"Shooting Yarn is located at The Rusty Spur Ranch in Rathdrum, ID, where we have a small heard of Angora Goats guarded by our llama, Suzie Q, who try and ignore the quacking, clucking, barking and meowing of the other residents.
I began to knit many years ago because my husband told me I needed to find something different to do than reading in the truck, because I would get annoyed when he interrupted me to talk. He soon found out that interrupting a knitter is just as bad as interrupting a reader…. I had attempted to learn to crochet from my mom, but it was a total bomb. So I thought I’d try knitting, and after a lot of cussing and dropped stitches, I did it! Knitting led to handspinning, because boy was that handspun pretty and I have this thing about doing it myself…. Which of course led to dyeing, because I love color. Then a drumcarder to make batts. And then I had to pay for all this! I gave my job the boot in spring of 2012 and fiber is now my full-time passion! I hope you love fiber as much as I do, and happy spinning!"Kelley's Treasureis an exclusive colorway Susan created just for Alpaca Direct! It's available in three fiber options: Merino Roving Merino Tencel Roving Panda Sock All of the Shooting Yarns colorways are beautiful and versatile. Find some color inspiration and support an Indie yarn dyer. You can view these yarns and many other hand dye yarns on our website at www.AlpacaDirect.com.
Many of us knit garments and accessories, but not home decor pieces. Kelley is working on her Cable Channel Knit-Along project, which is a pillow cover, and it got me thinking about all of the cool projects you can knit to bring your love of fiber into your home. Get your knit decor on with six of my favorite patterns from Alpaca Direct!
Kelley shows you how to knit the Left Twist. This is a nice complementary stitch to regular cabling, plus you can add these twists without the extra work of using a cable needle. This stitch looks good as a border on the edge of regular cables.
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