Friday, August 28, 2009

The Last Days of Summer

Ah those last few weeks of summer... when one tries to cram in all the craft projects, home decorating, sorting, cleaning and organizing that one somehow expected to have done before school started. My MO seems to be to start 3 (or 4 or 5) tasks and spend several days on the project circuit. Efficiency experts would object, but somehow I seem to get the most done this way. See:

All the artwork for the guest room is now hung:

guest room

Baby sweater one is finished except for sewing on the buttons:

baby sweater

And headway is being made on the fall shawl project:

batt fixins

What, you say? That doesn't look like a shawl? Well, first it will be batts:

blended batt

If I'm lucky I can have all the *cough* 32 batts carded so that I can just grab some and go when spinning night comes around each week. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a school year to plan, curriculum to order, a baby sweater to swatch, a curtain to sew, four pairs of pants to hem...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Just So You Know

deep water, plyed

Deep Water is all plyed and ready to go...

Monday, August 3, 2009

Drumcarding Workshop

Our guild recently sponsored a workshop called Drumcarding Around the Color Wheel with Janis Thompson. It was inspiring! After having almost two whole days to play with the drum carder I came away with...


crinkle yarn

some lovely hand-pulled roving...

hand pulled roving

hand pulled roving

hand pulled roving

a new way to spin mohair...

mohair fuzz

a sparkle addiction (oh dear)...


And a new desire to be one of those teachers who transmits not only the information, but the spark... the jump-start to try something new, to explore, and to enjoy the process. Thank you Janis!