Making headway

I’m happy to say that even though I have been having issues with pain in my hands and my ball winder calling it quits, I’m back on track! 

I was able to untangle and save most of the Seawool today 

Finished spinning and plying the other half of my coopworth (I have yet to count the yards)


Started seasilk


And have gathered my other skien soft yarn together to get ready for the fair

With all the rain we will be getting this week, I feel like I could knock out two or three more skeins!

Have a great night folks!

Put on your dancing shoes

Hello *waves*, I am back from my unplanned sabbatical. We’ve had a few weeks of craziness going on here, and as a result I am still trying to catch up on sleep, so I can catch up on knitting & crochet projects.

First I just want to take a quick moment to talk about domestic abuse. I’m not going to go into full details, but I have a friend who over the past year has been a victim of domestic abuse, first with words, then with control, towards the end she wasn’t allowed to talk to anyone, including her child, and after came the physical abuse.

I am happy to say that, she has made it out of that relationship and will hopefully be getting help. I am hoping her boyfriend will be getting some professional help as well. If you know of someone who is being abused, as scary as it is, please speak up. You could be saving someone’s life.
I’ve never been more afraid, then when my friend banged on my window at 2:00 in the morning, I’ve never shaken so much sitting in my house with the doors locked and the lights off, waiting for the cops to arrive. My friend was crying and terrified, she is safe now, and will hopefully never have to go through something like that again.

If you are in an abusive relationship, there are ways out. Shelters, safe houses, or maybe even a family member or friend. No matter what, don’t take the blame for their actions, don’t make excuses for them. There is no excuse to verbally, mentally, or physically harm someone. Break the cycle.

Now on to something a little more uplifting and positive, and fluffy

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I finally have 95% of my wool, silk, bamboo, seasilk, and tencel ready for either carding or spinning (either way it’s all washed, save for pound of Lincoln long wool).

I am ready for all of that to be yarn when we move next summer. I actually just finished spinning a pound of alpaca, yeah you read that right a POUND

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I spun it up bulky and had a few mistakes, but that is all trial and error right?!

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I am in the process of crocheting three scarves for a friend, with the yarn above. That too did not happen without a little trial and error, so I broke the rules. Yeah that’s right, I’m a crochet rebel. 6″ wide and 60″ down?! Heck no, 60″ wide and 6″ down is how I role, and the first scarf looks really good if I say so myself.

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I’ll post a better picture when I am finished with all three.

I was hoping to have them done tonight, but guess what?! I have kids. They like to sit on my lap when they see me working with yarn, they like to get out of bed twenty five times a night and when I set my alarm to go off at 5:15 in the morning with the thought of knitting, guess who is up half an hour before that alarm goes off?! You know what though?! I wouldn’t trade them for all the yarn in the world, now that’s love.

I probably won’t write again until sometime next week, this week I have rehearsals and three performances of The Nutcracker!! I am super excited! If you happen to live in the North Western part of NH, you may or may not have seen fliers for it, and if you have, well what are you waiting for?! Go buy yourself some tickets! Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,

I have two finished items to share with you this week, and then I will leave you with a picture of Aileys latest obsession

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Here is a batman hat I made, I think I’m going to sew the yellow circle on with black yarn and redo the bat, so I lied…semi finished project.

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My bosom friend had an open house today, she sells party green products and she ordered something lights to put natural lip balm in.

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Fiber addict

I’ve had a couple of orders recently which I have been able to finish in no time

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(Someone remind me why I don’t like to crochet?! It’s fast, easy, and I enjoy it while I am doing it…I’m weird, I know).

I took it upon myself yesterday to take the money I earned from hats to order some much wanted but not needed fiber.

Yes folks, we all know I have a fiber addiction. It’s not like I don’t have huge bags of alpaca…blue texel…romney….lincoln long wool, Shetland, angora, and bunch of other fiber that I can spin.

However, at some point over the night I was able to justify it, this fiber will just spun up, knit into something and sold. Problem solved.

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Plus look at that beautiful fiber! Mulberry silk & seasilk. How could anyone pass that up.

I’ve made up my mind (so I don’t go back and purchase the merino that I found), that I will not browse etsy again until I have completed five orders, and finished spinning the alpaca.

Cross your fingers for me folks. This is a sickness…that I’m not sure I want cured.