Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Ok, so it is past Christmas, but I thought I would share a couple of knitting projects I made for gifts this year.

This is the Triplicity Shawlette using the yarn Simplicity by HiKoo. I used the color Red Hat Purple because this was a gift for my mom and she loves going to her Red Hat events! This is my first shawl ever and it was soooo easy! I couldn't believe it! Loved making this shawlette! This photo was taken before I blocked it and I forgot to take one after. WOW! What a difference blocking makes!!

This is the Repeat Performance socks I made for a dear friend of mine that believed wool sock were all itchy.  She was pleasantly surprised when she went to wear them and they were so soft! The yarn is Royal by Austermann. Love their sock yarn!

Both of these projects I made during the mystery KAL (knit-a-long) that Michelle Hunter put on at her site Knit Purl Hunter.  She has wonderful instructions and great videos to back them up. If you are interested in knitting these you can go here to check them out. All here patterns that she has used for her KALs are free!! She also has some other patterns that look fun.

I also made a pair of simple slippers for my dad using some of my 'home grown' shetland wool that I cleaned and spun myself. It was the first knitted project I have done with something I spun! I forgot to get a photo before I gave them to my dad!! He loves them and says they are soooo warm!! And soft!! I was tickled pink!

Well, go water ready to go wash some fleece. Have a wonderful evening!

Monday, January 23, 2012


I had the best intentions of getting this year started with a *bang*.  Getting blog posts out, getting fleeces washed and sold, and getting started on a website.

Well, here it is January 23 and this is the first post I have done on the blog. So I will take this opportunity to put some goals down for everyone to see. So maybe that will help me stay motivated!

  • Get at least two blog posts out a week (hopefully more)
  • Get a website online 
  • Get all registrations and transfers for the sheep and goats done
  • Get all fleeces washed before shearing begins again (better hurry on that one!)
  • Spin at least twice a week
  • Get parts needed for Union Loom
  • Finish a knitted project every month.
  • Work on a set up for the Farmers Market
  • Seed pastures
  • Clean up corner lot (full of dead locust trees.... fun)

Well, that's a good start! We'll see how it goes!

Here is a beautiful shot from last year. Thought I had one from a couple of nights ago, but must have been to fast with the 'delete' button!

Have a wonderful evening!!