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The Wrong Kind of White Fluff

We have snow.

Now, this isn’t entirely unusual (it IS January), but I’m having a hard time mustering any excitement about it.

So I’m trying to concentrate on indoor pursuits!

Especially those that serve to promote toastiness.

For example,

Cobblestone, beginning to look like it might be a sweater!

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It’s really hard to take good true-to-life colors in photos of really dark colored objects, and that’s about all I could manage for now. But I have started one of the sleeves as well-

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You’ll have to trust me when I tell you that the charcoal-y grey blend of Chone and Spike is much more appealing in person.

And I’ve been spending a little quality time with Hank, my Pirtle wheel, spinning nice soft cushy singles-

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Aren’t they fun? No idea what they want to be yet.
But I’m ok with that.

(see last post ) 🙂

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January 16, 2012 at 8:42 pm 4 comments

Signed, Seamed and Delivered.

Shadow is officially done.

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And its a good fit! I am so pleased.

First sweater knit entirely of wool from my very own guys. Way to go Edgar and Griff! 🙂

In other news, I finally did something with all those neat little quinces that our tree produced this year!

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After doing a little research online, I decided to go with processing them into quince paste, aka Membrillo.

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It seems that Manchego cheese is the perfect match for the quince paste, and I thought that was mighty cool, since it is a sheep milk cheese. So I set about finding some!

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Oh yeah. Just the right thing.
Big yum.

December 4, 2011 at 8:36 pm 12 comments

Home from the Fair

I didn’t make it up there this year, but I did send a couple things in for the Wool Show

And I’m pleased to report that they both made a fine showing.
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Spike’s two ply skein and the stashbuster raglan both had lots of fun and received high marks, but I’m glad to have them back home again.

In other news, I think I’ve taken my little weaving project as far as I can go on this loom setup.
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It’s about 19 inches now. Hopefully long enough for me to fold into a little handbag or something. Will see what it looks like once I figure out how to get it off the loom!

And the boys got pedicures again today (still trimming and treating with copper napthenate about every three weeks). I made it up to them with some pea vines from the poor neglected garden. It’s mostly been a chicken playground this year. Figured the boys can help me get a start on the cleanup!

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I’ve got all of Edgar’s summer fleece washed now- today was a great day for drying al fresco in the cherry tree-

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so I hung out some Frank/Felix yarn, too!

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Nothing like wool in the breeze. 🙂

Have a great week!

August 28, 2011 at 7:55 pm 4 comments

Long Weekend

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Didn’t have a whole lot of time for fiber fun this weekend, but I don’t think I’d shared these recent spins with you yet-

Above, clockwise from top we’ve got Frank/Felix soft spun singles, a pearly grey Romney two-ply from Sand Hill Farm, and a fun blend of Frank/Felix, white alpaca and blue and wine colored mohair.

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I am really in love with the F & F singles. They are a beautiful creamy opaque white, and so soft and lofty.

Work up really quick, too, from hand combed top!

And just in time to be put away for the summer, here are the finally completed sweaters!

3/4 sleeve colorwork raglan:

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roll-edge natural shades raglan:

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and Huey and Frank Oregon vest!

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New project: socks for Oscar (my nephew)!

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Have a great week-

July 4, 2011 at 7:47 pm 6 comments

Basking

We had sun today!

(Bear with me, it’s kind of a big deal around here) 🙂
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Even the sweaters are kind of basking- while blocking.

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So I’m two for three on sweater completion this week! Woo hooo!

The Oregon Vest zipper is basted into place
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So hopefully I’ll get this last one wrapped up this week!

June 26, 2011 at 9:10 pm 5 comments

My Little Boys are Growing Up

He still looks like a crazy little baby

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But he’s got Big Boy teeth!

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Neat, eh?

And speaking of little babes, my cousin and his wife just had a boy this week-
So, this little White Sox bear will be shipping out tomorrow to hang with Charlie Ross.

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In other news, Stashbuster sweaters are nearing completion:

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Decided on 3/4 sleeves for this one, so it will be finished as soon as I can get those last few rows of colorwork done!

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And this guy needs a little more length on both body and arms, but I’m sooooooo close!

I’ll sign off with the spin of the week-

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That’s approximately 360 yards of steely grey Spike-y goodness! (my pick from Schoonover Farms shearing day this year)

June 19, 2011 at 6:23 pm 2 comments

Works (still) in Progress

I know I shouldn’t let it get to me, but I am always uneasy when I have too many projects hanging out unfinished.

Don’t get me wrong- The Stashbuster Raglan is going well,

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Quite well, actually. That guy is the least of my concerns.

I still have ends to weave and zipper to install in the Huey/Franklin Oregon Vest…..

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It’s lovely. And I want to wear it. But there’s that dang zipper to sew in.

And diving back further into project history is the PREVIOUS stashbuster raglan!

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Dag. I love this sweater too. Its just hard to get back in the groove with that colorwork on the sleeves.

Then there is the “never was a clearly defined project in the first place, but I ought to turn it into something” category-

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Its about 38″ long, 9″ wide strip of brioche stitch. I’m taking suggestions what it might want to be.

And also a bear without a face.

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These little guys never look like much until they have eyes and a nose.
Then I have to do a little White Sox logo on his sweater.

Wish me luck.

May 31, 2011 at 8:07 pm Leave a comment

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