Sunday, February 27, 2011

Flat Stanley is Back!

I received notice that Brother Bear will be starting his Flat Stanley project at school.  Geez, it seems like just yesterday Sister Bear was busy with her project.  A lot has changed since we last had a Flat Stanley at the farm.  For one, our farm was just in its infancy plus I wasn't blogging back then so I am using the power of Social Networking to make this a super great project for my Bear.

That being said...I now have some amazing Fiber Friends that live in far off places and I would love to have Flat Stanley visit you so you could share a bit of your world with Brother Bear's classroom.  If you are interested, let me know because I'll need your address so his teacher can send you the official request.

Once Flat Stanley arrives, you will need to take pictures of him around your town and sharing your activities then mail back the photos with other fun items from your location such as brochures, maps, postcards so that the classroom can discuss your part of the world. 

Last time, our Flat Stanley visited Akron, Ohio to see a cousin.  He visited the zoo, an aquarium and a ball game.  This time I am hoping he'll go overseas....um, yeah, are you reading this my friends from Australia?  So...really, send me a message if you are interested.  I need to turn in the information this week. 

Friday, February 25, 2011

Fiber Arts Friday -

Welcome to Fiber Arts Friday!  Each week Fiber Artists from around the world meet here to share their adventures in Fiber Arts.  So...what are you waiting for?  Link your Fiber Arts Blog in and share in the fun.  If you visit, please leave a comment and join the Fiber Arts Fun!

Last weekend was a three day weekend for me so I accomplished a lot and also blogged a wee bit more than I have in awhile.  I hope you had a chance to look at my blogs from earlier this week to see my Vampire Swap post and my new improved Cricket and stained and ready to weave.  I wanted to share with you some projects I've been working with on my loom.

The Rigid Heddle Study Group that I belong to has been using the Jane Patrick Weaver's Idea Book as a course book for our learning.  This month we were supposed to work on finger weaving techniques.  There is a whole chapter on these techniques.  We agreed that we would all go at our own pace.  This Sunday we are supposed to meet up and share our adventures.  Well...I got as far as making loops. I am also stuck on last month's making bags task.  I have my bags all sewn together but I still need to add the inside fabric which I finally purchased.  I know I need to use a sewing machine for this part if I really want to do the bags justice but just haven't had the time to sit down at the now unearthed sewing machine to practice my stitches.  Maybe this weekend?

Look at the beautiful linen I found for the bag I finished last month. That really is linen fabric and not a paper bag.  It matches the browns in my woven fabric perfectly and the sales clerk at JoAnns was tickled to help me find the perfect fabric to line my super soft and natural purse.  Maybe...just maybe you will see a complete photo next week.  I'd really like to get the bag lined so I can start using it.

I used my finger weaving technique of making loops to make this adorable bag for Sister Bear.  Now to add the liner and I figured I would make the bag strap out of the same fabric instead of using yarn.  Ah yes...sewing is a must.  I was taking photos at night and even with the white board, the photo doesn't truly show how sassy the fushia fabric, that Sister Bear loves, pops the fushia in the yarn.  Again, hopefully it will get sewn in this weekend.
I will also use that same fabric to line the bag I wove for Sister Bear two weeks ago...again, sewing is next on the agenda.  Argh!  Although it looks like our puppy, Lego, may be up for the assistant job.

I have put my sweater in time out for the next month so that I can participate in the Winter's Rhythm KAL that KellyJ and Studio June are hosting at Your Local Yarn Shop here in Battle Creek and on Ravelry.  The official cast on is tonight but...in true WonderWhyGal fashion, I stopped by the shop on Wednesday and picked up my kit early because I truly have ants in my pants and I couldn't wait.  It required 236 to cast on and the first tricky part of the pattern happens in row four so...I thought I would get a start casting on and knitting the first three rows.

