Thursday, September 26, 2013

Something very cool

My friend is writing a story and she stumbled upon a really cool website. It's and you can print out the template, write the alphabet in your handwriting, scan, and it churns out your original handwriting into a downloadable computer font! 

Here's mine:

(I wrote random things so you could see what it looked like)

Try it out, tell me what you think. Maybe if you send me your font, it will be held for consideration into her story! :) You never know!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Some handspinning

On Sunday (last day of the weekend before school starts up again for the week), I finished/plied up 4oz of organic merino that had been on my miniSpinner for a few weeks. :) I didn't have the opportunity to complete my organic merino because of school. 

Here it is as singles on the bobbin:

I then plied it. The yarn came in at about 480 yards and a light fingering weight. 

Beautiful huh? I still need to get a niddy noddy. A 2yd one to be exact. This is the second large skein made by me that I've had to wrap around a chair. :( Maybe soon I'll be able to say, "Chairs no more!" :)

I'm not sure what I'm going to make with this skein. I might make the second bump of roving (another 4oz) the same weight and do a large project, or just make the second bump a worsted weight so I can make more animals. I have no idea. I still haven't figured out what to do with the first skein I've made with my miniSpinner:

That's a braid (100g) of SweetGeorgia SW BFL in the colorway Cold Mountain. I think I'm going to do another pair of Let it Be with this striping yarn. :) As soon as I finished this skein, I started on the organic merino (in the pictures above of the white yarn). The merino is a huge improvement from the BFL pictured here. It's much more consistent.