Learning to Spin

A few weeks ago I had the privilege to have a private spinning lesson from long time spinner and teacher Barbara Andersen. It was lots of fun and work! I now need a spinning wheel to keep practicing what I learned.

She teaches lessons in her home. Contact me on facebook and I’ll put you in touch with her if you are interested!




Knit-a-long week 4

There is a lot more to knit in our mystery shawl this week! I dedicated Sunday to working on it and still have a ways to go! The next instillation is Sunday/Monday.

I had a happy surprise phone call from my dear friend Laura! She popped over and we visited and knitted on my front porch and time flew by! I enjoyed the batter of neighbors coming and going with the exception of one crazy traveler on foot, who walked by across the street screaming obscenities to two innocent neighbor children and anyone who told him to move on (me and my big mouth included)!

Knit-a-long Week Three

This week got more fun when my friend Pat and I decided to do our “homework” together! We hung out in her backyard and followed the instructions together. We both like how our colors are working out in this mysterious mystery shawl.

We chatted and visited with her chickens, who all appear to be on the same schedule of eating, sleeping, & playing.

Pat finished earlier than I due to my storytelling and her silent knitting!


Looking forward to week four!!!

Taking Part in Westknit’s “Mystery Shawl” Knit a long

Somehow the thought of creating a shawl step by step with over a thousand people really appealed to me! The colors ideas offered got my heart beating and I couldn’t wait for it to start.

I decided to pick shades of brown and just having seen the BBC production of”Tess” made me pick a peasant farm girl color feel, although I have no idea how Steven West will put it together. I splurged and bought MadelineTosh light superwash fingering weight yarn in three shades: Rosewood, Moccasin, & Trodden.

Next step is winding them up:

Winding the yarn on the umbrella swift

Making the balls

Ball winder

Ball Winder

Yay week two: Now to cast on and get started:

Homework completed for week two- still a mystery!