Wednesday, January 13, 2010


The sunrise was quietly beautiful this morning. Not all dramatic orange and pink and purple spread across the whole sky. Nope, just I'm round, I'm orange, I'll warm you up today.

Thursday, January 7, 2010


The past few days are ones that make me think what the hell am I doing here. I should just give up and move into town and be a normal person. It would be so much easier. I'm sure it is just the grief talking. And the weather. Then I look up while I'm feeding the animals and see this.

The high winds are sifting the very fine snow through every little hole in the barn.

Ok, maybe I can stick this out a while longer.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Loopy Cuff

On. It was a little big, so it fell onto my hand. I adjusted it and now sits higher.

Tracy's comment about a similar project using needlefelting set off a lightbulb. Sorry if I stole your technique! I wetfelted two strips of wool, sewed the top row of plooming to the felt strip,

added a buttonhole and button, and it worked. One down, one to go.

The strip of felt makes the cuff snuggly warm on the wrist. It isn't exactly something I would wear out doing chores, but I think the colors go well with my brown suede going to town winter coat.

I could also see attaching it directly to a mitten or glove cuff, whether it be knit, felted, Polar fleece, hand made or purchased.

I could also see plooming a lighter, maybe silk blend yarn, and then attaching it to a length of satin or velvet ribbon, using magnetic bracelet clasps for the closure. Actually, I could imagine doing that with this yarn too, maybe using a crushed velvet ribbon in a nice wine color?