Friday, April 19, 2013

Spinning Just For Fun

          So much of the creative process is the "getting ready" phase. The fiber I dyed a while back has been carded and blended with other fibers to create a more dimensional yarn. I like to pull it into a roving off my Pat Green, Big Batt Carder. I am now ready to spin, well almost ready, time to clear off some bobbins. I have just finished spinning for another project and at this very moment I have three skeins which are being washed to set the twist. I saw a pattern on Ravelry recently and it really appeals to me, I love the combination of caplet and hood, it's called Winterberry Hood I am excited to get started knitting it with my hand spun! In our neck of the woods many are having to kayak to get around, we need a little break in the rain. Something in between drought and flood please Mother Nature, our farmers need good weather.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, 
Blessings Friends!
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Friday, April 12, 2013

A New Crafting Friend

I finally broke down and bought a new sewing machine! Up until now I have used a couple of hand me down machines, neither works predictably, but I could painfully coax one or the other of them  almost to the finish line when working on a project. Lately, I either didn't sew or sewed what I needed by hand. Let me tell you, it is so nice to think of something I want to sew and simply trot down to the sewing table and joyfully zip straight through it! After testing out all the functions, I sewed two simple little projects that had been in queue for quite some time. Flannel liners for my tea cozy, the tea cozy is not washing machine friendly, but the new liners are. Then I made a heating mitt for my mum, basically a large mitt filled with rice, like the microwaveable neck wraps, but mitt shaped for her one arthritic hand. She loves it! Sorry, no pictures, she has it with her in bed. I tuck her in every night with a couple of hot pads, one for her feet and one for her hand. Well, as you can see, I have a mending pile that needs tackling, so it's off to work on that, but not before I pop over and check out the Fiber Arts Friday blog hop at WonderWhyGal's. 

Have a great weekend, Blessings Friend!

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I'm a crafter, knitter, tinkerer, who always seems to have a project or two on the launch pad. I love to share what I'm working on and I love to see what other folks are working on too, so please comment and let me know where I can see your latest creation!