Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
.... that the fiber must be dehaired for processing?
.... that llama fiber doesn't felt or bleach easily?
.... that llama fiber contains no lanolin (the oil found in sheep’s wool),
so it is not greasy and is hypoallergenic
(people are only allergic to the lanolin)?
I bought some beautiful llama yarn at the Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool festival.
Friday, December 25, 2009
This was the last Christmas present I finished in the Thursday morning at 1:00 am. I made my design Basil for my teenage son, but without the tassels. It was also a great opportunity to try out Mirasol Miski yarn, 100 % baby lama. It's a very soft yarn and comes in gorgeous colors.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Candace teaches workshops internationally at major knitting conventions and guilds. Her other fiber related interests include spinning, weaving, dyeing and quilting. When not doing the above, she is riding her bicycle. She lives in rural Connecticut with her pianist/knitting husband and 2 birds. She has three grown sons, all of whom know how to knit but refuse to do so.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
The ascot style scarf and the cowl are worked in three strips, which are knitted together. There is no sewing involved.
Using a self-striping yarn this creates a unique look. The decorative ridge you will get on the right side adds beautiful texture to the pattern.
Scarf and cowl can be worked in aran or fingering weight yarn.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
I followed the instructions for the ASJ for a 27” bust circumference.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
- I soaked the yarn, a 100% wool which I had wound in a hank, in warm water for approx. 45 min.
- After squeezing out the excess water I placed it on plastic wrap for dyeing.
- Then I poured my prepared dye in the different sections of my yarn. Sometimes I had to slightly tap the yarn so that the dye would reach the fiber on the bottom too.
- After carefully wrapping the hank in the plastic wrap and folding it, it went in the microwave for 2 x 2 minutes on high to set the dye.
- Not to "shock" the yarn I let it cool down and then rinsed and dried it.....
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
- My newest design will be published in the next 101 One Skein Wonders book, featuring sock yarn. Can't show you pictures yet....
- In my LYS I'am teaching a class on the Elizabeth Zimmermann's Adult Surprise Jacket with 12 students. We have a lot of fun and some surprises. ;)
- There are quite a few UFO's left to finish..........
- I discovered Tunesian Crochet. I love it ....