Or How to get your yarn the hard way in 12 easy steps. A few days ago I have posted my first part of this opus. Here isPart II Step 4Take a plunge and buy a spinning wheel. Buy an enormous amount of rowing. Buy raw fleece. Do not for one moment think of how it will get transformed into wool. Stay in denial about the space or the time needed for your new hobby. Denial really helps. Dream of fluffy light clouds of flee
OR… How to get your yarn the hard way in 12 easy steps. I have attended my first Sheep and Wool festival four years ago. Even before that I was known as a fiber nut and after -well, no words seem adequate.So my first year there I bought lots of yarn. And for the first time I got to see the wonderful rowing. Of course, I really wanted to get some, but I could not spin, so no rowing.Next year, when I went to the
We are few! We are brave! We are determined ( or is it demented? )! We – are the Kamikaze knitters. Some may say we are foolish, some may say there is no need for our bravery, but we know – this is our Way.You might ask, who is this “Kamikaze knitter”, person? Here is how you will know her or him.This is the knitter that will knit a dress out of fragile and, yes expensive alpaca yarn for a bab
The rest of the loot from the Sheep and Wool is here! I have left my first bag (OK, so it was – a GARBAGE bag) of yarn and fiber at Maggie’s booth. That was in the morning. I still remembered that it was there when I found my way back to her in the afternoon. When I had to leave I did not remember my own name, much less how many bags I had. By the time the bag was found we were long gone and could not com
Here are my latest acquisitions from the Maryland Sheep and Wool. There is another garbage bag full of stuff that currently visiting Maggie. As soon as it gets here we’ll add it contents to the slide show. The first photo features a cone of worsted “Wool out of Wales” that I am very proud of. It took three years for me to catch it, every year i was just a little bit late, this year I got it. So, her
Here is a slide show made possible by my computer savvy, camera-wielding and all around wonderful DH. Eli – thank you. To start click on the arrow inside the picture. If you wish to watch it in full screen click on the bottom right corner.
OK, with the Maryland Sheep and Wool so close I have joined some people on Ravelry and declared Moratorium on any knitting related purchases until the festival. I am beginning to think it was not a good move. I have not bought yarn in a while, I think about a month or so. I was saving the money for the S&W and had no real problem with “yarn abstinence”. All was well. But I am about to crack. Since I j