Monthly Archives: August 2013

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steamroller art

I feel like I have been sleepwalking since I got back from visiting Memphis in July. I mean before I went to Memphis I had been letting you know what was going on at  Five-in-One Social Club every week. it’s … Continue reading

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wip

it’s wens. and I have a lot of WIPsstarting with this roving that I got from Tracey Schuh of Interlacements Yarns. this is CanyonLands Plus colorway. now I will admit I am a little scared of colored batts — mostly … Continue reading

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spinning polwarth

found on my walk this morning – I didn’t think this was a cicada year. cicadas are known for hatching in large numbers every 17 years. the noise produced by the males in these huge hatches drive some people insane. … Continue reading

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camel spin

this is the massive downpour we had the other day.it was a relief to get some rain – it has been so dry and hot  to entertain myself during the deluge I looked through the bags of wool I brought … Continue reading

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the owl & the pussy cat

    The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea In a beautiful pea green boat, They took some honey, and plenty of money, Wrapped up in a five pound note.like the poem by Edward Lear my owl and pussy … Continue reading

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wipw

it looks finished but it isn’t. this is yarn I plied yesterday then washed and set. it is 248 yards of springy 2 plied wool. just wool that is all the bag said other than nice spin. and it is … Continue reading

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a finish & a wipw

I finished knitting my purple haze last night and this morning traded  my trusty knitting needles for another needle……. I went to my sewing box with an assortment of needles. I have an assortment of needles & buttons to sew … Continue reading

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popping pills for stubborn dogs

so when you look at this picture of Meva you might think ‘oh what a sweet little girl’ but what you don’t see is what a spoiled snot she is. here is the picture of trying to give her medication … Continue reading

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purple haze continued.

so I am still working in a purple haze. I finished plying and washed the spun fibers… and now I am knitting it up. the purple is growing on me even though I still couldn’t see myself wearing a garment … Continue reading

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purple haze

Meva reminds me of the princess and the pea in this photo with her paws so daintily crossed and regally sitting on her pile of cushions.  she was sleeping on her blankie when she came home. but then she tried … Continue reading

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solar dyeing with plants

    last week my son drove me to the cabin and as usual I had big plans of all the things I wanted to do. now realistically we only went for an overnight trip so the main goal was … Continue reading

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stops and starts

a few new projects – first up a beautiful driveway is slowly growing in the yard. slowly stone by stone . we have wanted something permeable and were getting a little tired of the gravel especially during the winter. it … Continue reading

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rolaging away

a new skein of yarn – using rolags is so much fun. it spins up fairly easily. these rolags are puffy and the strands are teased out and separated so when I start spinning it is easy to draw my … Continue reading

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dog days of summer

it has been 1 1/2 weeks since Meva had knee surgery – she still spends a lot of time in this position. she is one stubborn puppy see that spot of orange by her paw – that is some cheese … Continue reading

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