Thing-a-Week #1

Thing-a-Week is a challenge in which one produces one thing each week for a year: song, video, story, crafted item, whatever. Lots of people on the internet are doing it, and I’ve decided to follow suit.

I’ll be doing mine in the realm of fiber (knitting, spinning, felting, etc.), so every Sunday I’ll be posting some fibery thing I made that week. Could be big, could be small. Could be good, could be atrocious. Could be a part of a larger item, or a final piece. The only rule is that I have to start and finish it in that week. I have some doubts that I’ll make it a whole year, but I’m willing to give it a shot!

For my first Thing-a-Week, I present a needle-felted flower. I made this with some of my carded dyed Romney fleece.

Thing a Week #1: Flower

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Dawwww

My post titles are devolving. I expect my next one will be a series of grunts.

If you remember from day 4 of Stitches West, I went to a needle felting class and made part of a sheep. This week, I finished the rest!

Daww.

Sheep

Daawwww.

Sheep

Daaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

Sheep

If you need me, I’ll be this puddle of goo in the corner.

Yum!

At Stitches West, I bought some fiber from Tracey at the Interlacements booth. She told me that I had to spin it up or she’d stalk me.

Fearing a Tracey-stalking, I did so. I turned this (8 ounces of handpainted wool roving):

Interlacements wool roving

Into this (390 yards of light worsted-ish yarn):

Handspun

Handspun

Handspun

Neat trick, huh?