March 21, 2014

First Day of Spring????

You could not prove it by me...the whole house came down with the flu a few days ago. High fevers and miserable aches and pains. We are mending slowly. We thought we had escaped this endless, bitter winter unscathed, but it was not to be.
Enough of that! The sun has decided to appear in short bursts and I am grateful for small favors.

Before being taken down, I was spinning in earnest again. Weaving has me excited to try new art yarns and I needed to brush up on my skills. It is like bike riding in a way, but I want to find the groove I once had. Does that make any sense? My stash of fibers is growing and I especially want to spin some locks. Here is several ounces of locks, teased and ready for core spinning.
I have also purchased some lovely charcoal shades of locks from an Etsy shop, and some beautiful soft gray fiber from my local yarn shop. When I am feeling better I will make some tailspin. We are at the end of the warm boot season, but have you seen this on Pinterest?
Here is the link to JaZZ Turtle's instructions...I will definitely be making these for next winter!

Purchased hand dyed, hand spun in sample star stitch (crochet)
 Love the way this stitch shows off the gorgeous hand dyed wool yarn...hmmm, what to make???
More finished weavings...
Ava, age 6, first weaving (WOW)

Small coastal weaving for Lauren, with a handmade clay house button.
Finished Blue loom with hand blown glass, egg bead by Ellen Ingram.
Okay, so this is my new obsession...which rigid heddle loom to buy? What size?

MiMi, with bed head