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A Couple More Classes

21 Oct

I spent my weekend taking two more classes from C&M Acres.

The first was a class on how to use the rigid heddle loom.  It was a lot of fun, and I made a short scarf.

The second class was rug weaving.  I got to enjoy good company, too.  I got to play with more of the cored yarn that I really like!  This time though, I didn’t knit a rug.  I got to use the big loom and some 100% suri alpaca cored yarn.

It did not take Snickers very long to try out my rug.  He approves.

Snickers

It was a really nice relaxing weekend!

Weaving Class

28 Jul

This weekend I really stepped out of my comfort zone and took a 4 harness weaving class at C & M Acres, the fiber mill where I take the llama fleece to be processed.

Oops-their old sign. I forgot to take a picture of the new one.

I’ve never done any kind of weaving, so everything was completely new to me.

Our teacher was excellent and helpful, and we got a booklet to take with us.

Christian who taught the class

His wife gave us a tour of the alpaca farm and the fiber mill.

Michelle

I might have fallen in love with the silver babies.

When it was all done, I made this sampler piece!

It was a great weekend to meet people who are also interested in fiber and weaving.

Thanks to our teacher for taking the photo.

Well, it’s a start. The nice thing is that they also are dealers for the looms, so if I decide I’m addicted to weaving, I can get a loom through them. And they offer a rug making class. (Sorry for the crappy cell phone pictures; I didn’t take my big girl camera with me.)

No Time For Work and Play

23 May

I swear between the weather and teaching and the stress of teaching and farming, I can’t seem to actually get anything done.  I have several projects around here that I’m working on (or should be working on).  I can update you on my llama wool rug.

Maybeline

I do try to do at least a couple of rows every evening.  It’s relaxing, so it’s definitely a good thing to make sure I do each night.

It’s not quite half way done.  I can only imagine how amazing it will feel beneath my feet while I stand at the sink doing dishes.

I want to use the rest of the cored yarn to make a couple more rugs, but I think I need to change from knitting.  I got a book that will help me learn the skills that I need in order to do the rug I have in mind. That should also be fun if I get time to do it.  I have so many other fiber/crafty projects I want to do.

My nephew brought me a manure spreader last weekend (right before the crazy rain started).

It will be a good project to get done.

When I came home last Friday it was pouring rain, and there were even a couple of hailstones, so I decided I had to put the truck in the garage. I did it!

It wasn’t pretty, and it really emphasizes how much I need to get all the bedding out of there, but I got my truck in before any storms came!

Another project that is left from last fall is going around the new yard fence and the goat fence we put across the bottom and tying it to all the metal posts.  That will be another big job.

kingbird

I should probably step away from the computer and get busy.