yesterday was a shiny happy day , but today –  a gloomy day in anchorage (imagine that!) so i took today to catch up on some projects that have been nagging at me – some for weeks.

i finished an ipad cozy for a friend, but won’t post a picture until it is in the recipients hands.  hopefully tomorrow if it dries fast.

i finally got the buttons sewn on the mossy jacket.  it was already cute, but the perfect buttons really complete a project.  they are brown flowers.  this is going to a friend who is not super girly so i was a little scared of the bright pink, but i think the brown buttons balance it out nicely.

i have been spinning my specially dyed purple/grey wool from the sheep shed studio:

and my black cherry kool aid dyed mill ends.  they are kind of difficult to draft and spin because they are such short chunks of fiber.  i hate stopping and going so much.

and mr. richard finally bloomed!  though slow, he’s quite the looker (much like my little sister!):

and the title of my post…  buku got some shamwow chamois from a friend for his birthday.

the other day i was looking for a towel to roll up my yarn in after i wet washed it.  then i remembered the shamwows that were not seeing daylight.  it worked awesome.  especially doubled over.  not that it’s much different from a towel, but it definitely took more moisture out of the yarn than a normal cotton kitchen towel (which is saturated after one squeeze and not reusable after that).  i have been using them to get water out of projects that i block as well.  and the chamois he got are not all ‘shamwow’ brand, so this is definitely not a plug for that annoying infomercial!  so fiber fanatics – invest in some chamois (the ones you get for swimming might even work better)!

’til then…


a late post.

i should have posted this last weekend, but obviously, it didn’t happen.  we smoked and canned salmon on saturday and the weekend went by pretty quickly.

life has been a little busier these days with work and other crafts – that i can’t really reveal yet (we are making my bff’s wedding dress!!).

but i did do this last weekend.  it is some of my brown sheep mill ends dyed with black cherry kool aid.  i’m spinning it up right now and will post a pic sometime this weekend.

i have a few projects i want to finish up this weekend, but it’s blue sky and sunny out (not so warm, unless you are in your car in the sun) so we will see…

oh, mr. richard:

’til then…