Friday, June 19, 2009

I just finished my sweater and I'm very happy with it, it was very interesting to wash the fiber, flick it, spin it then knit it, which thank God for Jacqueline Fee yahoo group , Jackie was awesome helping me and from her book "The Sweater Workshop" and my friend Carol who said, I could do it.

I'm so happy with it and will really love it this coming winter.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

I did not get a doffer with the drum carder so I took the sharpner out of one set of knives we have, it works great to lift up the fibers off of the drum carder.

Then I needed something to take the fiber off with---in the book "Teach Your Self Visually Handspinning" by Judith MacKenzie McCuin, she shows how she uses a dowel with plastic attached to it for the slicker and it works wonderful my DH made one for me right away. Great items and easy to get.

It has been some time since I have posted. I've been doing a lot of spinning and I'm now knitting a sweater with the fiber I have spun.

The fun part is I have bought a new wheel "Louet Victoria" it is real light weight and easy to carry. Next I bought a Drum Carder which I just love