jeannie's hands at work

Knitting, crocheting, other handwork, and personal.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Tour deFleece Finish Line ! ! !

I thought I had all the braid spun till yesterday. I found the last half and spun that yesterday and plied today. 
I used the turkish spindle to wind the shorter parts that were left on my jumbo bobbins into cops then plied from them to use up the entire braid. 
I’ve never done that before! 

Here's what I spun Saturday and posted for Tour deFleece. The bobbin and little bunch on the left is what I plied today. 
The big skein in the middle is a bunch of purple singles spun and plied on Friday.

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Tour de Fleece update July 18-20, 2016

  My spinning for the week so far


 Plied yarn from Wednesday , July 20, 2016. 
 Romney undyed plied with dyed forest green variegated Romney. I liked spinning that.
 I got a nice balanced  single and 2 ply. That's a real accomplishment for me!

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Tour de Fleece update

This was the start for me.


To observe and participate in Opening Day of Tour de Fleece, I did a spinning demonstration for my Crochet and Knitting students.
One of my students shot this video on her phone. (no sound)
Hmm, maybe there is sound but nothing to hear really.  Thank you, Miss Patti. :0)

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Our Summer Guests

What a wonder it was to have a hummingbird family in our tree in the backyard. I set up my camera and took lots of pictures, and even a video.
It was great to watch their progress every day. The white in the nest is my cat's fur. He pulled his mats out in the backyard, and Mama Hummingbird liked them just fine.
It was a real challenge to shoot these pictures. The camera had to face west into the sun and then focus tightly on a moving tree branch.  I learned a lot!

2014 The Dyer's Notebook Dye-Along

Here is the link to my inspiration board for The Dyer's Notebook DAL group on Ravelry.

I'm going to be dyeing tomorrow or by the end of the week. I teach on Saturday so that's my deadline to be done by then.
My camera is getting really cranky lately so I don't know if I'll use that or my phone for pics. Yarn pictures there will be however.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Time again for NABLOPOMO

I hope I can do better this time around. I have much more to share and talk about in August. I look forward to writing again.

Here's the link

Sunday, April 29, 2012

NaBloPoMo - Oh, my!

So in an effort to start blogging regularly again, I joined NaBloPoMo for May. I hope this will help me get more focused again on my craft and work. I want to photograph my work and post it, as well as update Ravelry.

I have lots of knitting and teaching and writing to talk about.

May 1, 2012. It starts! :0)

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Finished Serenity Socks - Yay!

I finished my Serenity socks Monday. I have them on my feet as I type. I'm very happy with them considering I knitted them mostly without a pattern in front of me.

I used Deb Barnhill's Back to Basics toes from and Cat Bordhi's Sweet Tomato Heel that debuted at the Sock Summit.
The heel is great, but next time I use it I want to do the reinforcement stitch - the sl1, k1 to make the heel wear better.

Addendum: December 1, 2011
I'm enjoying the socks. They are wearing nicely, fit Great, and wash well. I haven't dried them in the dryer. I just can't do it yet.
I have some commercially knit Opal yarn socks that I put in the dryer, but I can't do my handknit socks yet. Maybe when they're almost worn out. :0)

15 Working Days till retirement, but who's counting?!