Monday, January 16, 2006

bliss x 4

Leah's fair isle hat is finished and she loves it. It's the Stained Glass hat pattern from Green Mountain Spinnery, using the two-handed technique shown on the free video at Philosopher's Wool. The purple and dark blue are too similar to show up distinctly, but otherwise I'm pleased with the results, especially considering it's my first attempt at two-handed colorwork.

A visit to Adams Family Farm's spinning bee on Saturday gave us a chance to try out Weavettes, hand-held weaving looms, and also to meet the merino sheep and interview Adams Farm folks about them for Leah's upcoming article in Spindlicity.

Scott and Jesse demolished our upstairs hallway this weekend and also built an awesome Lego Mindstorms contraption (pics coming soon, even better if I can figure out how to upload a video of it in action). Scott braved the slippery mush yesterday to head for Lexington, MA, to attend a meeting of the Boston chapter of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers. He has been to two of these meetings so far and comes home totally jazzed about all things glassy. This particular meeting was with the metalworkers at Lexington Arts Center, many of whom bought Scott's beads and oohed and aahed over our finished jewelry. Posted by Picasa


Blogger Claire said...

That hat is BEAUTIFUL!! I want to learn to spin with a drop spindle, for sure...and I need a nostepinne - any recommendations of where I should get one?

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