Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Yarn Along..


"Winter Spruce"

Below zero..

crunching snow..

dark to leave..

dark to come home..

winter spruce outside my window..

making waterlilies..
a bit of cheer in the dye pot.

Joining Ginny..

Sunday, January 26, 2014


Joining in with Ines for her first "Spunday..!

Hand spun yarn on Sunday.

Calling this hand dyed, hand spun 
merino 2ply


Soft and squishy.
Bright and cheerful.
Chatty like a parrot..

Join Ines at Thready Bear Quilts ..

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Yarn Along..

Reading back issues of British Country Living magazine 
dreaming of summer pies with some of my hand dyed yarn.

Calling this one.."Bleubarb"!

Still working on plying.  The jumbo 
flyer has been wonderful so far..

Then there is Boo.

Boohumbug: A mystery knit-along from Christmas,
which is no longer a mystery as I am behind in the knit.

Moving on to the next clue today.

There are beads.
I've never knit with beads.

Should be interesting!

Hope you are keeping warm and happy knitting!

Joining Ginny..


Monday, January 20, 2014

Morning Ply..

Taking the jumbo Lendrum plying head for a test drive this morning.
I've been trying to pack what I've plied on to the regular bobbin
and keep running out of room.

I was worried about taking the arm off the wheel to get the larger drive band on but it 
was easy-peasy.  Now I just leave both bands on with one gathered below with
and elastic band.

Wishing you a most wonderful start to your week!


Sunday, January 19, 2014

Yarn Pops..

Bits of left over fluff off the drum carder..

spun on the drop spindle..

wrapped on a stick =

Yarn Pops!

Also known as ~ gift wrap!

.. instead of ribbon..

( ~ * ~ Brown paper packages tied up with string.. these are a few of my favorite things.. ~*~)


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Yarn Along...

Some hand dyed yarns from the studio re-skeined..




Also finished up some fingerless mitts for a friend.

These are from hand dyed, hand spun yarns I made 
a while back..

"Beach Tote" on the left and "Popsicle" on the right.

Have my nose in dye books as of late 
and totally enjoying the exploration of color.

Wishing you a most wonderful woolly wednesday!


Joining Ginny...

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Flying colors..

Flying in the new year with lots of color!



Knitting with hand spun..

Last year I was "spinning into" the new year..

This year..?

 I am diving into the new year with "flying colors"!

So excited for what the new year may bring.

Thanks for joining me
and wishing you a 
most happy start to this new year!