Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Spun from 6.5 oz of cotton sliver. 3 bobbins full of orange and 1 of green. I dyed the yarn after I spun it. It is a thickish single yarn for amigurumi.
Friday, February 17, 2006
Some handspun yarn for your viewing pleasure:
Mulberry plied with cotton string. Sorry it's a bit fuzzy.
Another shot of the mulberry and still fuzzy.
Violent Fuzz violet yarn 2 ply.
Here is a freeform crochet bag made from handspun and commercial yarns. Freeform crochet is so fun! If you haven't had the pleasure of trying it you really should. Granted if you are a pattern person it might be hard to break away from that mentality of needing some written guidance.
Saturday, February 11, 2006
I am going to paint Bert, but I have not decided on how I am going to do it yet. I feel that a regular oil finish would be too boring.
I just finished reading Sir Thursday by Garth Nix in the Keys to the Kingdom series. I thought it really flowed well with the storyline and maybe went a little too fast.
I am hoping to see Kate Dicamillo this week as she will be in St. Paul for her latest book, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.
For now I'll see what I can do about getting some pics up on this blog.