Friday, September 11, 2009
Projects, projects...and a few projects
Seine Scarf by Ann Budd, knitted with Knit Fit Knitting sock weight yarn
Natalie's knitting ways may be rubbing off on me. Usually I don't have very many projects I'm working on at the same time, unlike Natalie, who seems to have lots of projects to work on. But, well, new magazines just keep coming in to the shop with more and more tempting patterns. And then there's all this wonderful yarn here.....
Little Crocheted Bag
And of course I can't neglect my crochet hooks....after all, I'm still a hooker at heart! So I also have to keep working on this little bag, which a customer is eying because she likes the colors. Which means I'll have to start another little bag for the shop that I was supposed to consign this one to....
And of course the spinning wheels can't be left out. Especially when customers come in with gorgeous fiber like this that they want spun. This is the combed fiber from a local's Komodor (I think that's what she said) and it is lovely! Creamy soft with no doggy smell. As I commented on our recent podcast, I'm not always thrilled to see dog hair coming in the door for me to spin. But this stuff is just like alpaca and spinning into a beautiful single. Check our the latest episode of our podcast for a hint on what to do if the doggy smell DOES appear in your carefully saved combings!
Dog Hair Singles Yarn
TJ doesn't think much of it, though, so I carefully remove the bag from his reach when I leave him alone. Lily just sniffs me with an expression that says, "Dull, really dull...."
And naturally, since I had the opportunity to buy a drum carder from a former spinner (now there's a tragedy...someone that doesn't spin anymore...) I have to keep working on the lovely Corriedale fleece I've been spinning. I think I'm going to like the carder. I'm still figuring out the best way to use it but the few batts I've made from the Corrie so far are lovely.
So what's on your needles? Or hook? Or wheel?
P. S. I often don't know what's going on in the bluegrass musical career of my brother, Sammy Shelor. Mostly because he just doesn't think his accomplishments are any big deal. I happened to see a link on his Facebook page to this article. Not a small deal, I think, and congratulations, Sammy! Check out his web site to see more about the band, and some other good things that have been happening lately.
And to give equal time, the Corn Acoustics! Corn Maze is open in Meadows of Dan now and very popular with visitors of all ages. Check out the web site for a planned romantic couples night. And I'm hoping to be hanging around on Halloween telling spooky stories!