Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
(Thanks, honey!) The first day Tricksee arrived, she made herself right at home with the girls like she had been with them since the day she was born. Yes, she was meant to be here. Many times, new females in a herd are loners for awhile. But not her. She was named Tricksee because she was born on Halloween. How fun! She is a larger girl, full peruvian and 3 1/2 years old.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
I've added a picture of Tabitha from this summer. She is 3 years old and looks rose grey but her fiber is definitely grey. I love her fiber and look forward to shearing this spring. Not sure yet if I'll be selling any of it though! Talk to you soon,
Monday, January 17, 2011
was core spun from a roving (the last of the batch, actually) I dyed 2 years ago. It was fun to knit and it is
incredibly soft. The pattern is by Robyn Diliberto for Make One called the "Flower Scarf" I used a vintage
button instead of the knitted ball for the closure called for in the pattern.
And I added matching knitted mitts. The pattern is from a class I took two years ago at the Jefferson City Fiber Retreat with Kathy Harberbarger. I did add the knitted thumbs as my thumbs tend to get cold so I figured Sarah's would, too. It was a fun class with Kathy and I enjoyed it very much. She is a wonderful teacher! So, there is my better late than never Christmas present to Sarah! I hope you were able to finish all your Christmas presents, too!
Talk to you soon, Tammy
Saturday, January 15, 2011
I've been doing some spinning lately. I have been without internet service for 5 days out of the last 7. How dependent we are on our technology! What would you do with yourself if you couldn't get on the web or Facebook or Twitter or Ebay or email for a day or two? How about a whole week? I didn't realize how dependent I was on communicating. Right now I am at a neighbor's 'borrowing' theirs. I have been getting some little projects done and some cooking. I find myself glancing at the internet box often to see if its on! Luckily, I can keep myself occupied with spinning and knitting and felting. I have been working on some costuming for our local community theatre's next play, "Bullshot Crummond". So I have been keeping busy. I will write again as soon as I can!
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
(The previous one was too big) On the previous one, I used size 8 knitting needles and I forgot how many stitches. For this one I downsized the needles to size 5 to match the yarn. I guesstimated the gauge of the knitted yarn on the size 5 needles to be 5 stitches per inch. I wanted the vest to be 20 inches around. I cast on 100 stitches and it worked out right! You see, you write patterns when you want to duplicate an item over and over again. I only wanted to make one vest so making it up as I went along works out. To learn more about how to do this, I recommend reading Elizabeth Zimmerman's books on knitting. That is where I learned to do it. It is a wonderful read. I own them all. Happy knitting!
Talk to you soon,