I'm not a fast knitter and I want to be able to get the help I need on the first Friday night get together.  I wonder how many other people stopped by the store to do the same thing.  Well, my goal this weekend is to get some sewing done on these bags.  I have a bunch of fiber to dye for a SAL I'm planning plus I am still working on plying my Briar Rose Polyworth and Wonder Why Alpaca Farm Suri.  If we get all the snow the news is predicting, I won't be able to get much done outside so...I am gearing up for a fun weekend of Fiber Arts.  Now...share your adventures in Fiber Arts. 
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

WIP Wednesday - Ice


 












The sweater I've been knitting (or lack of knitting thereof) is too depressing. I am not making any progress.  This WIP is not on schedule and at this point I'm threatening to put it back in time out so instead, I will share with you the day after the big Ice Storm here in Michigan.

As I drove home from work at 5pm, the Sun was shining bright.  It looked like my very own Glass Menagerie.
 Even though I had a three day weekend, I didn't touch my knitting once.  Instead I got a bunch of weaving done, barn chores which included deep cleaning of the barn before the big storm and lots of family time.  You'll have to wait until Fiber Arts Friday for all of the weaving intrigue (oh yeah, that's a teaser).

 I'm not complaining...if these pictures show you even a wee bit of what I have to enjoy, you'll see why I'm not focused on that darn sweater.  It will get done...one day.  The adorable Suri Alpaca wearing hay is none other than my Sexy Rexy of Wonder.  He is growing into a fine looking male.  The Black Huacaya is my Sweet Petunia.  Look at the facial coverage.  Her fleece is unbelievable.  The primary and secondary fibers are super close and fine (which is what we want) plus the density, crimp and length (which is what the show ring focuses on) is totally stellar.  I plan to sell her so...if you are looking for an amazing Black Female Huacaya with amazing genetics...let me know.


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Monday, February 21, 2011

Trick Out My Cricket

When Santa brought out family a Cricket Loom for Christmas, we were super excited.  So far we have woven quite a few yards of scarves and bags.  I have become a member of the Cricket Club on Ravelry where I have learned an insane amount about my loom. 

In one discussion thread, many of the weavers were customizing their loom by staining it in shades of Cherry, Mahogany, Walnut, etc...I decided to add a bit of Wonder to the Cricket and picked my Orange.  Sister Bear went stain shopping with me and she said a Cricket needed to be green so...together we picked out Orange and Green to make the loom our own, specifically Mandarin Orange and Green Tea Green.

Before we dismantled the loom we had major discussions about what pieces would be which colors.  Yes, it isn't rocket science... it's rock star thinking.  While we were busy staining our loom, Grumpy and Brother Bear were painting their Cub Scout Derby Car.  Our family was super artsy craftsy this weekend and the house was full of paint fumes.  Anyways, we decided which pieces would be which colors and off we went. 

First we needed to lightly sand all of the pieces then I explained to Sister Bear that a little bit of stain goes a very long way.  I don't think she quite understood that so there are sides that look more like painted wood than stained wood but...she learned about staining and I learned about patience.  Two valuable lessons were learned.

As an afterthought, I guess I should have had us wear gloves but...we were using water based stain so it washed off easily.  It wasn't as messy as I thought it would be which I'm thankful for.  The end result is exactly what I hoped for.  The Green Tea and Mandarin Orange together are awesome.  I did chose to not peal off the Cricket sticker.  I like that a wee bit of the natural color stayed on the loom. 

You'll also notice that I kept the back Apron Bars Green and the front Apron Bars Orange.  Sometimes when you get busy warping you can get confused so now I have my colors to easily identify front from back.





Oh, I did manage to get a wee bit of stain on the plastic side pieces where the teeth grab. I tried wrapping them in tape but it made it harder to get in the cracks.  After I took the photos, I easily wiped the stain off using a little rubbing alcohol.  I'm glad I used the water based stain...can I say that again?  Yes, I'm glad I used the water based stain because it creates less of a mess.



