You might have heard a rumor about a fantasy place called tinydinostudios.com where the dinos run free in the fields and the wool abounds. I am here today to tell you that it does indeed exist. I have been build a blog-as-website place for myself here on the web, at my very own domain. The blog is up and fully functioning.
All new blog posts will go up at the new domain tinydinostudios.com
Come and stay awhile!
Between running errands and putting up the Christmas tree today, I have been cementing the details of my lesson plan for my first knitting class. I cannot say how jazzed I am to have the opportunity to pass on a bit of what I have learned over the last couple of years.
I finished one of my samples today, and it’s bright pink and fun.
Just for fun, my second knitting project ever.
I used it as a sleeve for my netbook while I was in school. It worked great!
Is there anything you want to learn how to make?
To all of my American readers, Happy Thanksgiving!
Don’t be afraid to dig into your feast.
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I have never used lace weight before. For some reason I just never really thought about giving it a second thought. But when I was at Juniper Moon Farm for shepherding camp, there was a great big bowl of their new yarn line in the living room, and I could not put the Findley lace weight yarn down. Inspired thus, I came home and procured myself two skeins of merino lace yarn. (Pictured above. Dyed myself, of course, is my favorite wintery plum color.)
My plan is to someday, make this sweater. Because I am nothing if not ambitious. No lace bookmarks or skinny little scarves for me. Give me all or give me nothing, apparently.
Have you done anything with lace?
Just in time for the holiday season, I am kicking off a new line of tops for spinning. Most folks dye their spinning fibers in about 100g or 3.5-4oz batches, myself included. While this is really great for small project like what I shared yesterday, I understand that sometimes 4 oz just isn’t enough.
That’s why I will introduce a new complementary set of hand painted tops every month. The two braids will make up at least 8 oz worth of fiber for spinning or felting, and while they are different colorways, they will be close enough that when used together, they will complement each other very well. The two braids will be listed separately, and can be purchased individually or together. However, if only one of the braids is sold, I will not be able to duplicate the colorway exactly, so I would get them both while you can!
November/December Complementary Hand Painted Top:
4 oz Falkland Top Hand Painted in December
5.3 oz Falkland Top Hand Painted in Winter Solstice
I have a small parade of Finished Object to share. I finished them off over the weekend and should probably get myself back to work.
Became Athrun’s open fingered gloves for this year.
I also finally finished Brock’s Cobblestone Pullover. The photos kind of speak for themselves.