More Monsters

There’s a new gang of Twilly23 monsters on the prowl.

I’ve been playing with yarn weight to increase the size. This monster is several inches taller than my original size.

Embellishments are my favorite part of the process. Little details can create such unique personalities.

Felt eyes are fun but I’m really grooving on using buttons lately.

These monsters are now for sale at Salty Teacup in Portland.

Want to make your own? You can buy the pattern via my Etsy shop or Ravelry store.

A Return To Spinning

I got the most wonderful present for Solstice last year. This beauty is an Ashford Kiwi 3 and a double treadle, my favorite. It’s been years since I’ve spun and I’m ecstatic to be back at the wheel again. She’s a gem to spin and I’ve named her Arachne. She’ll help me strive for greatness. And remind me to humble myself before the crafty gods!

Four ounces of Corriedale Wool roving made for a smooth return. Spinning singles came back pretty quickly. Plying was a struggle at first and I put too much twist into the yarn.

A yarn bath and some whacks against the tub took a lot of extra spin out. This is mostly a worsted weight though it ebbs and flows between DK and Aran in spots. Still, after five years away I think this skein turned out fabulously.

Yarn: Anew
Source: 4 oz Corriedale Wool roving
Yardage: 89.0 yards
Spun: Dec 2020/Jan 2021
Colorway: Natural