Sock Practice

I'm not so patiently awaiting my order of Merino super wash wool yarn and knitting needles from Lion Brand Yarns. I've never knitted before, but my sister in law convinced me over Thanksgiving that I should definitely try it. So, I decided to take on socks as my first project. Does this contradict everything that … Continue reading Sock Practice

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New Shop Items!

Hey all! We've got some new items in our Etsy shop. Check out our handmade wooden drop spindles. They're perfect for spinning raw Angora rabbit fiber, which we also have available, in two quantities: quart, or gallon bags. Exact volume varies. I've made and used these spindles for the last 3 years. They work best … Continue reading New Shop Items!

Completed Needlepoint Project

I finally finished up the project I started for my friend who had a baby back in June. Note to self: always start the project BEFORE the baby is born... Because it takes forever. Here's how it turned out! Again, not a perfect masterpiece, but I think it's cute. And it was good practice and … Continue reading Completed Needlepoint Project

Embroidery Project

One of my friends had a baby...like 3 months ago... I know, I dropped the baby gift ball. It's hard to find the time to craft (or perfect a craft) when you have 3 littles all vying for your attention. But, I'm making progress, which is something! Here's what I've gotten so far: So I … Continue reading Embroidery Project

Rainy Autumn Saturday

It has been raining here literally since I woke up at 7:45 this morning (likely before) and still hasn't let up. As such, we set about indoor activities today. My son went with our good friends (and incidentally his favorite sitter) for a fun day at the pumpkin patch and a costume party. I don't … Continue reading Rainy Autumn Saturday

Finishing Border Collie Yarn

I finally got a full spindle of border collie yarn! Yay! Project 1 of 10,000 complete. So I set the twist! I didn't have a niddy noddy so I make shifted one out of a cheap plastic picture frame I had lying around. I wrapped the yarn gently- not too tight or it would break- … Continue reading Finishing Border Collie Yarn

Maggie’s First Harvesting

Miss Maggie Moo is almost 4 months old today and I noticed that she's been grooming an awful lot more than usual. So, I decided to harvest her wool. She is an English Angora so you're supposed to be able to just pluck out their loose wool as they "blow coat" every 3-4 months. I … Continue reading Maggie’s First Harvesting

Drop Spindles

When I say I'm new to spinning, I mean it quite literally. I just woke up one morning and thought, "You know what would be awesome? spinning my own yarn!" Because apparently I'm a huge nerd. I have a 9 month old with outrageously fast and grabby hands, so I wanted something compact. The most … Continue reading Drop Spindles