When your ten year-old is so appreciative of any handknit that he wears wool sock in June because you just cast them off just for him. I get the feeling they aren't going to last until the cold weather hits.
Due to stress and a hand injury, I haven't really been knitting as much as I normally do this time of year. But after @aknitter52 visited and we sat and knit together a few times, I am slowly getting my mojo back. She often has that effect on me! I started this hat with my hand spun and am enjoying the knit. The yarn may be a bit thin for the pattern but I think (hope) it will work. #knittersofinstagram#knitting#handspun#handspunyarn#108omshat
Finally #knitting for more than a few minutes this conference. This is @helloyarn's Viscous Like Ink, 2-ply, and the pattern is #Celadon by @ambahobrien. I'm not doing the color changes and instead letting the #handspun#yarn do all the work.
Sister day at Luna Tea Company. I've been buying their tea from Etsy for over a year and found out they're an hour from where I live. So naturally, had to visit. Live music and knitting to top off a fun experience.
Dusk Aqua on 85/15 Polwarth/Tussah Silk. Threewatersfarm.etsy.com
Spin with us during the Tour de Fleece! Here's the link to our TdF thread! http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/three-waters-farm/3633913/1-25
I do appreciate the convenience and ease of consistency that comes with spinning machine processed top but there will always be something that I love more about spinning wool that I've washed, picked, carded and spun myself. I don't even mind the incessant nit picking to remove bits of vm and second cuts as I spin that carding doesn't remove. I enjoy combing my own top as well. And while the outcome doesn't end up as perfect as machine top allows, my heart loves it the most anyways. This is a cvm fleece that spins into such a lovely oatmeal color, I can't wait to spin my half. #spinning#yarn#Handspun#cvm#sheep#knitting#wool#fiberprep
Spun some yarn a while ago. Thinking about working it again or saving it for weaving.
Have been looking at small looms and lap looms. Would be fun to make a wall hanging from my first few batches of spun yarn. Pretty bad at drop spindle, but it's a start :D
Tomorrow is last day to scoop up our Wildflower yarn until Sept. I have zero in stock right now but would still love to give you the opportunity to knit with if. I have a small air shipment coming in next week. So all orders place by tomorrow (Monday the 26th) will be included in this. Use code wildflowerlove at checkout for a free pattern w/ yarn purchase too! Check out my insta stories for a little more detail on this and why I decided not to do a summer KAL. Sorry peeps! Still always around for all the knitting/pattern guidance you need. Lots of love! 😘😘😘 #knitcollage link in bio to this yarn.
I've always wanted to do this, ever since I started spinning. I love watching the bobbin get leaner and leaner and the yarn piling up on my niddy noddy. This is the second 4oz braid for a sweater I'm about halfway through. So I figured it was time to finish this yarn. Fibre is by @hobbledehoy #lazykate by @akerworks. #ig_spinners#spinnersofinstagram#handspun#yarn#makersgonnamake
My next door neighbor gifted me this beautiful handmade yarn drying rack, it is used to set the twist after spinning. After taking it off the spinning wheel, I soaked it in cold water with a little detergent, then it goes on this thing to dry, stretch, and even out the twist. 💜 #fiberart#handspun#artyarn#spinstagram
I must admit- I don't follow a lot of rules in spinning and dyeing. I spun this every which way, let the wool do its thing. Mordanted with a splash of alum, dyed with a pinch of lac extract. Instagram be my dyers notebook!
It's going to be the best little splash of pink for a baby sweater one day soon! Very pleased.
Right to left: cormo, east frisian, (these two were spun at Faire in the Grove demos as well as the Iceland dic) merino tencel (cable plied), targeted (chain plied), Icelandic lamb, gifted alpaca. #spinning#handspunyarn#handspun