Today was our hoof trimming day. I tell ya what, it's my least favorite part of goat ownership. But we just don't have enough rock for them to file down on their own. The rock we do have doesn't seem to do the job, nor does cinder block, but I haven't given up on the … Continue reading Homestead Update: Feet, Foraging, and Fiber
Well here it is, December 12, and I've completed 1 of 5 Christmas gift knitting projects. I'm dangerously close to finishing my oldest son's scarf, and it's going a bit faster than the others because of the guage and yarn I'm using. I'm a shade over halfway done. My daughter's scarf is taking a little … Continue reading What’s on the Needles? Project Update
I've long read knitter blogs that chronicle gorgeous projects from cast on to cast off. And never before have I felt worthy to join their ranks. And I still don't! But, as I have 3 scarves and a prayer shawl going, I thought I'd chronicle my progress. I imagine that 5 years from now me … Continue reading What’s on the needles?
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
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