twisted

May 28th, 2008 spinning, work

When I showed off the wool fleece I inherited, you might have noticed that it came with a handmade spindle, worked by my friend’s dad (who knows plenty about tools but nothing about spinning). I weighed it last night and it’s on the heavy end of the weight range for spindles, which I’m realizing now can be blamed for some of the frustrations I had…

kool wool

May 19th, 2008 knitting, spinning, work

Most people who learn to dye yarn start with food-safe or Kool Aid dyeing, and then move onto acid or fiber reactive dyes later on. I guess I’m doing that progression backwards, since I’ve been getting the hang of production dyeing at Lorna’s Laces and only after that became interested in some small scale dyeing in my kitchen. When I got the urge to spin…

boxy

May 18th, 2008 crafts, other, spinning, swaps

Since I use it so frequently as a backdrop for my blog photos, I thought I should give my living room’s neat old trunk a feature post of its own. I inherited the trunk and its contents from Darby, a friend of mine who was moving away and trying to reduce the volume of her material possesions. My cat loves it because it gives her…