Ruby has a thing for wool! She has 2 of Dean's old sweaters that she drags from room to room and rolls around with them! Only wool, not cotton! I've had to hide his good sweaters or she'd have those too! She just dragged this one through 3 rooms and down a stair! #catsofinstagram #wooladdicted
Ruby "helping" with rushing of a baby chair!
#Repost @foxandfolk (@get_repost) ・・・ For the past few years spring has been synonymous with fiber season to me. Shearing, fleece, learning to skirt by grade (a skill I'm still not particularly confident in), and pastures full of newly shorn beauties. . . Fiber holds so much wonder for me. A connection to our pasts, to how we protected our families from the harsh cold. To the animals we raised, and the community that bands together to bring fiber from the field to our needles. From shearing with a team of experienced shepherds to get through the heard in one day, to the mill, and finally dying the yarn. . . Every piece we knit has a story, a story we may know well, from field to needles, or a story that for us begins when we first squeeze that lovely new skein in the shop. No matter how I come to find myself with woolen love forming on my needles that magic is still there.✨ . . What's your fiber story? . . Pictured is a Suri alpaca fleece waiting to be skirted. . . #knittersofinstagram #knitting #knittersoftheworld #knittingaddict #knitter #knit #knitting_is_love #fiber #alpaca #fiberfarm #slowfashion #slowliving
Daughter-in-law @foxandfolk's newest pattern! #Repost @naturalearthfarm (@get_repost) ・・・ A new episode is available on youtube. The link is in my profile. I am sharing my process of designing a sweater pattern, finished objects like the Shooting Stars cap by @foxandfolk and a giveaway for the book , Farm to Needle, Stories of Wool. Thank you so much for your encouragement in this process.
Let the Lenten season begin!
In case you are wondering how Ruby feels about this winter....
#yarnlovechallenge2019 Missed the last day 28, the word was "ends"! And I thought about a post on how I love to weave ends in. I know, but I do! But what I'd truly like to see the end of is this un-relenting winter! A day where I can say "Winter ends! ", that's what I'm dreaming of! #goodbyefebruary
#Repost @creativeacorns (@get_repost) ・・・ 28 February: #fiberuarychallenge is hat selfie. Full #yarnlovechallenge confession: the ends aren't woven in. 📷 Tonya Leigh. Pattern is Mendelian in #lgfsurisock . I hope to finish edits & release it *very soon*. #littleacorncreations Photo was edited by me for b&w it was *very* cold in NYC on Tuesday.
#yarnlovechallenge2019 day 25 is "dye"! Dyeing suri is my love! Making up new colors is my party! Then my husband took it to new level, designing a dye house where I can now dye 76 skeins at a time! And it's automated! It has an app! #dyersofinstagram #knittersofinstagram
#Repost @gather_here (@get_repost) ・・・ Ruth Carter became the first African American to win the Oscar for Costume Design tonight. Ruth had previously been nominated for Malcolm X (1992) and Amistad (1997). In interviews since the release of “Black Panther” Ruth has discussed her process and the significance of the costumes. In a 2017 fashionista interview she explained, "I know that so many people love this story of the Black Panther, and I had a real responsibility to the fans to really get it right," said Carter. “In my hopes, [the costumes] will be something that would stand the test of time. That people could look back at it and love it for times to come.” Just a few days ago in an interview with CNN, "I thought this has got to be an important film, and it had to be something that was Afrofuturist ... I would have to represent images of beauty, forms of beauty, from the African tribal traditions so that African-Americans could understand it; so that (non-black) Americans could understand African-Americans better; so we could start erasing a homogenized version of Africa." • In tonight’s acceptance speech Ruth began with, “This has been a long time.” And she’s not wrong. Ruth’s body of work alone is Oscar-worthy and this past week she won the Costume Designers Guild Career Achievement Award as well as well as the Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Award for “Black Panther.” Ruth is a graduate of Hampton University and hails for Springfield, Massachusetts where her 97-year-old mother still lives. • “Marvel may have created the first black superhero,” she said, referring to the comic books that introduced the characters, “but through costume design we turned him into an African king.” • #wearewhatwemake #blackhistorymonth #celebrateBIPOCartists #useyourplatformforgood #elevatebipoc #ghblackhistorymonthseries