Saturday, July 24, 2010

Big Babies!!!

Layla had a stuff bear that she carried around, really teasing Saprano.  So we hit the give away toys and found a Garfield for him!
They are such babies!

Update is that the bear is no longer with us - had the stuffing torn out in a tug of war battle.  Garfield is still going and now we have another give away bear for Layla.

Blending Roving!

My husband made me a hackle that I can use to loosen roving that is too tight and also I can blend some colors together.  It is so much fun to use it.  In the pictures, Brintey is doing it.  After you layer the roving on the hackle, you take a button or a diz.  It makes great roving that is so easy to spin. 

Found the instructions to make the hackle on Ravelry.  Bought my combs at the Dollar Tree and found as scrap of wood in the basement that worked. He bought 2 inexpensive clamps so I could clamp it to a table.
The roving that was used was just too dense and overdyed to spin.  I have learned alot since I bought this roving.  But after using the hackle it really spun up good.   It was a gunbarrel blue and we mixed a natural cream.  After spun up, looks like a blue/grey tweed.  Got 4 oz done, only 4 to go.

Baby Wolf - New Toy!!!

Got a new to me loom - a Schacht Baby Wolf.  I love it.  I can fold it up and roll it anywhere.  It only weigh about 50 pounds so it is possible to fold it and travel with it.  Finally got it warped up with some light aqua alpaca/silk blend that I had spun.  The alpaca came from my friend, Jennie, who has the most beautiful alpacas.
Baby Wolf (got to get a name for her) is at home with Mira, my counterbalance.  My room is getting toooooo full!  I love craigslist - both looms came from adds I found on it.

Cake Class

Finally got around to posting pictures of the last cake class that Britney took.  It was so beautiful - hated to cut it.  She took it to her great grandmothers and the family ate it up.  If only I could get her to do one at home!!