Thursday, June 28, 2012

Pretty in Pink

I decided to dye some more pinks.  I used koolaid for the paler pink, and a mix of beet juice and madder for the darker shade.  The wool is Coopworth.  I hope to get this processed before the Tour de Fleece on Ravelry starts this Saturday.  I plan to spin a bunch of skeins of art yarn.  "Plan"  That's a big word.

I also received a gift from a friend.  She thought it was fiber related.  I think so, too.  But-I don't have a clue what it is.   It's too big to be a drop spindle,(it's about 15" tall)  and it doesn't seem to be a niddy noddy.  Anyone have any clues?

Thursday, June 14, 2012

My Flower "Garden"

I got on a kick of needle felting flowers.  Most of them are fantasy "lollypop posies".  I added pin backs to them and plan to use them as scarf pins for some smallish neck scarves I hope to make (soon).  They are quite fun and easy to make-and I have enough wool to make a ga-zillion more.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Soapy Fun

I spent my Saturday morning being all "wishy washy".  I felted 14 bars of soap.  Boy are my hands squeaky clean!  I went to the dollar store the other day and bought some soap.  The better deals were the Dial and Palmolive that have 3 bars per package.  But the nicer stuff is the Yardley-a buck a bar.  The square shapes are a little harder to felt nicely -those corners like to stick out.  I figured out a good way to lay out the wool-I made small "batts" with my hand carders, and used about 3 layers.  This was fun and I plan to hit the dollar store again (after my next paycheck!)