Thursday, November 17, 2011

Knit One...Kill Two... giveaway...

This is Maggie Sefton's first knitting mystery books and,
one of her most popular,

"Despite the fact that her aunt was an expert knitter,
Kelly Flynn never picked up a pair of knitting needles she liked
—until she strolled into House of Lambspun.
Now, in the first in a brand-new series, she learns
 how to knit one, purl two, and untangle the mystery behind
 her aunt's murder."   --excerpt form back of book

I'm listening to this on audio-book and am REALLY
enjoying it!

You can read more about the author and her other books...

enter to win* by doing...the following

 -ONE ENTRY to win-
 - Please, leave a you like (not like) to
knit? or have you never tried, but want to? Beginner"
or very accomplished knitter?

-THREE ENTRIES (more) to win-
 - if you blog about it and leave a separate comment
 that you did.

Giveaway Thursday November 24th midnight MT

*to win, must be a follower

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Wasatch Woolpack Spinning Saturday

Last Saturday, about 10 of us got together for
some fun fiber chatter-ee and eats.
I wish I had taken more pictures!! I will have to
be more diligent behind the lens, next time.

There were 6 different spinning wheels, someone using
a drop spindle, a couple of people were knitting too.

We did show and tell...each object shared would
garner a ticket to win...there were 4 little goodie bags to win.

Here one of the ladies was sharing a knitted
purse/satchel that she was going to felt.

And, here are some very fun and whimsical
"thigh" high striped socks. 
(sorry the picture is so blurry)

We ate some yummy vegetable chili and
had chocolate dipped banana and apple slices.

I learned soooo much from all of the talented
knitters/spinners that shared that day!

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This is some great fiber purchased at
Oregon Flock and Fiber this last September

4 oz of roving
50% Merino ~ 25% Bamboo ~ 25% Tussah Silk

spun single ply...eventually to be 2 ply.
I'll show the plied yarn... in a future post (hopefully!)
The thought is to make a small neck scarf.  It's
so soft and even tho, it will be light weight,
it will be very warm.

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Did EWE know?

Sheep were domesticated 10,000 years ago in
Central Asia, but it wasn't until 3,500 B.C. that man
learned to spin wool.

Friday, November 11, 2011

spin...dye...stitch... Oh! My!

Oh...MY...this is one of my favorite fiber-eee books!

This is a grrrrr....reat book by Jennifer Claydon.
If you want to make your own one-of-a-kind yarn, then,
this is the book for YOU!
But, even if you don't want to dye your own fibers...
this is still a great book for the fundamentals of the
spinning wheel and spinning. 
The pictures are all wonderful. Instructions/explanations
of different aspects of spinning and creating yarn
can be clearly understood even for the beginner.

If you don't see this book at your local fiber shop...
check out Amazon...where you can look inside the book.

So...let me know with your comments...are you
a well "seasoned" spinner, a beginner, or have you never
spun on a spinning wheel?  If you've never you think
you would like to try someday?  What would need to happen
to get you on the road to starting to spin?
I LUV spinning!  It is one of the most relaxing hobbies
that I have ever encountered...and, I have met up with
MANY a crafty hobby...fur shore =P