Cherry Fire!

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I have been crocheting up a storm the last week or two in between appointments with Immigrations, animal swaps, appointments and life on the ranch!  the weather has been a bit cold and soggy, perfect for staying in doors and doing fibre art work.  I hand crocheted this lovely cashmere scarf out of a smidgen less than 2 ounces of cashmere.   It is a little less than 2 ounces of cashmere as I have been trying to learn to knit with this same 2 ounces of cashmere for almost 2 years now.  I finally gave up, tore it out for the 10th time and decided to crochet with I did lose a tiny bit of the cashmere in a tangle or two.  But it is as it is and I will NOT KNIT AGAIN!!!

It is so warm, lovely and soft and you have to keep checking to make certain you are still wearing it as it is so light you will forget it is there!!

I hand dyed it with Kool Aid.  SIX packets if you can believe that one!!  I started with 3 packets and it sucked up that colour totally so the remaining water was clear.  I decided to try another 3 packets and the water was only slightly tinged with pink but that was OK as the scarf was now dyed evenly.  The first time there were portions in the centre that had not had enough dye to match the rest of the scarf.  I don’t generally like RED but this is a really pretty colour and I do like it!

You can view the listing in my Etsy store on here where there are more pictures and more description of how I made the scarf.  Enjoy and don’t be afraid to post comments on what you think of it.

EtsyFAST did an interview of me.  see it here you can even see pictures of some of my other work and more weavings and crochet!

Yummy Yarns You’ll Yearn 4….

Yummy Yarns You'll Yearn 4


I made my second treasury today.  All sorts of lovely yarns made from my Etsy FAST team members.  I did a snap shot of it again so you can see it.  It will be on line for about 2 days but than gone.  you can see it here

After 2 days, the only way you can see it is in the little snap shot that I have here.  There are some lovely hand spun yarns, mill spun yarns…..even a hand spun yarn made from tissue paper although it is NOT Water proof!

Of particular note is the lovely Red hand spun yarn from Penny Royal Farm that is her August Challenge entry.  Very nice.

Wild and Wooly from PraireDAisy Handspun is another of my utter favorites which is why I bought a new book on spinning novelty fancy yarns and some angelica to card into my fleeces to give my yarns some bling!  thanks for the inspiration.

Well I am going to go do some spinning as if I keep on typing here I won’t ever get to have any yarn and fleece fun!  Just back from town and the opening of my new art show tonight.  “Wearable Treasures” at the Fremont Art Center in Canon City, CO.  I did not win any placements, but the main judge did pull me aside to talk about one of my scarves that I hand wove and that she just loved and had wished she would have had another ribbon for.  that was nice to hear as I have yet to win any prizes in any of the shows i have entered this year, but I am brand new to this so everything can’t happen at once.  I also wore a shawl with my dress that I hand crocheted and everyone was commenting on that as well.  Over all a wonderful show, with so many lovely entries.  If you get a chance to go see it, it will hang until August 29, 2009.