So, we moved. Ohio wasn’t doing it for us anymore, especially not the tiny corner of it we were living in. Too long of a commute for Travis, too crappy of a schedule (or lack of one, really) for his work, too far away from good food and anything of any interest going [...]
Archive for the 'Spinning' Category
(Yeah, I know, I haven’t posted in forever. I don’t care.)
Last year, I tried making Smitten Kitchen’s Thick, Chewy Granola Bars. I didn’t follow the recipe exactly, because I never do, but instead just threw anything that was vaguely granola-y together and called it done. And the granola rocked. So, that [...]
Hello! What’s been going on? I’ve been busy, mainly with photography related stuff and the odd bit of travel here and there. We went to New York and New Jersey!
And South Carolina and Georgia!
Yay travel! But now it’s the summer (almost), and time to just hang out at the homestead for [...]
So here’s some insanely bright mohair yarn that I dyed.
I think I shall name this yarn “OMG! MOHAIR! KITTENZ! RAAAAINBOW POOPS!’ Or something like that. The weather has been nice the past week, so I’ve gotten a bunch of dyeing done. I should have a shop update sometime later [...]
So, we got a Wii last week. I’m trying to get more in shape, but absolutely detest exercising. The kayak has helped a lot – I enjoy taking it out, but we can’t kayak every day (we seem to be getting it out about 2 or 3 times a week lately). Hence, [...]
Travis surprised me this morning with iPod Nanos.
I love them, of course, because they’re orange and green and sparkly.
Got the sock yarn all spun up the other night, and it completely kicked my ass. It’s been a while since I’ve spun and plied that quantity of skinny yarn. I think I was at [...]
I’ve accumulated a fair amount of leftover fiber debris from the combing of roving balls, so I started working on making some new Anarchy batts today.
I did seven and then my hand started hurting (I had an unfortunate run in with the wool picker yesterday – note to self – If something very, very pointy [...]
The fact that this Busta Rhymes/Falco mash-up exists justifies the entire existence of the Internets.
That made my entire week. I can’t stop playing it!
In other news, oh hey, I actually did some spinning!
I have been sucking on the spinning front lately. I got really focused on making goods for the shop, that doing [...]
1. I actually handle winter quite well, but start going batshit when the humidity in my house drops. For a few days we weren’t even able to keep the humidity over 20% (despite two humidifiers running), and it made me sad, unmotivated, and whiney. Fortunately, it’s been snowing outside and is a [...]
Great big long photo-geek post ahead. But first, yarn!
This is yarn I finished spinning today. Travis made some of his chainmaille batts, and we spun them up. Then I used some llama Travis spun a while ago from fiber Terry had given us to ply it. It’s big and chunky. [...]