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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Owl Hat For Vera

The past couple of weeks have gone by so quickly.
My stepdaughter Anita and grand baby Vera have been here visiting from NC.
They are leaving this afternoon to spend time with another grandma.
It's going to be so quiet around here.
 In between the playing and feedings and all the other baby stuff, I managed to make Vera a little owl hat. It's a bit big for her , but she'll grow into it.
Oh dear!!! I'm gonna miss her!

karen

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Fiber Vessels

Fiber vessels in the works.
 Made with my own hand spun wool.
 Just the beginning of something great I hope.
karen

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Making Yarn

I had a kind of free day yesterday.
Nobody here but the dog and me.
I used the time for making yarn.
 As you can see, I need a lot more practice.
I'm spinning from my own carded batts, which is a little more difficult than spinning from roving.
Even though my yarn is far from perfect, I like the way it looks in a finished piece.
Thick and thin.
This yarn was made from all the little bits and pieces of wool that were left over from lots of past projects.
Finished bag.
I took some time to finish up a couple of crochet projects that were nearly done as well.
Here is a simple neck piece that was done with store bought yarn.

 This cowl was also crocheted using yarn that was machine made.
 I think over all I like the more imperfect look of my hand spun over the mass produced machine made.
I plan to keep on trying to master my spinning wheel in the days and weeks ahead.
Okay...maybe years.
It's not as easy as I thought it would be.
My goal is to become even half as good as Jacey Boggs.
Her art spun yarn is too cool to even use.
Maybe some day.............

Thanks for listening to me babble on.
karen