For more messy projects, check out a Marvelous Mess!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

I did not pass Go or collect $200

In the last month I have made it a point to stay home as much as possible on the weekends and evenings.  Yes, I've managed to sneak out to my favorite yarn shop or to visit fiber or Alpaca friends but overall, it's been about family time.  This has really helped all of us adjust to the new work schedule both Grumpy and I have.  

As I type this, I look at the pudding Sister Bear has on her face even though I told her to wipe her face an hour ago and I smile.  It's amazing how a change in career or some other event in your life can really bring your heart back home to the basics. As much as I loved being self-employed and working on the farm pretty much full time, I was by myself a lot. Now I'm not.  When I come home, I am ready to be at home.  Does that sound odd? 

This weekend Grumpy and I spent a good chunk of Saturday morning in the barn deep cleaning the Alpaca poo before the next wave of snow (which came around lunch today) hit while the Bears took care of the dog poo in the backyard (yes, it does seem like I have a poo obsession but after a long Winter, there was a lot of build up).  Grumpy spent the afternoon helping Brother Bear with his Cub Scout Derby Car for the upcoming race while Sister Bear and I worked on weaving her new sassy handbag. She gets frustrated when I knit and is hit and miss with my spinning (she spins a bit which helps) but she really enjoys the weaving and is learning all the techniques that I am learning.  I love that!  She then helped me dismantle my our Cricket Loom so that we could stain it using colors we picked out together. The Bears are at a magical age (really, aren't they all magical?) when they are eager to learn, want to spend time with you and still want hugs.

I've decided to back away from my social networking for awhile so that when I'm home, I really am home.  The Bears are happy with this and so am I.  I didn't realize how much I was on the laptop or my phone.  Home really is where the heart is.  I enjoy my special time with both of the Bears and I treasure that time above all else.

When I was growing up and got my learner's permit to drive, I used to toss the keys to my Dad and say, "Let's spend some quality time together."  I would get in the driver's seat and we would stop by the Dairy Delight to get our favorite shakes then spend an afternoon driving. (You know, back when gas was affordable and you really could joy drive)  The time we spent together was truly quality time that I will forever treasure.  Our bond as daughter and father grew along with creating a friendship that has lasted beyond his death. 

I think about those times when I am doing something special with my Bears.  I want them to know that they can depend on me and Grumpy.  I want them to feel comfortable talking to us about whatever is on their minds or in their hearts.  I know my relationship with my Dad was something very few children have with their parent and I don't expect that with my kids because what we create together will be different so...I will set the foundation for openness and honesty that I'm sure we will need as they enter their teenage years and we will create our own unique relationships together.

Now...it's time to read.    Each of the kids have picked a different special book this month so Grumpy and I have been reading with each one of them at night.  I love the questions and discussion we are getting from the stories that they have picked.  I love that it's time together.  These are moments that I treasure. 

In such a busy world with some many things going on in life, it's nice to enjoy the little things.  Sometimes it's best to just skip your turn and let others play the game.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Love Bites Vampire Swap 2011

Over on Ravelry, I participated in another swap for Valentine's Day, the Love Bites Vampire Swap which included many of the same people from the Halloween Swap I was in last fall.  This time my package came from New York and it was full of goodies.  I haven't been shy about my love for hand knitted socks or the lack of skill patience to knit them.  She did a great job stalking me (doing her research) and came up with some great patterns that use sock yarn to ease me into smaller knitting needles, a gorgeous skein of yarn to knit with plus Size 0 Circular Needles and Size 1 DPN's. 

I also got lots of goodies including Scented Soaps shaped like Vampire Teeth which Sister Bear immediately took to her bathroom, a great chapstick (again, no longer mine), a new project bag (I bet you guess who took that) and some gorgeous stitch markers.

I've been knitting a lot of cowls lately and I am half tempted to cast on the shawlette pattern she gave me using the gorgeous hand dyed Merino yarn.   I don't have any knitted items in the red and black colors and it may be Halloween before I get it finished (yes, I'm an optimistic knitter).  She also included a pattern for fingerless mitts...hmmmm, maybe?

