Monday, December 17, 2018

Holiday Cheer

 I wasn't sure if I'd sign up for the Inglenook Fibers 12 Days of Christmas spin-a-long again but I did. My box arrived a bit over a week ago filled with these fun paper packages of fiber numbered with each day. Spinning commences on Christmas Day. The inspiration for this years fiber is the cat graphic so it's looking like some beautiful neutrals. What I can't decide is if I should spin them in order like I have the past 2 years, spin them as mini skeins, or just open one each day and after I see the entire grouping decide if they get spun in order or if I mix them up. I still have plenty of time to decide. It is tough not to sneak a look but I'll wait until Christmas morning along with everyone else.

I know I've posted my inkling tree in the past but thought I'd post it again. It all started with an article in Handwoven many years ago with directions showing a handful of ideas.  Well, I took off and had so much fun over the years with this. They have been gifted to family and a handful of friends over the years. I took a couple breaks, haven't made any since 2015.......but I've got an idea, if I can pull it off there will be 2 new inklings for the 2019 holiday season.  Here's a list of what I've made so far, many years I made 2 of them.

1996 - Santa and Angel
1998 - Native American and Mexican Cha Cha
1999 - Flower Child and Mother Earth
2000 - Flying Nun and Briggatine Monk (nun one of my favs)
2001 - Clown and 2001 A Weaving Odyssey (based on our nw conference of that name)
2002 - Uncle Sam and Knitter
2003 - Geisha and Samurai (2 of my all time favorites)
2004 - Wendy Weaver and  Spinster Sue
2005 - Merlin the Wizard and Eskimo Pie
2006 - Pumpkin Pie Me Oh My and Frosty
2012 - She Sells Sea Shells
2013 - Bee Happy Honey
2014 - Amish Amy the Quilter
2015 - Lahela (Sheep's Friend) Mele Kalikimaka


  1. Your inkling tree is adorable! I’ve gotten hooked on a vintage weave-it in the last few weeks, and similar shapes could be made from those squares. I’m too far behind already this year so won’t get to it, but maybe next year?

    1. If you do them next year definitely post because I'd love to see them.

  2. Love your inkling tree! And definitely looking forward to seeing your 12 Days of Christmas fiber for this year, however you decide to spin it.


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