I’m sure by now you’ve all heard about Ahmed Mohamed, the Irving, TX 9th-grader who took a home-made clock to school and was arrested for a bomb, then charged with making a hoax bomb — even though he only ever called it a clock. Ahmed has received a huge outpouring of support on social media … Continue reading STEM education and scholarship fundraiser
I’m going to the Massachusetts Sheep and Wool festival this weekend and decided to turn it into a long weekend out of town visiting friends. And what do you do when you visit friends who knit? You bring them yarn they commissioned. (I sometimes spin for friends if they buy the fiber.) First some Gotland … Continue reading Pre-MASW update
Most of what I’ve been working on recently has been spinning, or English Paper Piecing or knitting. I blame the fact that my sewing table is COVERED IN STUFF. In any case, here are the two projects that I’ve been working on recently of which I have pictures. First is my cat supervising my spinning … Continue reading Spinning more, quilting less.
This has been the weather recently: For the Ravellenic Games (the “knit something challenging during the Olympics” challenge) I decided to do a spinning project and a knitting project. I haven’t finished the mittens yet — not even the first one — but I did finish the yarn. This is a 3-ply, chain-plied (chained with … Continue reading Housebound? Handspinning time.
I picked up a good bit of fiber at the Mass Sheep & Wool fair two weekends ago. The majority came from the Spunky Eclectic booth, where I sort of fell down on my credit card, and got four braids of beautifully dyed top. They had a merino/superwash merino/silk blend that was just beautiful to … Continue reading More spinning
The quilt I’m working on has been very stubborn today, and I’m about to rip out a piece of sashing for the second time in the hopes that this time the squares will line up on either side. Needless to say, I’m not going to post about that today in any more detail: maybe Friday. … Continue reading Handspun instead of quilting.