Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!!! The secrets out/ or everything I made for Christmas

Emily's Rauma puppies of Rauma Finullgarn

Sophia's Rauma Angels of Strikkegarn
These mittens were a fairly last thought and I was
 knitting like a madwoman for the past few weeks.
Puppies for miss Emily, and Angels for Sophia. They called
themselves this am and the mittens were a huge success and fit!
Not so pretty on the Loom!!! Very hard to keep it "open" and not beat hard.

Ugly duckling to swan when washed!!!!

Madelyn Van der Hoogt's lovely Huck pattern of Mora wool

This is 2 scarves I wove. My second ever project. One I kept,
and one for Tracy, my dear daughter. It is woven with the Swedish Mora
yarn which is gossamer thin, but really strong. Never broke on the loom.
It really is an easy Huck lace pattern. Fairly ugly on the loom but
turns into a real beauty when washed. I had a blast when weaving this.
4 shaft twill in cotton

3 tea towels and one runner Two towels for littlest sweet daughter Darcy.

One runner for Lisa (DDIL)

Closer of Lisa's runner
My runner
I put on enough warp for 2 sets of 3 tea towels but got adventurous
and after 3 towels made a runner in the red for present for my darling
daughter in law, Lisa. Then I made another runner with cotolin for the warp and
kept that one. It was 5.5 yards of fabric This is the fabric before it was
cut apart and washed. I started weaving for the very first time in November 
and finished everything, plus sent for Christmas! 
I am more impressed with this than any one else. I never thought 
it would go so smooth or fast and that I love to weave like I do. 
With knitting, embroidery and now weaving I am NEVER BORED!!!!! 
It makes me HAPPY!!! Of course housework and cooking are at the
bottom of the list, but no one is starving either.

LOVE my Glimakra loom "Geirdriful" (the spear flinger in Valkerie talk)

Saturday, December 21, 2013

NWRSA Redmond Spinning group Christmas Party

Best ladies Christmas Party ever!!! You will never find sweeter more lovely,
talented ladies. Terrific group to hang out with. Always ready to teach and share.
We spun, knit, ate, played games and visited. Michele was our gracious host
at her farm in Powell Butte. Home to many, many Shetland sheep and mohair goats.

spinning of course

Playing games with presents

time to visit

Super yummy deserts!!!

"Silly" The mohair goat, exceptional fleece!!!

some of the Shetland Ladies
The Sisters mountains in the Cascade range

Lovely day, snow almost melted away
Given many choices, this is how I love to spend a day!! Such fun.