Archive for the ‘work in progress’ category

Giving it a whorl.

February 1st, 2012

Last November, I visited A Wren’s Nest Farm to help harvest some of their chickens. While I was there, I stumbled upon a wall of dyed fiber. It was merino wool off their sheep that they had harvested, cleaned and dyed a lovely array of colors. I also spied some drop spindles. The Matriarch of […]

Return On Investment

September 12th, 2010

I visited my parents for a few weeks. I get to do that about once a year or so. When I do, I usually stick around for at least a month. While I was there this time, my mom wanted to try her had at socks. She went out and bought herself some yarn and […]

Wrap it up

July 25th, 2009

Yesterday evening was entirely wasted. Well, not completely wasted since I did learn something, but pretty darn close! I spent the evening unwrapping and wrapping one 8oz/465yd bundle of wool. Why? Because I am a newbie. I am making a hat for Johnny and after showing him a bunch of different stitches and thicknesses, he […]

Socks: A New Round

July 16th, 2009

Project: Black/Purple striped ladies socks (no pattern) Yarn: leftover Coats & Clark Red Heart Super Saver 4 ply 7oz Black & Coats & Clark Red Heart Super Saver 4 ply 7oz Lavender Tools: Size 5, 40″ Addi circular needle. Methods: Two at once, toe up, magic loop, figure 8 cast-on, short row heel Started: July […]

Hi there!

July 11th, 2009

A crafting blog. Nice. How um…. unoriginal and boring. Too bad! I am creating it as a way to track my progress as I learn new skills and hone some old ones. A nice side effect would be the pressure to get more done faster since the world would know that I am procrastinating. Right […]