It has rolled around again, and I wasn’t as ready as I wanted to be for the 2012 Kansas State Fair. I know, big surprise, right? Well, I lost some knitting time after DH’s old laptop went wacko, and it turned out to be the most problematic rescue-and-rebuild I have ever done. I still don’t know why, but that’s water… Continue Reading Fair time!
Shortly after the Kansas State Fair, I got to do something I’d been thinking about for a long time… I went with a bunch of spinning and weaving friends to tour Mid-States Wool Growers Cooperative. This came awfully close to sensory overload for us fiber types! Here are a couple of views of what we saw on entering the warehouse… Continue Reading Wooly field trip
I happened to have a few pictures to illustrate the steps from beginning to end, so thought I’d share them with you. It all started with the visit to a local alpaca breeder two years ago (Sunflower Alpaca Farm, shortly before they moved to Fort Scott, KS). I was completely charmed by the animals, and took quite a few pictures.… Continue Reading Fiber source to finished product
It’s that time again – the Kansas State Fair is nearing (all too soon for me)! Since there is a new class this year for “Any Hand Knit Item – made with Hand Spun” I feel honor bound to enter something. Back in June, I decided to make the pair of Fair Isle gloves I’d been thinking about ever since… Continue Reading Fair project: Alpaca Fair Isle gloves