Wool Washing Pics

I Here are some of my wash day pics. If you had any doubt about how dirty raw wool can be, look at the wash water. The result of all my hard work is shown here in this huge pile of clean Shetland wool. I’ve started running it through the drum carder, so I’ll try…

Sock Disaster

I’m obviously an idiot. I’ve been working on those toe-up socks for some time, and knew they were too big, but kept going, apparently on the assumption that I was going to turn into a Hobbit and grow giant feet to fit these socks. The fantastically high stitch count should have been a tip off,…

I Have a Clean Fleece

I got that fleece washed today, little by little, and it looks pretty good, nice and soft, and definitely cool with the variagated black and white. It didn’t have a lot of lanolin in it, so it went fast. I’m NOT looking forward to carding it, though. It always makes me feel like an organ…

I’m Washing Fleece

It’s time to start preparing for my next spinning project, which will be a Shetland fleece I bought ar Rhinebeck. It’s actually pretty cool looking, variagated black and white. I’m debating separating the two colors out, or carding it all in together for a heathered look. It does come from an older ewe, but is…

Pictures…Finally!

At long last, here are some pictures, and let me tell you, getting them up and running was a real challenge. I tried Flickr first, and couldn’t get them to load up, so I switched to Picasa, which turned out to be ridiculously simple. Just sign in and load up. All these pics were taken…

Pictures Up Soon And Lamb Prep

Well, pics should be along soon. I gave up on my digital camera and borrowed my sister’s, so I WILL have pics up this week, hopefully a Flickr slide show, little snapshots of my life and work. Aside from scrambling around for all of our usual craziness and activities, we are starting to get ready…

Green Knitting?

Yesterday, My sister and I went out shopping together. Our plan had been to go out, Barnes and Noble, browse around the store for an extended period of time (think hours, not minutes) I would hang out in the craft section and drool over the half dozen or so knitting books I’ve been coveting, and…

Spin Cental

You all have an idea of what it is that I’m knitting at the moment, but not what I’m spinning. I’ve got two wheels, a Schacht Matchless and an Ashford Joy, both of which get regular use. Both of them are great to work with. I’m something of a silk addict. I love to spindle…