Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Spinning, spinning, spinning, just keep spinning spinning spinning! Like little Nemo and his friends we just keep going. We love spinning. We have a new group meeting at the Belding Mill on Providence St. in Putnam, Ct. home of the Fibers 4 Eve Mill. Liz Conway, owner of  Fibers 4 Ewe has graciously invited anyone who wants to spin, to the conference room in the mill every other Sunday. We meet around 5:30 til 7 ish. Anyone is welcome, no level of experience neccessary as long as you have your own wheel or drop spindle. We can assist with some teaching though we mostly like to enjoy the time to spin ourselves since it's usually the only time we can do it.We talk about fiber, spinning techniques, plying techniques, laugh, and sometimes we have a snack. Baked goods are always welcome! We do go on field trips down the hall to the mill to pick out our next fiber to feed to our trusty wheels. We would love to welcome anyone else who is interested. We are meeting next on Sunday the 28 of January. Hope to see you there!

I guess it's really winter...sort of.

Well 50 degree days and no snow are not quite what we think of here in New England as normal for January. I guess we should be happy but there is something about snow that makes me want to knit. I have seen a little decline, after Christmas, in my urges to create. I have a feeling it might be more common than just with me. I am in a funk. Are you? Don't get me wrong, I love 50 degree days, I love not spending my entire paycheck on oil or snow removal but hey, my season is 'cold season'. We need cold to keep knitters and crocheters inspired to create those toasty warm items for their loved ones. We need to have those lovely warm socks and cowls and even big cozy sweaters! We here at  Woolworks we will continue to inspire your creativity with the wonderful selection of fibers and patterns even if mother nature in not cooperating. Though I feel as though I  am not producing anything, I have a few things to show you...
    Here on the right is the lovely 'Cedar Leaf Shawlette by Alana Dakos.
I found the pattern in a booth at the Vermont Sheep
and wool. The yarn is from Dirty Water Dye
works, a very nice silk and wool blend. The pattern is available from
Loved it so much I made two. The second in 100% silk from Blue Ridge Yarns. It was so nice to work with.
    If you want to try something new like the leaf edging on this shawl, I would encourage you. It is great fun. I get many compliments on this, I wear it as a scarf.