Archive for February, 2010
I’m taking a $75 donation to either UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) or Heifer International for this hand-crocheted triangular shawl (LB Lion Boucle acrylic & mohair yarn in Taffy) for Haitian earthquake relief.
If I don’t “sell” it outright, I may try a raffle-type thing… LMK if you are interested. 🙂
Tomorrow starts our Guild’s Fiber Winter Olympics! I am trying to get things organized and “train”. I am not sure if I am entering the Figure Spinning competition because, well, aside from maybe not having enough time (since I am also working on TWO science test item-writing assignments), my “novelty ply” skills seem to be lacking.
I tried to do “Turkish Knots” (see page 125 of Teach Yourself Visually Handspinning — I own this book, but you can see the page on Amazon ) and it came out pretty but too tightly spun and thus “hard”. I sought advice on Ravelry Novelty & Art Yarn Forum and got some answers that seemed to help, but I haven’t gotten any good at it yet. My results are pretty, but still overspun.
So, I’ve picked my yarn/needle/pattern for a knitted hat and a crocheted hat for the Pentathalon, along with the two skeins of 2-ply I will spin, and I’m thinking of weaving on a TriLoom that I’m trying to get my friend John to make me in the next two weeks, lol… I can enter the crocheted hat also in the Curling (crochet) event. And I’ll probably do some of my semi-famous felted recycled sweater mittens for the felting portion of the Pentathalon.
I’m ALMOST done knitting the lemon-lime handspun rambo/cormo lambswool Anytime Wrap!
I need to update my Etsy shop with some t-shirts that I’ve batiked but not gotten online yet.