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Thursday, November 28, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
and the mohair so they are ready for spinning!
Monday, November 25, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
I designed these mitts-they fit wonderfully! It is from the Targhee I spun a little while ago . I had planned to make the Vino mitts from Knitty.com but after several attempts I gave up and happily knit these! I have enough yarn to make another pair which I will do but I will tweak the point up the back of the hand to make it more prominent. This designing kick is so much fun-I will share the pattern for these with you in a
The second skein of Granny Apple Tree yarn is finished! I want to cast on for a pair of mitts but will probably tackle a pair of socks first. The socks will be an 'under the radar' project!
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The Christmas Cactus is covered with buds-I have two of these plants , one on each side of the front door and they are both covered in buds!
Monday, November 18, 2013
This is the skein of superwash wool I was spinning off and on all day! I ended up with 313 yards of fingering weight yarn which will be a cowl.
I learned several things that I need to remember to prepare for sale next year-I had several requests for babies' wear (hats and sweaters mostly )and for men's sizes-both hats and fingerless mitts-I had zero of both of those items available! Another surprise was that I sold none of the sea glass but I think that is because they were only charms and not finished jewelry-people wanted to buy finished not another project-good to know for next year. I did sell a lot of my soap so that was very good news. People did buy some of every scent and even the unscented so I was pleased to have a good selection in that arena. The socks I had for sale were admired but no one even came close to buying them-I did sell one of my shawls and both pairs of woolen fingerless mitts with requests for more. I have a much better idea of what to make , knit or create for next year's sale. I will probably set up a booth in our local market when that starts this winter (January-March). I did make enough money to keep me fluid in my yarn and soap making supplies! Phew!
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
Early to bed tonight because we leave very early tomorrow morning to give us time to travel and set up in Port Orange!
Monday, November 11, 2013
Saturday, November 9, 2013
I decided to try my hand at drilling my sea glass so I can make some jewelry with it! I watched a ton of YouTube videos and then gave it a try!
I finally applied the right drill bit and it went through the glass like butter...almost! It is a bit intimidating using the dremel in the water but with the right safety precautions, it works! I see a whole new craft opening up for me!
I am a dyer; I dye! And now I am singing at the new lime green and teal yarn!
Ella played harmonica with Grandpa but when I whipped out the camera to snap the moment, she looked away! Very cute to see her 'play' music!
She gleefully yelled and laughed the whole time she ran and crashed through the room! It was hysterical to watch!
I am trying to make a summer tank on the knitting machine; a maiden voyage! After a few false start, it moved right along-even wit...
I might be seeing red, but not in anger! Quite the contrary-I have enough left over yarn to make a matching headband......... because th...
We interrupt this new year with an old situation........ The boys are back with us for a bit. Life will be rearranged but we are ...
The eclipse was a complete washout for us; we were so disappointed not to even get a glimpse of things because the thunder/lightening s...