Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Christmas Drum Carder Fund

Hey Folks,
There's a new button over on the right for donations to the Christmas Drum Carder Fund. Originally my younger sis was going to orchestrate getting monies together from family members and friends to go towards a drum carder for me as a Christmas gift; however, she is extremely busy with her college courses and has asked me to place this button on my blog. Personally, I now feel like I'm begging and I'm a little uncomfortable with it BUT this probably is the easiest way. Sometimes technology weirds me out.

For those who do not know what a drum carder is here ya go: it's a device to prepare fiber for spinning. Exciting, eh?!?

I know that most people have no clue what to get me as gifts so I'm helping everyone out...online...in front of the world. Seriously, I feel so stupid doing this. I'm not expecting to pay for a whole drum carder this way and I'm totally prepared to pay for at least half of it myself. I'm planning on a major yarn stash sale on eBay to help fund it. If anyone out there is a yarny...I'll announce on this blog when I finally post items. Any extra $$ from the destash/christmas fund will go towards a Charkha spinning wheel.

Okay, so that's about it. I feel totally lame.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Fricken Awesome Fricke and a few FO's

I know I've been absent from blogging but I have been getting a lot of stuff done. AND....
My Fricken Awesome Fricke
I am now the proud owner of a Fricke Spinning Wheel. Woot!

When I first tried spinning at Yarn School I became very frustrated and almost gave up. I'm glad I didn't. Here is a pic of some yarn that I have spun with my new Fricke.

This picture does not do the colors justice at all. The wool I used was some of the "gift bag" stuff from Yarn School, handdyed by Sarah aka: Maisy Day Handspun

Besides spinning yarn I have also been busy finishing some of my knit projects.

Finished Objects

Woo hoo!! My sister's Malabrigo Clapotis is done (finally!) along with Perry's scarf and Farrell's hat. Below are pics of Farrell's hat. The pattern for it can be found here

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Yarn School 2007 - Reader's Digest Version

Here is a list of why Yarn School is so supercool:

The Harveyville Project is an old school building

Our bedrooms are in old classrooms

There's a water tower which makes it easy to find

Everyone is awesome - especially Nikol (center) who IS the Harveyville Project and Yarn School

Kansas sunrises

Swing sets

Fiber dyeing

Spinning wheels



Even more alpacas

Even more fiber

Drum carding

Kafka the wonder dog

Angora bunnies

Pygora goats

A gymnasium filled with spinning madness

Did I mention there was lots of pretty fiber?

More Yarn School 2007 photos can be found here on our Flickr group. You know you wanna look. And for more information on the Harveyville Project go here.

I'm Back

Hello all! I'm back from Yarn School!! It was amazing! I really want to sit here and write about it all but I'm still too damn drained to do so. This is just a quick post to let everyone know I have made it home...safe and sound.

More soon w/ pictures I promise.