Friday, July 22, 2011

On My Mind...

Friday, July 22, 2011

This is my first time participating in the Friday 'On My Mind', started by Rhonda at Down to Earth.

In the box is wool I have carded.


On my mind today is my spinning. I now have three babies to knit for and I need to get busy! I am getting raw lamb and alpaca fleeces, carded them, spinning and then knit them into heirloom baby outfits. This weekend I need to finish spinning the wool and then the alpaca fibres, ply them together, wrap into skeins, set the skeins and let dry, wrap into balls and then I can start knitting.

Sounds like hard work, but it is so satisfying to know that I can take a raw fleece and make it into something beautiful and useful.

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4 comments:

Cath said...

I would love to give spinning a try.

Mary said...

There is something primeaval about creating something from scratch. The satisfaction is like no other.

Becky said...

Looks like a lot of fun!

erdbeerdiamant said...

Hi Paula,

just google "knitting patterns" or "knitting stitches" .. and then you go from there. Cast on a several number of stitches and begin :))

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