Sunday, June 19, 2011

Inspiration

Jacey Boggs' recent article in Spin-Off magazine inspired me to try using felted add-ins.  Here they are with pumpkins, tomatoes, blueberries, and ladybugs:  They will all be available in my etsy shop.



Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sheep Shearing at Feederbrook Farm

I spent a wonderful few hours yesterday visiting Feederbrook Farm  http://www.feederbrook.com/.  For Christmas, my son, Jesse, bought me a spinning CSA share from Feederbrook, so I went there to watch the shearing.  The shearing was done by Emily of Chamelin Shearing http://chamelinshearing.com/home  She expertly sheared 17 sheep in three hours.  I helped skirt the fleeces from the beautiful sheep raised on the farm.  Before I left, I picked out my roving from last year's shearing and a beautiful wine glass decorated with sheep.



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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

I don't like to waste things, even small bits of yarn.  As an avid sock knitter, I have saved the left over bits from most of the socks I've knit.  This bowl full represents only some of my stash.


 I found colors that I liked and knit them into scrap socks from four earlier projects:


Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sweater Yarn?

I have finally started to spin the fiber gifted to me by my son, Jesse, through a CSA share from http://www.awrinkleinthymefarm.com/.  The wool is from a sheep named Hattie who resides on the farm and is a corriedale/romney cross.  I have over three pounds of fiber - more than enough for a sweater.