silk.  Both of these fibers I received in a drop spindle class that I took last weekend in Madison from the Madison Knitters Guild. This is close to a worsted weight I think.

The all white skein (off-white?) is 25ish yards and is a corriedale fiber (wool) that I purchased at Bahr Creek Llama & fiber shop in Cedar Grove, WI.  It turned out a bit lumpier and more "homespun" that I wanted, but, hey .. it's my first skeins! Definitely a heavy worsted or chunky weight yarn.

Here is a closeup.


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

A fonished WIP


The above blocks have been waiting a long time to be finished.  They finally are!  They are now a baby blanket and will be given to the local NICU.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

A crochet and knit hat.

I have just completed this hat. It is my own design and it starts with crochet at the top and the finished with knitting at the bottom.  I think it turned out pretty well.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The matching potholders


I can never seem to get two exactly alike.  The color pooling is always slightly different ...

ah well .... they go well with my green dishcloth.

(They also protect my feet from Harriet the Happy Hippo.)


Sunday, November 27, 2016

A green washcloth


So, I made this dishcloth - think I'll make matching hot pads and keep it for myself .. cute uh?

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

A small pink thread crochet bag

I recently finished this little bag.  It's made from some variegated crochet thread.  Not very big, but could be useful.