Monday, December 25, 2006
Business trip to Ohio and family Christmas trip to the north east.
Details and lots of photos of the fun coming soon
Well, after 47 Christmas' I finally had my first "White Christmas" OK officially it was on Christmas night, but it was still a White Christmas.
Sunday, December 10, 2006
to meet with a master spinner and wonder knitter Lori Lawson of Capistrano Fiber Arts Studio. What a patient soul to guide me through this portion of the extensive research project to buy a spinning wheel.
Before we started she gave me a little science lesson and explained the mechanics of what we were going to attempt. Before long I was sitting behind the wheel making my first hank. As ugly as it was I saved it to put along side my first hideous knitted practice piece that will never be seen by the outside world.
Lori had me spinning Blue Face Leicester because it's supposed to be an easy fiber to learn on. now all I have to do is pull the trigger and buy one. Oh the wheel I have settled on is the Majacraft "Rose"
OK, after a nudge from Mrs. Twisted I added the finished product of my lesson. DK to Chunky without trying... What a humbling experience. I certainly have a better appreciation for hand spun fiber.
Monday, December 04, 2006
I'm in a tee shirts, shorts and flips because it's not cold it just Christmas time.
This hat looked like it could be replicated with Berrocco Suede and some fluff
for those of you who like you Tube...
oh and sorry for rotating the camera. Bad Idea on Video
Friday, December 01, 2006
For all of you fiber snobs, (we know who we are) this place has the most beautiful cashmeres and silks. I cant wait to get the first shipment. The sock club was closed since August and it's limited to only 50 people so I'm jazzed to get in. The Mrs. and I will be making some nice socks shortly. I know, I know we really don't need anymore yarn but this was special. See my post on enabling if you have any questions.... http://twistedknitster.blogspot.com/2006/11/enabler-and-chrome-white-hair.html
Thanks to Dee @ Posh Yarns!