episode 56: “educational podcasting, for young and old”
on/off the needles:
-february lady sweater…progress!!!
-new hat for little man (another triceratops, perchance?)
-finishing the sock…still!
- cotton? for cables? what do you think?
-still collecting sweaters. even posted on freecycle!
-big boy bed!
-being green and trying cloth diapers (check out diaperswappers.com if you want to get some good used ones)
-wall-e toys sing
-jenknitfer, and her story about her little one saying “bye-bye”
-spinning and coffee don’t mix
-SOAR leftovers. 12oz of goodness! all ready to blend!
-a dye field trip is in my future! :)
SOAR knowledge: get to know your wheel
-practice treadling before you spin for real, treadle while you watch tv, treadle while you knit, just treadle
-get to know where it likes to be oiled, how much and how often
-get to know how to start and stop your wheel without your hands!
-practice spinning with yarn from your stash. just tie it to the bobbin, through the hooks, and through the orafice, practice feeding it on, and pulling it off again, practice adjusting your wheel to get the proper take up
-if something is wrong and you are spinning, STOP TREADLING!
and because someone asked me to post pictures of me with my new bag:
isn’t it pretty?! i love my Zuma!!!!
and because i’m proud of the handcarding i did last weekend, here’s pictures of the roving i mixed up:
the left is a mix of blue/yellow/green. the right is a mix of red/blue/white. isn’t that pretty too?!