My package went out to Oregon where I chose to weave my gift.  It was a lot of fun deciding what to do for my spoilee since she is a big Harry Potter fan.  I really didn't follow the Vampire theme so much as I tried giving her all the goodies she adored.  I originally wanted to weave her the Dr. Who scarf but...that task seemed daunting so I made a project bag using my woven fabric in her Slytherin colors.  Did I take a good photo?  No.  Yes,  I dropped the ball on that one.

Now...when does the next swap begin?  They are so addictive.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Fiber Arts Friday - Hockey Knitting

Welcome to Fiber Arts Friday!  Each week Fiber Artists from around the world meet here to share their adventures in Fiber Arts.  So...what are you waiting for?  Link your Fiber Arts Blog in and share in the fun.  If you visit, please leave a comment and join the Fiber Arts Fun!

Last Saturday was full of Fiber Arts Fun for me.  It started with a morning of barn chores in the Alpaca Barn followed by an afternoon at Your Local Yarn Shop with my Rigid Heddle Study Group.  I was trying to finish the fabric for Sister Bear's bag while the other ladies worked on techniques from the Jane Patrick Weaver's Idea Book.  We had a great time and all of the Saturday shoppers had a chance to see weaving in action.  It's amazing how many people had never seen anyone weave or how many who said that they bought a loom and had never put it together.  They were amazed to see all of the Cricket Looms in one place and the variety of techniques and yarn being used.  We may have found a couple of new members to join our study group too.   I have to tell you, I LOVE Cascade 220.  It is a great all purpose yarn that doesn't break the bank yet gives you quality to work with.  I haven't used any of my Alpaca in weaving yet since I am still working on techniques and also items that can be worn hard.  I thought I took a photo of all of Terri's great spa cloths and her luscious scarf but...I guess I didn't.  Next time I promise. 


Later that same day, our family went to a hockey game that Brother Bear won tickets for at a Cub Scout fundraiser.  I, of course, took my knitting because sitting still is not how I roll.  I didn't want to take my sweater because I'm mad at it right now.  Why?  Because it's not finished.  Yeah, lame excuse, eh?  I know...It won't knit itself (for some odd reason, I thought it would.) 

I cast on the Acacia using leftover handspun from a couple of projects.  My intention is to use this as one of my Pay it Forward gifts.  Did you know that this is a really nice and easy knit?  Did you know that you can knit it and cast off before the third period of a hockey game?  Yeah...I didn't either.  I really like how it turned out.  I've knitted this pattern before and I forgot how nice it looks with handspun yarn.

I did get the fabric finished for Sister Bear's bag and now it's ready to be sewn together which I will do this weekend.  My goal for this next week is to warp the loom with cotton for my spa cloths and finish plying my Briar Rose Polyworth with my Wonder Why Alpaca Farm Suri.  Now...share your adventures in Fiber Arts.
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

WIP Wednesday - 25 or 6 to 4

There are not enough hours in my week.  I have fleeces that need to be Certified Sorted for production, Alpaca poo to scoop (especially if the rising temperatures finally melt some of the outdoor mess) and lots of Fiber Arts projects I want and need to tackle.

I've been asked to spin a special skein of art yarn for a friend who crochets the most adorable creatures but all of my bobbins are full.  I started to ply my current project this weekend so I could open up some bobbins but so many other tasks kept getting in the way.  What I have plyed is unbelievable but will take me a lot of time to finish since I have about a pound of fiber on the bobbins for this project.

I did manage to finish weaving the fabric for Sister Bear's bag and I literally just finished soaking it so now it must dry before I can sew it together.

My sweater is in time out...again.  I am knitting a couple of quick cowls to give me some knitting variety before I go back to the monotony of the sweater.  I don't think my goal of completing the body by the end of February is going to happen.

Argh!

