Knitter, spinner, weaver, dyer. Wool is my therapy, what's yours?

Monday, November 28, 2011

Things are happening!

Wow! What a whorl wind few weeks it has been. We are quickly gearing up for the winter holidays here and excitement with the monsters is spreading! We decided to get them out of the house and took them to a state park the other day.

I also spent the rest of that afternoon with my dye pots simmering.  What  a wonderful day.

These fabulous yarns can be found in my Etsy shop. Sorry... most are gone already! (ok. not really sorry...)

I also have a new weaving project in the loom.....

Looks like spun gold. The yarn is a 50/50 blend of SW Falkland Merino and Silk. The color is Salted Caramel and is my Harmony base.

I hope your winter is gearing up to be this awesome! Happy crafting!

Friday, August 12, 2011

My Babies

Today was bath day for my babies. Meet my Schacht Matchless,

and my Ladybug.

 <~ See the nice foot marks?

I searched the internet for hours, ignoring my kids and the laundry to find all the info I need to give them the love and attention the deserve. I started by removing the front maiden, flyer and extra whorl off both wheels. I also removed the drive band tension knob off of my Matchless. I wiped everything down with an almost dry cloth to remove dust, fibers and gunk from it. Make sure that you do not use any water-based cleaning products to clean your wheel! At that point if there are any marks, scuffs or build-up on your wheel you can use steel wool, grade 00 to clean it.  Using a dry cloth OR a paint brush I applied a liberal amount of Watco Dainish Oil to my wheels. I actually busted out my gun cleaning kit to reach all the crevasses..... but your kiddos water color paint brush, or a Q-tip would work too! I applied the first coat and let it sit for 30 minutes, the wiped it down. I re-applied a second coat, this time letting it sit for 15 minutes before wiping it off. The amazing thing about danish oil is that it penetrates the wood, sealing it from the inside out. DO NOT BE AFRAID!!! This is not like staining wood... you can't screw it up and ruin your finish. It soaks in and what doesn't soak in gets wiped off. For realz. 

Next time I do this I will work a little harder at removing my foot prints from my Ladybug treadles.... Another thing I now have and will be using on my wheel treadles is Wood Beams by Goodies Unlimited.

I am so excited with how my wheels look now. They Shine!

<~ Walnut Inserts on back!


Friday, April 22, 2011


I have posted many new thing in my shop! I am really excited about this new adventure in my life, although it is a little nerve racking. The Daffodil Buttercream shawl is finished and a total knockout!

I have also decided to list some more spinning/felting fiber as well.

Not only that, but I have been lighting my wheel on fire too!

All of this and more can be found in my shop, Wool Therapy.

Happy shopping!!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Spring is here!

Spring has officially arrived in Oklahoma.

And with it comes my longing to weave some beautiful, drapey and open shawls. I pulled out big bertha, my 32" Kromski Harp, and found some luscious Merino, Bamboo and Silk yarn to work with. Meet Daffodil Buttercream. Yep, that really is the colorway name.

And Miss Buttercream is turning into this......

Watch the shop, because she will be there soon.

Monday, March 21, 2011

A new day.

I never thought I would be one to write a blog... but I think now is a good time to start! There is alot I do on Ravelry, a website that anyone who is not a knitter has probably never heard of. So when customers come to my shop looking for examples of what I can do/sell, they don't see much. It's all being posted/sold/traded on Ravelry. There is also no gallery on Etsy to show things I have made not sold through their website. I am going to start doing that here. Photos already up are ones that have been commissioned and sold already, and I will post new ones here as I start & finish them.

Are you interested?

My current project is for Tanya, through (of course!) Ravelry.

Gorgeous right?