A Happy New Year To All!

December 30, 2008


Drop Spindled Merino Wool

I just wanted to a take a moment to wish everyone a very happy 2009.  There will soon be new fiber offerings posted on my Etsy store. Orders have been placed.  So please check in from time to time.  All the best, Pepper

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Happy Holidays to All!

December 23, 2008

This holiday’s winter weather has really been an challenge  for many parts for the US.  Besides Seattle taking a beating, arctic blasts sent temps WAY down in many parts of our nation.  I can honestly say I did not find the single digit temps fun.  But the recent bouts of frigid temps, ice and snow does translate well  into productive spinning time.  And soon I plan on dyeing fibers for sale.  New colourways are coming.  Make a note. 

Happy holidays to all!  Stay warm and safe!  Pepper

The BallBand Christmas Dishcloth

December 10, 2008

Close up: BallBand Christmas Dishcloth
 
 
 It has been some time since I posted.  I assure you there has been plenty of knitting and some spinning behind the scenes. Now that the cold weather is definitely upon us, knitting and spinning  are the sports d’jour.

My two current favorite patterns are the Ballband dish cloth pattern and the Morning Surf scarf pattern. I love knitting these simple but colourful cotton dishcloths.

 I did modify the Morning Surf pattern from increments of 10+6 to a total of 39 cast-on stitches. I also changed the yarn overs in the pattern. Instead of 2-3-4-3-2 sequence, I knitted 1-2-3-2-1 because I wanted less “poofing.” I also altered row 9 to start with K2 stitches and end with K2 ,instead of just one. By the by, you can find the altered Morning Surf scarf pattern on my Flickr.com.

Hope everyone is well. Happy holidays!

The Holidays Are Coming!

October 15, 2008

Now is the time to start preparing for the holidays. I have started my spinning for selling, gifts and charity. The handspun “Purple Carnivale Twist” yarn is my latest spinning creation off the Majacraft bobbins.

I bought serveral Gulf Coast spinning batts from Running Moon farm.  Margrett Stretton dyes her own Gulf Coast fleece.  This purple colourway is one of my favorites of her dyed lots. Thank you, Margrett!

Books for Sale

September 3, 2008

 Greetings to everyone. I am destashing many items from my fiber studio.  So it is time to part with some of my treasures.  Please take a peek when you have a moment.  You can find them listed on my Etsy shop — http://speckledram.etsy.com.

Because I am destashing!

Because I am destashing!

To save you money, unless requested in advance, I will ship books using the USPS Media mail service, which is based on distance and weight.  I will also combine the shipping of items if you prefer.  Contact me if you have any questions.

I will post more bools for sale toward the end of October and early Novemeber 2008. Check back with me.
All the best, Pepper

Structo ArtCraft Tabletop 24″ Loom

August 24, 2008

Structo Table Top Loom with Levers

I bought this vintage Structo tabletop loom this summer. I have yet to remove the weaving which came on it. I am so pleased to have stumbled across this 4-harness loom. It is much heavier than it looks.

I created a Flickr group for individuals with Structo looms. Please join the group and share your Structo loom photos. By the by, I would love to learn more about the Structo Company. Please feel free to post such information using Flickr’s comments feature.

Grape and Bronze Lustre Batts for Fall

August 14, 2008

Grape and Bronze Lustre Batts 2

I like how these carded batts turned out. I sampled one earlier in the day… Yum. I think every spinner should have various batts on hand for when a mood strikes. Deep purples and bronzey browns go so well together. If you have any photos of your spinning batts you wish to share, please joing my Flickr group Friends of Handspinning.
All the best, Pepper