So...why 25 or 6 to 4?  Well, I think I might need to set my alarm clock a wee bit earlier if I want to accomplish fiber arts during the week.  Oh, is the song now stuck in your head?  Well, you can sing along with me then.  For more WIP Wednesday, head over to Tami's Blog.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Fiber Arts Friday - Pay it Forward 2011

Welcome to Fiber Arts Friday!  Each week Fiber Artists from around the world meet here to share their adventures in Fiber Arts.  So...what are you waiting for?  Link your Fiber Arts Blog in and share in the fun.  If you visit, please leave a comment and join the Fiber Arts Fun!

At the beginning of the year, Facebook was ablaze with Fiber Artists posting this: 

Pay it forward 2011: I promise to send something handmade to the first 5 people who leave a comment here. They in turn must post this and send something they make to the first 5 people who comment on their status. The rules are that it must be handmade by you and it must be sent to your 5 people sometime in 2011.

At first I resisted...did I really need another project(s) on my list but then...I broke down.  Why?  Well, one of my favorite Fiber Artists, Suzanne Higgs of Hooked on Felt, posted.  Of course I wanted to be one of her chosen five so...the madness began.   I posted, which had a bunch of responses, then I found myself wanting to be on other people's list...and now here it is the middle of February and I'm still working on my gifts to be sent.  I received a message that I would be receiving my gift from Suzanne and from our very own Dutch Hollow Alpaca Bytes, Lindsay Klik LaBella.  Hooray!  Look at these lovely gifts I received.  

First, from Suzanne, I received a gorgeous felted flower.  Look at the colors!  Look at the details!  Look at her talent!  Isn't she a rock star?  Of course she is.  She is the person who has really inspired me to find my inner felter and if you ever get a chance to take one of her classes, I highly recommend it. I hope to take more because she is not only an amazing artist but a wonderful instructor full of knowledge who can truly teach her art. 

Thank you, Suzanne, for the beauty you create in all of your projects.  I am honored to receive your Pay it Forward gift. Next, I received this adorable cowl from Lindsay.  This is a crocheted gift from her handspun and Koolaid dyed Alpaca blended with wool.  I think I'm going to wear it as a headband especially since my ears get so cold when I'm outside.  I like small cowls like this because you have the option of how you want to wear it.  I love the color she dyed the fiber and the fact that it is part Alpaca.  

I've enjoyed reading Lindsay's blog for quite some time now and one day we will meet in person but for now, I am glad that she is one of my dear Fiber Arts Friday friends.  Thank you for this wonderful gift.  
Now, like I said, I am secretly working on the gifts that I shall give and hope to have them done by the end of February...or March so I can surprise the recipients on my list.  I love giving gifts and it has been a pleasure to work on something for someone else not because it's a holiday but because I want to give them something nice...just because.  I have to admit that receiving these gorgeous gifts this week was wonderful because I am still adjusting to the new work hours and feeling a bit of disconnect from my Fiber Arts world...these gifts let me know that my friends are out there busy like me making the world a better place one fiber at a time.


Finally, I wanted to share with you what I will be plying this weekend.  I took 10oz of Briar Rose Polyworth and plan to ply it with my Suri Alpaca this weekend.  The purples and greens are going to be breathtaking together.  The last time I created a union of Briar Rose and Wonder Why Alpaca Suri, it sold immediately to a customer who intended to make a shawl.  I wonder what this creation will create. How many yards will I end up with?  Will I keep this one for myself?  hmmmm...

Tonight I am going to meet another of my favorite Fiber Arts Blogging friends for the first time ever (in person) at dinner.  I am super excited because her blogs have inspired me.  I am tickled that she contacted me while she is visiting Michigan.  You know I'll share that adventure in a future blog.  For now, share your adventures in Fiber Arts!



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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

WIP Wednesday - The Dog Ate My Homework

The excuse of "The dog ate my homework" has become cliche but, really, I am going to blame my dog for my lack of knitting in the evenings.  Now that I'm working in an office and not at home, the dogs are missing me something awful.  When I do come home and finally sit down to relax they are on me like glue.  Really...look at this photo and you will understand why I am lucky to get a row or two accomplished after my Bears go to sleep at night. 

