Washington County Fiber Tour This Weekend

Doing anything fun this weekend?

This weekend is the 25th Annual Washington County Fiber Tour! You can visit great local farms that raise, sheep, alpacas, llamas, angora goats, and angora rabbits, learn more about the animals and how they are raised, see shearing demonstrations, spinning and weaving demonstrations, and treat yourself to some yarn or fiber (or even a finished garment or blanket) made from locally raised animals. Continue reading “Washington County Fiber Tour This Weekend”

My hands are craving some softer work

 

Good morning, and happy Saturday again. I have had the last week off from work to do a much needed bathroom remodel project. My skills in that area are limited, so I was the assistant on the project, and much of the big work was done by our very talented contractor friend. As with any remodel project, it started with demo/removal of all the old stuff in the bathroom that was getting replaced. That part was my job, and at the beginning of this week, I began tearing up the layer upon layer of floor put down by previous owners to expose the original subfloor. Demo is probably the hardest part of any remodel project, but it felt really good to get it done. Continue reading “My hands are craving some softer work”

Book Review – Dyeing to Spin and Knit: Techniques and Tips to Make Custom Hand-Dyed Yarns

Dyeing is not something I have much experience in. I have done very little, and most of it has been with Kool-Aid and food coloring. A few weekends ago I had the pleasure of dyeing with my friend Rob in his kitchen using the Greener Shades dye kit that he got from the Woolery. We had a great time, and the skeins I brought to dye came out beautiful, and I’m grateful to have gained a little more experience with dyes other than drink mixes. I don’t see myself doing very much dyeing in the future. More of the Romney that I dyed last weekend will fall into a dyepot because I’m just amazed at how beautiful that yarn came out, and I’m looking forward to how other colors look on more of that yarn. So much so that I ordered the same dye kit earlier this week. Continue reading “Book Review – Dyeing to Spin and Knit: Techniques and Tips to Make Custom Hand-Dyed Yarns”