Success!

Another handspun hat finished, this time knitted. It’s primarily blue as requested by my grandson.

The colors in the picture above are more true; the blue is dark, but not as dark as navy, with some bits of lighter tones. The creamy white was spun from from a BFL sheep raised by a friend of somewhat local spinner friend, Adele. The variegated was spun during the  Ravelry Jenkins Yarn Tools challenge, Feb 2017. Need inspiration to dig out your spindle(s)? Join the JYT forum for the January 2019 challenges! Our fantastic moderator, Homecraft/Sharon, comes up with fun, do-able challenges. 2019 will be the year of Spindle BINGO. There will be two smaller challenges in January to kick off the new spinning year.
This week brought cold weather with clear skies and temps into the 20s before the sun climbed the sky. This town is often sheltered from the bitter winds that blow from the east that affected much of the northern Willamette Valley.

Before heading out the door on a morning walk I snapped this picture out our back door.
The birds and this one squirrel have been feasting on the seeds and grains Ed throws out to them every day.
By the time I returned from walking the sunshine was creeping across the line. I think this little guy was quite enjoying the sun on his face and ears.

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Author: Wanda J

I never dreamed my life would be entangled with fiber and the tools used to produce fibery items. When I bought a boat shuttle used in weaving Ed looked at it, decided to make a better one and the rest is history. For a decade he made shuttles, crochet hooks, knitting needles, until his spindles became so popular that he had to devote his time to making them, as well as Walking Wheels. Free time is spent reading, trying to coax food from the ground, and playing in the creek near our place. I love long walks and camping far from crowds. Playing a fiddle beside a stream or with good friends brings sweetness to my soul. Sundays are set aside for worshiping God with our small Quaker meeting.