Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Crazy Fiber and Fabric Choice

Nothing funnier than going to London Wul choosing some handdyed fiber and then unknowingly choosing some Amy Butler fabric for aprons and realizing at the till that they match.
OMG! This is taking coordination to a whole new level.
Scary!

You can now get Amy Butler fabric at London Wul. I can't promise that your fabric will match your fiber but who knows.
Cinna

Finger Knitting

Very interesting night at Reads last night for our get together. Nathalie sported her completed raglan. Beautiful. Deans showed off the coal she just completed for her DD. The funnest thing was when the lovely Caitlyn (I hope I spelled your name properly) came in and showed us all how she had just learned to finger knit in school. Cudos to the schools for doing this and to Caitlyn for taking time to show us. It's always great to learn new techniques and to learn from someone so young is especially fun.

See you next week on Wednesday at 6pm.

Cinna

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sweater finished

Hi All. Well I finished the summer sweater project. Yeah! This was a project chosen by Doris of our Reads knitting group and is a free project on Red Heart. Designed by Julie Farmer this " Cuff to Cuff Sweater" is pattern# LW2594 and is made using Red Heart Boutique "Treasure". It  is quite warm.

The next meeting of the Reads group will be Monday the 16th.
Hugs
Cinna

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Spindles from Spinerosity

Yeah my spindles from Spinerosity on etsy arrived today. After reading "Respect the Spindle" by Abby Franquemont I realized I needed a few more spindles. I wanted a few low whirled and a Hugh whirl and I wanted not expensive ones as I wanted to ve able to throw them in my work hat and handbag. Enter Kendra Diaz of Spinerosity. The mini spindles are just a few dollars and the lovely support bowl just $5.00. Note the vibrant colors. Thank you Kendra.
Cinna

Sunday, September 9, 2012

OCD

 
In case you're wondering what "OCD" means. Well it is the initials of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I seem to get a little obsessive compulsive when I am stressed. For intance my mother is ill and I start making spindles and buying spindles and using spindles. Below are my 2 latest creations. Both are made from dowels. The high whorl spindle uses a large donut bead for the whorl and the low whorl spindle ( I call her Peppermint Patty) uses a toy wheel. They both spin okay but are not as well balanced as I would like.
 
 
My other obsession during this time has been jewellery. Especially the Knitter's Row Counter bracelet which has lead me to do some basic wire wrapped jewllery making. Just a few ear cuffs. Anyways, have you seen the row counter bracelets anywhere? There is a good tutorial at West End Design Knits and some lovely ones for sale on Etsy. I really liked the ones at Crimson Orchid . So mine are below. As for the wire jewellery tutorials I just Googled. I found some very nice sites on Pinterest
Knitter's Row Counter

Basic wire jewellery


I also became a little interested in making a wrist distaff for spinning. I found a good tutorial at the Sanquine Gryphon for a braided and beaded distaff and a nice tutorial for a felted distaff at the Art of Megan . I made my braided distaff out of some Jacob fibre that I purchased from Heidi of London Wul last year.
Felted distaff
Beaded&braided wrist distaff

 
 
So I managed to sign up for the Spinning Retreat in October. Hosted by Moncton's Hub City Spinners and being held at Rodd's Miramichi River Resort on the 12th to the 14th of October. It should be a nice time and don't forget all of that week the Fibre festival taking place in Amherst Nova Scotia.
 
This weeks knit group will meet on Thursday the 13th at Reads in Riverview at 6pm.
 
Happiness is being able to love without reserve and to knit/spin/craft without censor.
 
Cinna 





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