For those who volunteer their time to those who need help you know how rewarding it can be. That is one of the reasons I joined the St John’s Therapy Dog Programe
So a week ago there were 13 spinners who volunteered their Saturday to go spin wool for Lang Pioneer Village in Keene. At the Village they have several dye days throughout the summer and need hand spun skeins to dye. You can imagine how many they would need for their demos. After they have dyed the wool they sell the skeins in their shop to make a little money.
We all brought our lunch and coffee and goodies kept us going for the day. It was a nice fibre bonding day as we all didn’t know each other . It was nice to make new friends and of course spin….
Get your money out. I am selling my Robidoux Spinning Wheel. It is a lovely wheel to spin on. Comes with a lazy kate and three extra bobbins. The bonus is that is also has a removable distaff for those that want to spin flax etc. I am just downsizing on my wheels . It is in like new condition as you can see.
Price is $450
I also have an early 1800 Quebec Wheel for sale in original condition. Selling for $400
Well the freezing rain came in the night and stayed….. I hope my neighbours Birch tree doesn’t split before the rain comes and takes the ice off it.
Ok so I finished my surprise from my little basket… It turned out to be a big cozy shawl and I am very pleased with it. The brown is my handspun and the rest is mostly silk. I love shawls and it will be nice and cozy sitting on my deck at night.
Here is the shawl in the beginnings
Thanks for modelling the finished shawl Jill.
Yippi Yeh!!!!!! My Antrim and I passed the St John’s Therapy Dog Testing today. That means we can now go into nursing homes and hospitals on the St John’s schedule to visit patients and offer them comfort . Antrim just loves to be made a fuss over and patted. I think he gets the best of this ……. I wouldn’t mind my back being scratched…LOL.
So here’s to happy visits…. can’t wait to get started.
Well here is a bit of a teaser for you….. What to you get when you mix various store bought yarns with blends of Merino, silk and mohair and brown handspun Corriedale??????? Add in a 5 mm circular knitting needle and I’m off to start my newest project. You will just have to wait and see. …
One thing I have never done is to add beads to my knitting. A few of us went on a road trip to hit up the yarn shops in the Newmarket area. Our friend Beth knows the area well as she does a lot of work up there and she is just an amazing knitter and also knows where all the high end wool shops are. It was a wonderful day with lots to see and the shops had lots of samples knit up to tease you. Well the temptation worked and you don’t want to know how much the 5 of us spent but the shop owners were sure happy when they saw 5 wool hungry women walk through their doors…..LOL… The one store had this lovely little lace shawl with a picot beaded edging on it. The colour was yummy and I fell right in love with it. Here is a pic of it well on it’s way and the beads waiting to be put on with the picot edge. I thought I had enough measured off for the edging but ran out. Beth is going to see if she can find me another ball this week so I can finish it. If she can’t I will have to come up with a plan B…stay tuned for the finished project and pics.
The yarn is a blend of Baby Alpaca and silk and is a dream to knit with…
I have finished and blocked my little red shawl. It is made from Merino wool and Cashmere and hand dyed. No I didn’t do it myself…. it’s store bought . I really like it and it is sooooo soft.
Ok so last week I posted a Party on the Nails and one of my regular clients saw it. I just love people who want to try something different and go out of the box. This gal has a wild side which she keeps hidden at times. When she came for her last pedicure she wanted to have a Party on her Toes…….. We did the party on her big toe but the little toes wanted in on the party too so we painted each toe a different colour relating to the big toe…. All the toes were quite happy and are out partying for her week down south . Hope they are having fun!
Socks , socks and more socks. I just finished these 3 pairs of fun socks. They are 75% wool and 25% man made fibre. They can be machine washed and dryed. I just love them.