Knitting, Spinning, Fiber and Yarn dying fun! Along with a bit of northern style adventure.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Shop update early this week!

Because of the Holiday and also that we will be up north at the cabin without internet other than is a teaser of the shop update to go live at noon.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tuesday 3-26

So glad this day is here!

Warping board made by Jon for me is finished and as soon as he mounts it on my wall I will take pics and get them posted!

I do not think that he will however make any of these for sale............but then again you never know with him!

Have decided that we will interview him on his ideas, take and expectations of the 3 year plan for Alaska!
I do know that he is already planning Moose hunting Fall of 2014! So in his mind we are finding the property this summer so that we can build next summer and invite family up for a hunt! Yikes!

He is also already planning the floor plan of our dwelling along with the expansion for 'our' shop. He needs a shop, I need a shop too! Mine might just be a modified kitchen though as he will create what he says is dirt and dust!

Shop update at is scheduled for Thursday this week 3-28 at noon eastern standard time. Stay tuned for teasers to come as I have made a Grapefruit marmalade part 2 this week! Also watch for me to announce a scheduled recording or uploading of the new Podcast North Cabin Fiber Crafts on youtube or here on the blog!

Have a great

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Welcome to Episode 1 of North Cabin Fiber Crafts!

To be brief I am not putting show notes on this first episode as it is so all over the place and didn't really follow much in that way of format.

Next time I promise.

I would like to say that I had tons of fun doing some point 3/4 of the way through I think I had a brain freeze.........sure hope that I cut that out well enough as to not scare you all away! LOL....

So enjoy, Let me know what you think., Plurk and Twitter as Lorrieu
Visit the Rav group for North Cabin Fiber Crafts and leave suggestions and comments.

Thanks so much!

Saturday, March 23, 2013


Guess what? I did it! I finally recorded a video podcast! Now if only I can figure out how to upload it!

I am handbraking it down for itunes, have applied for and am trying to upload to youtube.

This is very confusing! And to think that I thought that the video taping of myself talking would be that hard part........................LOL! Yeah right!

Ok so I am working on all of the above and hope to have it up here on the site in no time...........fingers crossed and wish me luck!

Friday, March 22, 2013

It's Friday! Love it!

I am soooo happy it is friday! I feel sooo good!

Took some time at the dyepots last night.......exciting! LOL.

Update for Alaska you ask.........can't hardly wait! We booked our flight! June 25-Aug 6! Can you believe that it's that soon? I can't!

As for Jon spinning.........that didn't last long LOL. But he is making me a warping board and it might even be finished tonight so that I can test it out with some self striping next week! Super excited!

hmmmmmmmm ok so I spun up some of the electric purple that I dyed 2oz on white base and 2 oz on brown. Spun each colored base seperatley and then plied them together. They turned out fantastic! I think that I will have to find the right project to knit this up!

There are a couple braids up in the shop at they look like this and below see how it spun up!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Fantastic shop update Friday

I can't wait! This shop update today is going to be a hit smash and home run I just know it!

Ok on another note Jon took his first steps spinning last night! Didn't do too bad either I must admit. We will showcase some photos later on that have to get them off the camera.

Enjoy the day!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

A new shop item........for tomorrows update

Look at what Jon has been up to! Of course with my direction LOL.
Really cool orafice hooks for you spinners! All hand made from stainless steel wire, whitetail deer antler and lots of love!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

So much going on!

Well when it comes to Alaska..........we found our boat!  Yes we bought a boat, I am so excited!

Our boat, she will need a name!

On another note we are still plotting out our river travels and property searches........If we are going to be camping for a month I also need to plan the menu. How do you camp cook for a month?
Best idea or comment will win a prize from my shop!

Speaking of shop here is this weeks bit of shop update. There are more items than in the photo, I have to save somethings for the surprise ya know!

Friday March 15th noon est shop update preview.

Monday, March 11, 2013

DST.......and MOnday all rolled into one 3-11

North Cabin Fiber Crafts had a most productive week last week and followed up with a great weekend!

All the dyepots simmering with yarns and fibers ready to go up in the shop on Friday March 15th at noon est. We have also been busy out in the shop making a new set of goodies for the spinners! Wait and see.

A bit of handspun

Barn Owl sock yarn

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Thoughtful Thursday 3-7

I am thinking...........a lot about all the new items for the shop update next week!

Have been dyeing each night during the week this week in order to not have to try and get it all done on the weekends. I will save this weekend for photos of all the new yarn colors and to dye spinning fiber only.
I love this and can't wait to make it my full time's not a job its a pleasure!

How many of us can say that what we do for a living makes our heart sing? One day I will be doing just that.
Funny thing is that it is a lot of work for sure! It's not just about the dyeing all things and colors you love but work to make it ready for sale.

Still love it though

Almost done spinning whats on my ply next. After that I am spinning up some of a pretty fiber that I dyed myself.
Have a great day!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Shop update live today!

I am so excited to be able to get my latest shop update live! I have new and exciting items for your knitting and spinning pleasure!

Take a look at North Cabin Fiber Crafts

I will start working this weekend on the next update and hope to include a self striping, a couple of hand spun skeins and even a bright and exciting Northern Lights colorway!

Next on my to do list will be to really get to work organizing my podcast. I plan on talking about all of our preparations for the Alaska trip this summer. We have made such great progress in accumulating a lot of the gear we are going to need! More on that later.

Have a great time shopping!