Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Fancy Kitty Studio Bench Wool Picker

Look what arrived today.... My Fancy Kitty Studio Wool Picker. It's absolutely beautiful and the craftmanship is second to none. I'll put it to use this evening.
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Saturday, May 08, 2010

Processing Lamb Fiber

I purchased a Lamb Fleece (1/4 Romney X 3/4 Merino) from an Etsy seller and started processing it. First I turned up the hot water heater so that I wouldn't have to keep boiling water. I soaked it in Wool scour with multiple rinses and dried it by the heater overnight. I then have to open up the locks "by hand" which takes me days!!...Sooooo I decided to get out the credit card and flex it a bit...and purchase a wool picker. Did a little research and decided to get this one "Fancy Kitty Studio Bench Wool Picker". I got the legs, top and end caps so it will look like a table when not in use. I can put my drum carder on it also. I do believe it will be way to tall for me and I might have to cut the legs down. It's 39" tall and i'm not quite 60" tall. Weeeee it should be here on Wednesday and I have that day off...hehehehe. I'm so excited, now I can process all those raw fleeces laying around. Here are a few photos of the fleece i've been working on.....with a little help from violet. 1st photo: washing fleece, 2nd photo: opened locks ready for drum carder, 3rd photo: Kitty sleeping in the clean locks.

Caps for a Cure

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16 Caps went out to Virginia Oncology Associates on behalf of "Caps for a Cure Yahoo Group".

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Siamese Kitty

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Well here she is so far...knits up so easy and cute. I used Yarn from Knit Picks...Wool of the Andes Worsted in Bare, Camel Heather and Bittersweet Heather. Cute Cute Cute!!! Need to order some safety eyes in cat blue. Found some from this seller 6060 on etsy.

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