Saturday, December 22, 2012

Crocheted Healing Forest Mandalas

Green is healing, and so is the forest.

For me, connection with trees and nature is important.  As a nature intuitive, I work to develop relationship with trees and nature.

My forest mandalas are small crocheted meditations that remind me everyday of the wisdom and healing power of nature.

Monday, December 10, 2012

My Crocheted Cowls are Listed in the "Top 10 Cowls" on the Internet

Woweee!  My hand crocheted chunky cowl neck warmers were voted as one of the "Top 10 Cowls" on the internet by Simply Crochet Magazine.  What an honor!

There are thousands of gorgeous cowls and cowl patterns on the internet.  I feel really honored to be recognized on this fantastic list.  The Chunky Cowl Neck Warmer in Lichen (available in my Etsy shop) was pictured in the article:
Thank you so much Simply Crochet Mag!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Spinning Wool into Yarn.

I decided to take all this wool roving I have lying around and spin it into some yarn on my drop spindle.  I took a class on drop spindling at Weaving Works a while back, and I have to say, I've pretty much forgotten everything on how to do it!  It felt like it was a little more work than I remembered, I'm not sure if I am quite dropping the spin correctly.

Anyhow, I spun a single ply yarn from a combination of colors and types of wool.  I then crocheted the warmest hat I've ever worn.  It might be too warm!  

It must be the icelandic wool. The yarn, even at single ply, was really thick.  

Next time, I might try and spin a thinner yarn, even though I love thick, chunky, uneven "art yarns." 
But overall, I am pleased with the hat.  Now it needs to get cold enough here for me to wear it outside!