It seems like every time Munchkin sits on my lap I get sleepy. So...the progress on my sweater is slow because the dog sat on my lap.


Friday, February 4, 2011

Fiber Arts Friday - Rigid Heddle Rocks!

Welcome to Fiber Arts Friday!  Each week Fiber Artists from around the world meet here to share their adventures in Fiber Arts.  So...what are you waiting for?  Link your Fiber Arts Blog in and share in the fun.  If you visit, please leave a comment and join the Fiber Arts Fun!


This week I am going to share with you what I learned at our first meeting for the Rigid Heddle Study Group I help create as part of the Weavers Guild of Kalamazoo.  We decided our first project would be to weave fabric to create a bag.  A couple of weeks ago I shared the woven fabric I created and now I can share the bag.  It's done...almost.

I didn't realize that when you learned how to weave that you would have to sew too.  Yikes! I found my sewing machine under piles of blankets and clothes but decided that I didn't want to use my rusty sewing machine skills on my newly woven fabric so I hand-stitched the bag.  I pinned it together then put it inside out to sew but somehow messed up and ended up sewing the wrong side together so...I tore it out and had to start over.

The second time was the charm and it is totally done...well, almost.  I would like to add a fabric lining with a pocket or two so I plan to visit the fabric store this weekend.   Maybe I will use my sewing machine for that.  Once I get the lining in then I will clean up the two top edges of the bag with a simple stitch and it will be done.  I plan to make a couple of these as gifts and have already made one as a project bag (didn't get a photo before I sent it off...sorry) which turned out nice.

Sister Bear helped me warp the loom for the next bag which will match the fingerless mitts and hat I've already knitted her.  She is excited to have a bag to add to her ensemble. Yes, she used that particular word.  I love that little bear!

Now, back to the Rigid Heddle Group.  Terry, who has inspired me to find the weaver within, brought a rug she just finished using a 32 (?) inch Rigid Heddle Loom (I forgot to write the measurements down but pretty sure she said 32).  She was able to share with us what worked and didn't work with her rug experiment which will help as the rest of the group ventures to rug making.  She also shared the bag that she finished and lined.  She used a different type of cotton than I did which created a stiffer bag and not quite as soft to the touch (according to her).  That was why we all tried different type of cotton though...so we could see the difference.  We also found that the tighter you beat the weave in will affect the handle of the fabric. (oh, I hope that makes sense.  I am trying to use terminology that non-weavers would understand) Terry also used her sewing machine to stitch everything together and it turned out fabulous including the lovely lining.  Knitamazoo was still weaving on her Cricket so hopefully she will share her bag adventure on her blog for us to see.

Dawn aka Knitamazoo also shared with our group her experiment in weaving loops.  Our group decided that our next project will be to work our way through the Jane Patrick book, The Weaver's Idea Book.  We are going to work on Finger-Controlled Weaves and decided that we would create lots of spa cloths with our experiments. Dawn showed us an example of how her first try turned out.  The best part about the spa cloths is that they are useful, make great gifts plus you can warp a super long amount and just keep going and going and going...

So...once I finish Sister Bear's bag (or should I say once she finishes) then I can warp for the spa cloth experiment.  We decided we will meet monthly for our study group which gives me plenty of time to get started. If you are local and interested in joining, please let me know. 

The nice thing is that we agreed to go at our own pace.  It's all about the learning and enjoyment of the weaving process so I am excited to take my time savoring each new skill I acquire. I have also ordered the DVD that Jane Patrick created.  It's packed full of great demonstrations. I am a visual learner so this will be perfect! I am just so amazed at how much I will be able to create and learn on that little Cricket loom.  I am loving my new adventures in weaving.  Now...share your fiber arts adventures for the week!
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