Wednesday, December 31, 2008
I can't see too far in to the New Year, but here's a list of thing I want to do in the next few weeks: spin some purchased roving (started today), learn to use my new wool combs, work with Shetland fleece (should arrive in 2 days), knit with natural colored fleece, make a purple purse out of the last of my Cotswold (in the dye bath right now!) and learn to dye roving or batts.
Once spring has arrived, I want to start a dyer's garden.
Happy New Year!
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
I just spent the last 1/2 hour trying to put a youtube video up on my blog but I couldn't figure it out. Put down your knitting and watch DRUNK HISTORY!
Thursday, December 25, 2008
There were many presents exchanged in my household and everyone is thrilled with their gifts. I want to show off my fiber-related presents...
My husband gave me these little stitch markers. They are cute little wool and clay sheep! He got them on etsy from Wee Ones.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Just finished the seams. I'm really close to the end. This is seriously going to be the world's warmest sweater. It's like a coat. It weighs several pounds.
I'd like to go on and on about how cold it is, but it's cold everywhere! Nothing special about Montana coldness. My obsession for looking at the 5-day forecast online and checking my digital thermometer is borderline creepy.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Helena , MT
Tonight-- / -3
Friday-2 / -16
Saturday-6 / -18
Sunday-5 / -5
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
I used a dye that is new to me called Country Classics. I did half the fleece in Cranberry and half in Charcoal. I'm thinking about making the Something Red sweater by Wendy Bernard with the Cranberry fleece.