Arm Knitting – Go Pee First!

Last Friday, a friend came over for a crafty evening and we decided to give arm-knitting a try!
We used this video:

and, no word of a lie, 45 mins later, we had cowls!
If you haven’t tried it yet, it’s simple and fun.  The initial start was a little rocky, but that’s pretty much like any new craft.  The first time it’s awkward.  You need to check your tension, concentrate on what you’re doing so you don’t miss a step, be prepared for some chafed wrist skin (hand cream afterwards is a bonus)…oh, and
GO PEE FIRST!
Nothing more awkward than yarn hanging everywhere while you try and do your business! *blink blink*
Now that we have that out of the way….Pictures!

Crochet Pattern – Solid Body Skull Scarf

Crocheted Solid Body Skull Scarf

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Versions of this scarf are often available in my Etsy store 🙂 https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/226205354/funky-skull-scarf-red-black-and-ready-to

Welcome to my very first available pattern!  Please, please let me know if you come across any mistakes or have any suggestions for changes.  This is the first time I have written out a pattern for others.
(Nov 2015: Pattern is now available in German/Deutsch!  PDF can be downloaded here
March 2016: Pattern is now available in French/Français!  PDF available here)

The Addiction Continues…Buying my own Spinning Wheel

After a fabulous trip to NY to visit friends in mid-November 2015 (See my first post on Spinning Addiction), I left with a newfound love for spinning yarn.
I had learned on her Ashford Traditional wheel, which was fantastic, and was then sent home with a large bag of wool that just begged to be spun.

The Ashford wheel on which I learnt to spin
The Ashford wheel on which I learnt to spin

Thus began my hunt for a spinning wheel to call my own.