Monday, April 26, 2010

Crocheting baby Hats again!




Finally, I have gotten back to one of my favorite things to do, crochet hats for babies! Those precious little faces look so adorable peeking out from under a hat! The one shown here includes the use of cashmere and handspun art yarn to make this tasseled and cosy hat. The wonderful photography was done by Joyce Eveler.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Up to my elbows in fibers and still spinning!





The morning started with old-fashioned roses and a cuppa coffee brought in by my hubby! That was a sweet surprise and then he started a load of laundry too. Who is this man and what did he do with Louie!??? Guess I will have to make that chocolate cake I have been promising him for the last month!

Our weather has been changing from day to day, one day warm and then rainy and cold. I wish it would just decide. Oh well, the wool is getting cold rain water rinses occasionally, can't hurt! For some reason, I just remain entranced with spinning and playing with fiber just for the sake of creating yarn. Since it is the basis for everything else I love doing, it just seems right.

Additionally, I just received a darling hat from a designer on Etsy called dadaya whose web site is www.tinytoadstool.com and I absolutely adore it. It is so wonderfully whimsical and it just makes me happy to have it on my head or looking at it on the hat stand! I have included a photo so you can enjoy it too.

Looking forward to a lovely weekend full of fiber, friends and fun!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Spinning at The Shepherdess




This weekend I taught a class at The Shepherdess in San Diego California. This is a great shop with a wonderfully edited collection of yarns, beads and now SpinOlution spinning wheels. The emphasis was on creating art yarns and everyone did a fantastic job using a whole new range of techniques for wonderfully textured and exotic yarns.

It always seems that when a group of spinners get together, inspiration is close at hand as having a collection of new and unsual fibers to work with gets people excited to try new things in terms of carding unusual spinning batts. All in all it was a lovely day and one which we are going to repeat again soon.

Happy spinning!