Sometimes fashion shows get out of hand...or, hoof!
It is time to take the next bold step, to leave the nest, to stretch my wings, to embrace my inner spinner and attempt the wheel. True, my spindle spinning has not improved much but I’m impatient, and the spinning wheel has been staring at me, taunting me, daring me to try, and I don’t take that kind of attitude off of a spinning wheel!
Socks. What can I say. You start a sock. Finish it. Love it. Euphoria raises its beautiful head. You give yourself a pat on the back. Well done.
I love BRIGHT colours - always try and buy, and/or dye them. But sometimes things have a way of changing - with the sweetest results.
The history of spinning, Viking age tools and techniques.
Mordants are what make natural dyeing work. If you don't do it correctly, then you can explode the side of your garage, or even worse ruin your dye job. So before you try natural dyeing, it is important to learn about mordants, their uses and dangers and what to expect from each one.
These baby booties I usually take with me to the hospital when I first visit a new baby. They are a quick knit, you can use whatever yarn you have and is perfect for those luxury yarn leftovers you can’t throw away but are too small for anything else. If you like to test spin small amounts to see how they turn out this little pattern is perfect for using up these too. The garter stitch makes the booties stretchy and warm. I don’t like to sew up things I knit so this pattern only requires me to weave in the ends.