Carding Deja Vu

Good morning and happy Saturday! Have you heard the “it’s so cold I saw a politician with his hands in his own pockets” joke as much as I have the last few days? Much different than the non-winter we had in 2012. I don’t often say I’m looking forward to Monday and I don’t think many other people do either, but Monday’s temperatures sure look nice, and Tuesday’s look even better!

Last weekend I began carding up some pink targhee to homogenize the color. It came out beautifully. The gallery below shows the batts after the first and second pass through the carder and the final result. Continue reading “Carding Deja Vu”

This morning’s carding project

Good morning and happy Saturday! I am doing a little bit of carding this morning with this mostly pink Targhee fiber. I will have more to write about it next weeekend.

Until then, enjoy this post from 2014 about another carding project. It has been sitting in my drafts folder for far too long, as have many other posts from my previous blog.

I am going to make an effort over the next few weeks to publish as many of those old posts as possible and if I can, tie that republished post into a new post, just like I’m doing now.

Later this afternoon I am heading to the home of a friend and fellow chorus member to spend the rest of the weekend with his English Sheep dogs. I got to meet them last weekend and they approved of me, so the next couple of days should be fun.

Have a great weekend!

Are you ready?

Good morning and happy Saturday! The first major snowstorm of the winter is upon us, but somehow for all the jokes made about people stocking up on food and supplies, I have never really seen that actually happen. Sure, the grocery stores may be a little busier than normal as people plan to not go out for a couple of days, but weeks? That is a bit extreme.

I do have a couple of dog sweaters to start knitting and as much as I despise acrylic, these need to be machine washable. If I can find a superwash wool that I like I might get it, but these sweaters usually end up being acrylic. Continue reading “Are you ready?”

MSKR Registration opens this Saturday!

That’s right, registration for the Men’s Spring Knitting Retreat opens this Saturday morning, January 5th, at 10:00 AM.

An email will be sent out to everyone who has signed up on our mailing list notifying them that registration is about to open, and the registration page will go live on the Scheduled Events page on the Men’s Knitting Retreat website.

This year’s retreat takes place from Thursday, May 16th through Sunday, May 19th at Easton Mountain .

If you are not currently on the mailing list you can sign up here.

That’s it for this morning. I hope you all had safe and happy holidays!