Friday, September 25, 2009

This weekend is Lowell Open Studios, and I will be up at the studio doing my thing. In preparation for this, A & I finally got around to painting the outside wall this week and I think it looks pretty good. I'm excited at the idea of finally getting some pictures of our work up and getting the place looking all spiffy. Tonight should be a quiet one. Just going to rest up for tomorrow.

I did a lot of yarn and fiber dyeing in the past few weeks, so I will have pictures to share soon!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

My portable spinning wheel has this little screw thing that attaches the foot to the wheel (I don't know what this particular piece of hardware is called). Lately I have been having a problem with it coming unscrewed while I am using the wheel, which is annoying to say the least.

This morning, I decided to bring the screw to the hardware store to find a replacement. Not wanting to seem silly, I went over to the wall of screws and started examining my different options, but after about 2 minutes decided that I didn't want to spend the rest of the day looking at the billion different kinds of screws to find the one I wanted.

I went to the front desk, held up the object and said, "I need one of these. I don't know what it is called or where I would find it."

The guy looked at it and said, "That's interesting. I don't know if we have anything exactly like this. What's it for?"

"My spinning wheel."

"Oh. Do you keep that next to your butter churn?"

(I was, in fact, able to find an replacement for my item, which, while not as pretty, should be functional, which is the most important thing."

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Home from stART in the Street, and I am exhausted. It was a fun day and I am glad that I followed through on this goal. More news later, when I am less tired.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

I am getting better at my method for making these bracelets. The first one took me about 4 hours. This one took me 2.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

In preparation for the stART on the street festival this weekend, I put together some finished items to complement my selection of handspun and hand-dyed yarns. Labor day weekend, I was a busy little bunny and made several knitting needle cases, which I really like.

This one features a fun polka dot print:

This one was made from a thrift store purchase of a very cute (and extremely tiny) skirt and has a surprise inside:

And last, I made this one toward the end of the day, when, apparently, I had lost my ability to measure accurately.

As you can see, the flap which is supposed to hold the needles in place doesn't actually cover the tops of the needles, rendering it useless. *sigh* So I am keeping this one for me.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New yarn

I spun this up a while ago, but didn't get around to taking pictures. It's a superwash merino, tencel blend with a little bit of angelina. Sooooo soft and yummy!

Also, I am pleased to note that I am vending at stART on the street this Sunday. If you are in the Worcester area, stop by and say Hello!