Monday, November 26, 2012

Some Progress

Fiddlehead mittens colorwork
Promised project info! I was making good progress on spinning my Southern Cross Fibre semi sold colors for my Fiddle Head Mittens (as you can see) but seem to have gotten bogged down with holiday activities. Thanksgiving week at the condo was wonderful - the weather very good and the ocean is always fascinating to me. It was a record year for numbers  - there were 21 at Thanksgiving. Dinner at my sister-in-laws. A three table meal! No pictures of the group or of the beautiful Children (there are now 3 with a forth arriving next month!) but I do have an ocean shot taken with my android tablet. You can see the grasses still flattened out from being washed over by the ocean during Sandy.
Thanksgiving Beach
Now I have my artificial tree dug out and the huge box is sitting in the living area. Lots of disrupted piles to go through too. Hope to get back to spinning soon - Happy Holidays all!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

What I need for a weekend away

What you need
I went away for a long weekend to the beach. It was a get together for weaving family and friends (although not everyone chose to weave). We had a great time! I discovered I need quite a list of tools for such a weekend. Believe it or not - I actually edited the original pile! It was billed as a weaving weekend so I brought my 16" Harp (folded up on the top right) and my brand new 10" cricket purchased at my local yarn store, Gosh Yarn It. I had borrowed and Easy Weaver loom to use in a demonstration, that came along so I could get that project finished and off the loom. I recently got that cute hand held  Hockett Loom (leaning up between the Pocket Wheel and the Harp) so of course that had to come. I recently started doing more spindling so my spindle basket with assorted spindles came. The little niddy noddy would be handy if I did some spinning with the bag of sample fibers unspun yet from Fiber Fallout on my lovely Pocket Wheel.  Couldn't leave home without one knitting project so a scarf in progress came along. This picture is main tools and doesn't include additional fiber, yarns, and other accessories!
The project on the Easy Weaver got finished thanks to my sister who did the rest of the weaving. I hemstitched and cut the project off the loom. It is waiting to be felted. I warped my Harp with the current Weaving Club project from Spunky Eclectic, the Cricket got a scarf warped and almost completely woven (I did finish it on Monday night). It now only needs wet finishing and maybe fringe twisting. I did spindle a little and knitted a little. The only tool that didn't get used was my Pocket Wheel but really, why not grab the tote that lives in and take it along just in case!!!!
Girls weekend
Morgan enjoyed the down time at this all girls weekend too!
Sandy damage
Our beach lost a lot of sand but on the whole we were so lucky. The dunes did what they were suppose to do and held back the majority of the waves.
Project info coming soon!