Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
And, now that I've opened shop at etsy, I spun up this yarn I called Raspberry and posted it this morning.
While Olivia slept, Toffee the wonder pug stood watch.
Still wondering whether I should list this one or knit it...I just love the colour.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
This still needs work, of course, but it's the start of an idea. I have a bunch of pendants like this in various colours that I made last summer without a real idea of what I would hang them on. Before the spinning and rekindled interest in fibre. Once it warms up a little and I can get back to the pottery studio we'll see what else I can come up with.
Thankfully, spring is in the air! (even though it's a little soggy and windy out, and will be -14 C tonight...we have had a hint of it!) And not a moment too soon.
Friday, March 6, 2009
As for now, here are some examples of what can be done in clay:
These first three are examples of my soul houses.
And here's a tea set.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Somehow I will find a way, but in the meantime I have started teaching a kids/parents pottery group at the community centre, so that world isn't totally passing me by. It's kinda nice to be back in there, and I suppose it really is a good idea to get out sometimes!
The knitting and spinning projects are moving more slowly than I would like, but I did manage to get this spun. It will soon become a hat for Thane. Hopefully before winter ends.
Then there was this beautiful merino/silk blend that I predrafted. It looks like clouds and feels as soft.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
All my glazes and underglazes have also frozen...don't think it's as bad for them, but again, will assess it in the spring.
Whatever the case, I do find myself not as interested in clay at the moment. I'm sure it will come back, it's just time. Maybe it's the winter, it's so much more comforting and inspiring to work in a medium that brings warmth.
So I learned to spin yarn.
I wasn't sure I would do this. Close to the end of my pregnancy I decided I would knit my sons a sweater each, after, of course, my husband got his 7 year old sweater (which he rarely wears, but I digress. Admittedly, it was an itchy choice of wool). Then I explored etsy for the beautiful handspun and felt so inspired I bought my first skein from hobbledehoy.etsy.com
After some reworking, this fun, colourful yarn is turning itself into a lovely hat.
In the meantime I spied a gorgeous undyed merino/tussah silk blend from snowberrylime.etsy.com and just had to get it.
The first one turned into a short scarf, which I gave to a friend for Christmas.
Then I had to get more.
Anyway, my point here is I could see myself spending a ton on handspun, and it just seemed like all these spinners were having so much fun!
I took a drop spindle class, and with my own first yarn I made a hat.
Then I bought a spinning wheel. Now, if only I could get all the time in the world to sit and spin...