Thursday, November 25, 2010

First Ball of Yarn!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Hooray! I have spun my first ball of yarn. It's no where near perfect, but it is a whole lot better than when I first tried hand spinning.

First spool full of hand spun yarn!

Then I wound it into a ball.

Another Use for Zucchini: Homemade Zucchini Spindle!

I was reading through the online 'Spin-Off' magazine ( and came across this video. Gave me my giggle for the day! When I get proficient in hand spinning and have a glut of zucchini's, I just may try this out of curiosity. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Update on Silkworms

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Well, they didn't survive. They did last a week though. I first tried cherry plum leaves, apple tree leaves, grape leaves, raspberry leaves and lastly, celery leaves. They did not like any of those, so, I gave them lettuce leaves. They liked those ok enough at first, but then the worms dried out and died. So, I don't know if maybe I should have kept a cover on their box so they wouldn't dry out; or was the lettuce not enough to sustain them? Either way, I am trying to source some Mulberry chow food; dehydrated Mulberry leaves. Then I will order some more eggs and raise them the proper way.

Twitter Delicious Facebook Digg Stumbleupon Favorites More

Design by Free WordPress Themes | Bloggerized by Lasantha - Premium Blogger Themes | Hosted Desktop