Monday, December 05, 2005

Look what I made!

First, this is what happens when you read Doomsday Book and buy a spinning kit:

My very own yarn. Spinning is fun. Oddly soothing. I've bought a bag of white wool roving (what yarn is before it's yarn) from a farm online and I'm going to try dyeing it with Easter egg dye--also practicing spinning lots more to try to get an even yarn. And then the next step in learning to spin: plying.

And then there's this:

TST (Trees, Santa, Trees). It's finally finished, after a year and a half and a recipient switch, just in time for Christmas. It's meant to be a lap quilt, not a bed quilt (I'm putting this picture up because the full-front one turned out blurry). The binding was torture, though I learned that you can't make a binding bigger than the seam allowance, at least not the way everyone says to do it (folding to mitre the corners). But it's finished and I'm happy. Posted by Picasa

4 comments:

JLB said...

Hi Jenny! I know I haven't had a chance to email ya, but I wanted to say howdy, and that I'm so glad I finally figured out what TST is! And by the way, it looks FAN-TST-ASTIC! In case I don't get a chance to later, I want to wish you and Eric both a wonderful holiday!

much love,
j

Jenny said...

Hiya. Thanks! Happy holidays to you and Peter as well. :)

Beth said...

OH MY GAH I TOTALLY HAVE TO MAKE YARN NOW!

Jennifer said...

It looks wonderful! I'm so impressed. Maybe one day I'll do a more complicated quilt like that one... maybe. :)