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Fibre Arts Monday! Feb. 14, 2011

Fibre Arts are a BIG part of our home and our homeschool.  We handspin, knit, cork, weave, sew, and kneedle-felt.  So, I’m joining Teaching Good Things in posting weekly about the Fibre Arts we’re working on.

This week, I’m knitting the Suri Lace Scarf from Creative Knitting Magazine – my very first lace project!  I’m using beautifully soft baby alpaca laceweight yarn that I picked up on sale at Baaddeck Yarns for just $1.50!  It’s the softest yarn I’ve ever worked with.  I have only knit a few rows so far, as you can see (and yes I am using ridiculously long circular needles LOL):

My son and daughter are combining their efforts on the Cricket Loom they got for Christmas (we bought it from The Bobbin Tree).  My daughter picked the colours for the first scarf, and my son will pick the colours for the next one.  Here it is, almost finished!

Next week we might just have finished projects to show you!  And I’d like to get started on some baby things for a friend of mine who is expecting 🙂

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

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Kimberly is a homeschooling mother of two living with her husband of over 20 years in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is also a freelance writer, editor, social media manager, and VA. In her free time she likes to hand-spin, knit, read, engage in local theatre, and horseback ride.

4 thoughts on “Fibre Arts Monday! Feb. 14, 2011

  1. The alpaca yarn is lovely to work with, although tricky since it’s lace LOL. My understanding is that it’s less elastic than wool and doesn’t have wool’s “memory.” Some nice properties are its softness, its warmth, and its inability to get static. You can read more about the properties of alpaca here: http://ezinearticles.com/?Alpaca-Yarn-101&id=1184169

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