Archive for the ‘spinning’ Category

Recently, Mr. ManlyMan and I finally got the time and motivation to finish unpacking our new house.  I always end up in this stage – I’ve been living somewhere for a few months, but there are still boxes skulking in corners and under piles of clothes.  At some point a desperate search for a book or winter coat results in a final unpacking (or a dumping of everything on the bed).  Whatever caused it this time, the Final Unpacking resulted in a very cute room for WeeSprite, and a craft corner for myself!

blurry crib corner

slipper making in progress

The Craft Corner.  It’s possibly the best thing ever (short of an entire craft room… someday, someday).  I have a desk, and several plastic bins of knitting and sewing stash.  I have room for my sewing machine (the one I learned to sew on, passed down from Mom).  I have tools in logical places were I can find them.

stash closet

I have discovered an amazing property of the dedicated crafting space – it gives off it’s own force of creativity.  Maybe it’s the fact that I don’t have to spend a half hour of setup before I can start a project. Maybe it’s knowing where everything is.  I like to think it’s a mystic aura created by the combination of all my crafting Stash in one place.

The Corner of Awesome Craftification has already witnessed the completion of several projects.


lost some of its outdated bits

yes, it had shoulder padsto become this

black lace!

add a sash made from the cut off fabric, striped tights, and some awesome jewelry, and it made my Halloween costume.

Slightly over one yard of this fabric

Halloween sale @ Hancocks!

became my first adventure into patten-based sewing

WeeSprite's first Halloween costume!

(the leftovers from the leggings turned into ankle socks for me)

This is what our Halloween looked like, in the end:

I have more projects on the way, but I will save those for another post.

What kind of set up do you have for your creative needs? Do you have a bag, a room, or a corner like mine? I’d love to see yours, now that I’ve show you mine 😉


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Like a Record, Baby

The batt from this post is having its turn on my spindle.

Yum yum yum.  I’m hoping I can keep it even enough to be knit with my last handspun… I’m thinking a shawlette in pink and green.


kid mohair


Sorry I’m not feeling very word-y today.  To make up for it, here’s a picture of WeeSprite having breakfast this morning.


Yogurt is yummy! Makes a great facial, too.

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"Potluck" roving from Ferndale Fiber

turned into this

(like my nostepinne?)

which was plied on a bigger spindle

much love to Rav member Sharonopolis who sent this to me out of the goodness of her heart.

then wound on a niddy noddy

to become


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Round and Round and Round

Guess what’s been keeping me busy?

Well, yes.

But there’s something else, too!

During the Estes Park Wool Market I got a lovely little spindle from Magpie Woodworks.  It’s deliciously warm and smooth, and amazingly balanced.  I think I’m in love.  In fact, I may have slipped and fell at Gypsy Wools

… and possibly at Shuttles, too.

I also learned that I need to either invest in one of those pet-hair-rollers, or dress to match my fiber.

On that note, I leave you with this.

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