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a day full of fibery goodness

It has been a day of fibery goodness.

{Before: all curly and full of vegetable matter.}

{After: So fluffy!}

I sat down and pulled out my hand carders to see if I could figure all that out. 324 more words


RKLW {2}

Reading: The Wild Queen by Carolyn Meyer. It’s about Mary, queen of Scots, one of my favorite historical characters! I’ve read a few books by her before and so far it’s pretty good. 261 more words


My First Hand-Spun Yarn

Having spun a small quantity of single green yarn, and another in purple, I then spun the two together to create a 2ply yarn.  This is my first attempt and it’s not very even, but I’m so chuffed with it. 15 more words


Wool - Yarn - Bottle holder

Today I bought this beautifully dyed wool from a sweet lady at a local viking market. Of course I began spinning right away, and on my journey home I begun crocheting this bottle holder… 8 more words

Work In Progress

Spinning with a Drop Spindle

A few years ago my husband bought me a drop spindle kit from George Weil.  I am not known for my patience and I got frustrated with it fairly quickly and it went back in the box and was left.  449 more words


Drop spinning, fluff to sock!

Mr Ward recently bought me a drop spindle which came in very useful for our recent road trip to Scotland. I always thought I couldn’t use a drop spindle but gave this a go and found it to be perfect, I think the problem with my other one was the lack of weight. 67 more words

Amazing Nature...not In My Garden

Roving Adventures: Steam Setting

As I walked in the door triumphantly with my 33 quart enamel ware canner I got super cheap at Goodwill, I had prepared my explanation about how useful it would be when I had my future garden or got a good deal at the farmer’s market to preserve the theoretical fresh produce. 222 more words