Thursday, October 17, 2013

I lost my password and then forgot about my blog, but here I am four years or more later. I just finished making two Turkish style spindles out of sculpy clay.

Thursday, April 05, 2012

New post after two years.Here are some socks I knit for my sister.

These I knit for my dad out of the same yarn.
The ones for my sister I cast on 54 stitches. The ones for my dad I cast on 72 stitches. Interesting how a differing width can change the way the pattern knits.
I have one sock to repair, dad accidently cut the ribbing. It is unravelled waiting for a new ribbing.
The socks for dad are different lenghts because he has a brace on one leg. So nice to be able to knit custom socks for him.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

We had a fun outreach at our church. I did face and arm painting. I painted these horse heads on both my arms. Being ambidextrous comes in handy. We are counting down to grandchild number one's appearance.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Life has a way of getting away from us. Since my last post, I attended The Sock Summit, entered various items in the Oregon State Fair, went back to substitute teaching and found an Easy Weaver at Goodwill. I have already woven two scarves. My latest addiction:-)

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Since it has been over a year, I decided to post something. My mother,who had alzeihmers, finally went home on June 16th this year. She taught me to hand knit when I was eight and taught my sisters and I to sew. I dedicate this post to my mom, Doratha Caroline Lindberg Hooton who was an encourager and inspired me to reach for my dreams.
I miss you mom......

Friday, July 04, 2008

It has been months since I last posted,so I figured I'd better update my blog. I have been spinning the lovely wool sent to me by my swap partner. I am knitting a sock with a skein of Opal yarn. It didn't look so great before knitting, but looks pretty good knit up.
I will post pictures later.
Happy Independence Day All

Monday, January 28, 2008

This is a scarf woven on my midsized rigid heddle loom. The yarn is a cotton, acrylic and polyester by Patons. It was very challenging to weave as the strands caught on each other. I finally figured out that I needed to bring the heddle forward each row before raising the shed and the yarn would then stay separate. It went much faster after that little discovery. I notice that the most helpful and quickest way to do anything usually comes when you are almost finished. It is a good hint for the next scarf I am weaving.

I finally made a square loom to do continuos warp weaving. It weaves like a triloom. The squares are biased when finished. I am making squares to sew together for a lap robe. The yarn for this project is Lion brand's handspun. I have a variety of colors, so when finished it will have a patchwork design.

This is what greeted us this morning. The first measurable snow of the season. It will be gone by this afternoon. Living in the Willamette valley floor, we rarely get snow.