Wednesday, March 28, 2012

WIP Wednesday:

I haven't had a whole lot f time to blog the past week, as every day after Wednesday had something going on. Thursday, I taught my first class-- this was only the third or fourth time I've properly taught a class, with a lesson plan and everything. After that I worked all afternoon. Friday was a rinse and repeat. Saturday I got up early again to go out of town with my aunt for a spring craft show (it went very poorly). Sunday was a bit more relaxing, but still an early start to the day with Mass. Monday I had class and work, Tuesday I taught again and had another class. So yeah, a really busy week. And I still have 2 more days of teaching this week- Thursday and Friday again.

Something that Eileen over at Crochet Attic said yesterday really caught my attention:
 None of us live in a bubble where everything is wonderful all day everyday. 
This is totally the truth. I try to keep things as real as possible, and while I try not to complain on the internet too much, I don't try to sugar coat things.  I've been busy, life's been stressful, but God is in control.

And since I've rambled on so much, I figure I should get to sharing with you what I've been working on this week.
I recently was gifted a drop spindle, and while I am absolutely clueless about spinning, I still bought some roving from the craft show on Saturday. I've watched a few youtube videos, so I understand the basic process, but getting the wool to go the way I want is just not happening.

I'm trying to continue my stash-bash, and I have this huge bag of yarn...  I haven't decided if it's a bag or a creature. Originally, it was a bag, but I got lazy and didn't want to keep increasing. So I think it's a creature in progress. Both yarns are from recycled sweaters.
bag or creature

This ball of yarn will be another Claret Cowl. This used to be a skein of KnitPicks Wool of the Andes Bare Bulky, but I dyed it with kool-aid and now it is beautiful, if I do say so myself. I just haven't cast on yet. But by the end of the day, it will be.
ball of yarn

You should check out Tami's Amis, cuz there should be tons of awesome WIPWs over there.


  1. Dying with kool aid sounds like something I must try. It did turn out very beautiful

  2. I would love to learn how to spin! I should just follow your lead and take the plunge!

  3. I took a drop spindle spinning class and it made all the difference. With an expert there to guide me suddenly I could feel when I had drafted properly and I could feel when the twist was right. It was a three hour workshop but it really put me on the right track!

  4. I recently purchased a drop spindle and some roving too. I am TOTALLY clueless and was less than impressed with my first attempts. I've given up for the time being, but I want to get a book or two and see if that helps.

  5. love the hand dyed - great colours - my faves!

  6. Your last pic of the ball of yarn is in almost the exact same colors of the yarn I picked up to make a hat for my middle daughter (that is if I finish the first one). Love it!

  7. I'm interested to see what you end up crocheting, I love recycled-yarn projects!


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