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I'm a married knitter, crocheter, and newbie spinner living in the Maryland suburbs with my photographer- computer geek hubby, 3 cats, and 3 dogs. And yarn. A LOT of yarn. Just ask my hubby.

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It’s Olga’s Fault

And I’m sticking to that. After I stopped to see her on Friday, she told me that I really needed to check out the new shop Fibre Space, just a couple of blocks away. I had some time, so I decided what the hell. I walked over, and entered the door of a really lovely […]

All Done!

I skeined up the merino-silk yesterday.

Ended up with just under the 8oz. I started with – looks like I only lost maybe 1/8oz to “whoops”es, which is nice!

Gave it a nice bath, and then let it lie in the sun for a bit to dry.

July 9th, 2009 | Tags: | Category: Misc. | 9 comments - (Comments are closed)

How Cool Is This?

So, last spring, I did some test-crocheting for my friend Mary Beth Temple. I was working on squares for a booklet she had written, to be published by Leisure Arts. Fast forward to about a month ago, and MBT blogged that her book was out. My (signed!) copy arrived while I was in Omaha.

Spinning Survey

Well, more like an opinion poll, really. I finished spinning up that merino-silk that you saw a few days ago (erm… ok, more like almost two weeks). So, I have two nicely full bobbins.

I just can’t decide what to do from here. I can leave it as a VERY fine singles, […]

A Full Bobbin!

I’ve spun at least a little every day since Saturday, and I’ve got my first bobbin full of the green merino-silk.

And, um, still a basketfull left to go. 😀

I played with it a little, and if I don’t end up with three bobbins to ply, I’m going […]

Zaphod’s Home!

Not that most of you knew he was gone…

At MD Sheep and Wool this year, I asked the amazingly awesome Dave over at the Merlin Tree about converting my HitchHiker wheel to his new double-treadle design. On Sunday (of the festival – not this past Sunday), I dropped Zaphod off with Dave, and last […]

Mittenses!

OK, technically, mitten. Ok, technically only HALF a mitten. But look how cute!

Dragonflies on the back of the hand:

Flowers on the palm side, which will become stripes above the thumb (the white crochet thread is waste yarn for the thumb.

I’m using some Cherry Tree Hill Supersock […]

It’s Done!

No, not the sweater. Carmelo’s still got about 6 inches of sleeve left to go. I finished up the handspun I showed you the other day!

Closeup:

Isn’t it purty? It’s very soft, too. And I think it’s fairly well balanced! Yay! It’s drying now after a nice soak […]

Checking in

You know, it’s amazing what you can get done when you actually sit down and do it. During rehearsal Friday night, I bound off the front edge of the first half of Carmelo. After a weekend of trying to stay out of Kris’s way while he was working on NaNoWriMo (still going!), I am here:

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Don’t Fall Off Your Chairs

Yes, I’m posting handspun on Handspun Monday again. 🙂 Welcome to update #2 on the Tour de Fleece. I’ve finished up my first bobbin of the silk hankies, and I plied it last night – only my second attempt at Navajo plying, and I think it went pretty darn well. 🙂

(Dammit… […]