Friday, January 27, 2012

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

this way that way

A bit bummed because I did not get to warp the loom with SR (because I asked her not to come just in case it was slippery on the driveway today). But the Granny squares came in and brightened my evening.

Hopefully we will have the warp at least partially done tomorrow.

Granny square swap - squares received!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

next warp

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

mysteries of spinning revealed!

amazing what an actual f2f lesson does - and that too one with a good patient teacher like SR.

I've been trying to figure out spinning on a spindle using books and youtube videos these past two years - and I did figure out the logic and "theory" but in practice I was not able to *spin* I could get the twist in etc - but not actually *spin*.

Yesterday I had one lesson with SR and discovered I was just positioning the spindle wrong - all the words on the pages and youtube videos I watched - I actually did not understand the key issue - that the weight of the spindle matters and that you dont try to make it spin by rolling the whorl...

anyway long story short - now I know how to spin wool on a top whorl spindle and have the basics of using a nostepinne and niddy noddy - even though I need lots of practice to be really good.

what fun!

about until 4 years ago - when my knees and back started to give me trouble and I had to give up on aerobics and spinning and rely on swimming and walking to take care of my body exercise - if I had said I was "spinning" or "going to a spinning lesson" - I usually meant going to the gym

Friday, January 13, 2012

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Yesterday I finally pieced together most the ashford spinning wheel that was lying in pieces in a bag for a while now. Hopefully on monday I will complete it and see how to spin on it.


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Sunday, January 8, 2012

this morning's woven patch

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not perfect

Will Own my mistakes this one time

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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012

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on the loom next fiber. same warp.

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Got my latest yarn order from

Decided to try some knitting with it.

I dont know why but my fingers and hands (sometimes even my whole right arm) tend to get numb in my
sleep - its probably my sleeping position ... but just in case crocheting and texting are taking a toll, I decided I should probably slow down a bit on that.

And really I can do some plain knitting - nothing fancy - but I cant do much fancy in crochet either.

Anything to see the yarn become fabric!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

My new spindle per SR's specifications arrived today. Of course I took it to her and showed it as soon as I could get away from work to do so. We gazed admiringly at it and she once again demonstrated how to spin - but of course when I come back and try it isnt so easy...

will share image of spindle sometime later.

I learn something about learning weaving/craft everytime I meet SR. She told me that she too expected to learn really fast because she started out with crochet and crochet is something you can learn/figure out more quickly on your own.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

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Monday, January 2, 2012

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

scatty kabam on loom

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