Sunday, February 19, 2012

Fun I've been up to

So yesterday was the bazaar in town!  I'll have to say I had a really good day, despite it being quite slow.  But I had fun.  And the folks who did come got to see me in action, as I took my spinning wheel with me.  I gave mini history lessons on spinning and how the world wouldn't be what it was today had someone not noticed you could make wool into thread.  And of course I was asked (a few times) "You know you can buy yarn from a store, right?"  ::)  Where is the fun in that though? Truth is I much prefer the making of the yarn then using it.  I can, and I do, but it's so much more fun to spin!  I was happy to see some men take interest in the wheel too, though I think they were more interested in its mechanics, then the yarn that came out of it!

I've also completed the spinning of my breed study!  Yay!!  That means I can spend a little time with the dye today, after I make a cheesecake tho.  I will get this cheesecake thing right eventually..... Especially for the sake of my husband.  He did clean and de-clutter the kitchen.

~Kara

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  1. Hi Kara,
    I've been petting the skein of yarn I bought from you since Saturday and looking through my patterns. I've got it narrowed down to a cowl or mittens. I think the cowl pattern will win, only because I've made dozens of mittens this winter and haven't knit one cowl! I've also carded some of the fibre and am dreaming of what to knit with it. So much to do and so little time, and after a nice long weekend, back to work tomorrow. Also wanted to thank you for the advice on my wheel. I've adjusted things, and I'm trying to get comfortable with changing things up! lol

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    1. The yarn will make a beautiful cowl! I can't wait to see it. Did you put the fibre onto the drum carder, or did you use the hand cards? Glad to hear you are getting more comfortable adjusting the wheel! Fibre is fun, isn't it? :D

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