Monday, November 28, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Bunny Puppets

They are not really Bunny puppets but I made these fingerless gloves out of some handspun angora fiber that came from a bunny I had loooong ago. They are so much like an actual bunny that I named them Bunny Puppets. Would you like the pattern? I swear I will NEVER spin 100% angora again...or at least never until I forgot I said that...I will be carding it with wool in the future. Why? Because I don't like fluff flying up into my nose and a knitted garment that is so fuzzy it looks like a rabbit pelt. But for now I do really like these silly gloves.


I'm trying selling some of my previously loved belly dance items on Ebay. I have no idea how this will go, but I'm hoping that in the big world there will be someone else short who wears a small and wants my old stuff. tee hee...
We'll see...

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


A few months ago I agreed to do a Weave Along on the backstrap group on Ravelry. I was really inspired by the pictures and watched lots of videos. Then I bought a backstrap kit and thought I would do it that way. It was kind of stupid to buy the kit, I don't think it was worth the price and I ended up giving it to Riley. She has done some beautiful weaving on it and is happy to know it's her "loom"(or bunch of string).
But I haven't been as successful as she. I haven't given up yet though and I'll show you some pictures of my 2nd attempt. So far all I have to say about back strap weaving is that it hurts my back, I got the yarns all tangled, couldn't find anything suitable for tying the end up to and it is difficult to make a good open shed and those cross bars just keep spinning all around...ugh!
I will conquer...eventually...I hope. I thought I could do something bigger than I was ready to do because heck I'm already a weaver right? Maybe not! Ugh here is the jumble I wanted to throw out! I'm going to start again with some thicker yarn a smaller piece and I'm going to look for a spot where I can support my back while working. Maybe I will use a rigid heddle instead of a string one but I'll try again with the string first.

Today I'm warping the floor loom so I can feel happy and some what successful.
This is a bit of a depressing post yes? So I will follow it up with something more fun next!