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Fun Experiment

Published June 10, 2017 by wackybrittany

I learned how to spin yarn using a drop spindle. If you don’t know what that means, basically, I take something called roving and I spin it into yarn. Roving is basically wool before it’s spun.
I took a picture of the drop spindle that I bought and some roving that was given to me. Please excuse the stained food tray.

I really love spinning yarn, but drop spinning has done a number on my hands and wrists. I really want a spinning wheel, but I don’t have the space or money for one. So that got me thinking. I had bought a small fan that has a low and a high setring on it. I wanted to glue a wooden dowel to the fan and attach a hook to it to make spinning faster and easier.

I spent weeks thinking about this. I finally got the courage to try it out.

It looks janky, but it actually works decently.

Hahahahaha, man that looks terrible. It took several layers of hot glue and several sticks before I reached this level. I used Gorilla Hot Glue. It was a guessing game of how much glue I needed. So I just kept on going until I felt it was sturdy enough.

First time I tried it without a hook it didnt spin at all. I kind of figured that would happen. After attaching a hook that I took from a other drop spindle that I have I started testing it more. It works. I dreft the roving, or pull the roving apart to spin, instead of spin and dreft. It just works for me that way. Drefting the roving before spinning seems to work a lot better rather than drefting while I go.

I have to constantly stop and go with this, just like with drop spinning, it just spins much faster. I have to keep a careful eye on the roving to make sure it isn’t spun too tight, or gets tangled since its spun really fast.

I like it. I hope I make good use of this thing. Yes I do plan on getting a real wheel in the future. Until then, I’m happy with my little device.

Thanks for reading! Take care!

-Brittany

PS:

This is a post about a DIY yarn spinner that I came up with. This is just talking about what I came up with and not a step by step tutorial. If you actually want to try this I am not liable for any outcome you have. This was a just for fun experiment.

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Oh My Goodness

Published March 15, 2017 by wackybrittany

These last two terms have been hard for me. Whew! I don’t handle working part time, going to school full time, and get everywhere by bus. It’s just too much for me. Next term I’m dropping to part time school. Lets hope that helps relieve a lot of stress and that will give me a free day. That will be mostly for homework, but at least ill have a day to sleep in and have a free day.

Next week are my finals. I hope I pass at least one class this term. My spring break in busy with work and seeing friends, family, and my boyfriend.

My New Crazy Life

Published November 14, 2016 by wackybrittany

Recently my life became incredibly crazy, at least for my standards. To make a long story short Social Security decided to do some tests to see if I’m still considered disabled. They decided that I’m not disabled enough to be on Social Security, so my benefits have stopped. This sent me in a bit of a panic and I decided to try to apply for a job. Well, Walmart called me and hired me on as a part time cashier. I was shocked. I have never been a cashier before, I don’t have money handling experience, and it’s been six years since I’ve worked. I’ve been there for a few weeks and I like it. Sure there are a few grumps, but most of my coworkers are really nice and I get along with them pretty well.

What does his mean for the rest of my life? I still plan on going to school, but I do t have a whole lot of free time anymore. I pretty much work, go home, go to bed, repeat that cycle, then go to school, come home, and sleep. I don’t know how people can do it. It’s a struggle. I take two buses to go to wrk and it takes about 45 minutes to an hour, depending on traffic and if I miss my connecting bus downtown and have to wait.

I want to continue my Etsy shop, but with how much little time I have I don’t know if that’s possible. It might have to be put on hold for a while. Let’s just wait and see.

Thanks for reading! Take care,
-Brittany

My Etsy Shop Is Doing Better!

Published October 2, 2016 by wackybrittany

I don’t know what is happening, but my Etsy shop is doing better! I’m pretty happy about that. I added my hemp ring back into my shop and sold a few over the summer.
These are the Items I sold over the summer:
Hemp Ring. I sold eight hemp rings.

Seahawks Team Colors Crochet Hat.

Puzzle Piece Fleece Beanie. I made this for Autism awareness. My younger brother has Autism.


Star Trek Red Shirt Inspired Slouchy Beanie. Since I have learned a better way to crochet beanies I don’t crochet this style anymore. I do have another red shirt beanie. Click here:https://www.etsy.com/listing/462721308/star-trek-inspired-red-shirt-beanie

I also have a blue shirt Inspired beanie: https://www.etsy.com/listing/463158012/star-trek-blue-shirt-inspired-beanie.

And I also have a yellow shirt Inspired beanie: https://www.etsy.com/listing/475453455/star-trek-inspired-beanie.


I am proud of myself. I have stuck with it. I didn’t give up completely on my shop. I almost did a few times, but I stuck with it. I started taking some better pictures, which could be better, I know, but I’m working with limited resources. I started making things that I like and people also like. Also I just love to making stuff. Right now I am pretty good at making hats. I got down the technique of making my rings. I hope to come out with more items as well.

Thank you for reading my post. Take care!
-Brittany

Trying To Get Back To As Much Normal As I Can

Published August 30, 2016 by wackybrittany

Trying to get my life as back to normal as I can I have made a couple of more hats that I put in my shop. I made a heart eyes emoji hat and a Star Trek yellow shirt hat.

My favorite hat of the two is the Star Trwk hat, but that’s because I’m a little bias, lol. I really like Star Trek. I’m going to be making one for myself for when winter rolls around. 

I can make these from size child to an adult. I could probably make them in a baby size, but I’d have to buy a special type of yarn that would be soft enough for a baby’s head.



If you’re interested in the emoji hat, click here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/475516439/heart-eyes-emoji-hat

If you’re interested in the Star Trak hat, click here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/475453455/star-trek-inspired-beanie

I, uh..

Published August 22, 2016 by wackybrittany

I know it’s been almost a month since I’ve posted. I’m sorry. It’s been a pretty busy month. I have been busy almost everyday. Any time I’ve had free time all I wanted to do was rest. 

In this last week I went to the Clark County Fair, stayed the night at my friends two different times, two appointments, a birthday party at a river, and today went to the ocean for my dad and sisters baptism and it was my sisters birthday as well.

It’s been kind of crazy for me lately. I won’t be stopping any time soon. This week I have to make and deliver some orders from my shop, I need to fax something, and see my boyfriend tomorrow. Tuesday to Friday I’m doing something pretty cool. I’m helping sell handmade hats with a woman I have started working with. We crochet and sell hats. I get picked up around seven in the morning and I get home about six at night. For now I have Saturday free, then Sunday, like usual, is family day.

I wanted a break this summer, but I really haven’t gotten one.

Anyway, thank you for reading my ramblings. I hope to post more often.

Take care,

-Brittany

Crocheting Hats in the Summer

Published June 6, 2016 by wackybrittany

Even though it’s hot outside I’m still making hats. I’ve got to continue to try to keep going with my Etsy Shop.

To be honest I haven’t made any money in a long time on my shop. I never really made any money. At this point I’m wondering why I’m still even still have my shop open. Oh well, I’ll continue until I either get somewhere. Or decide to stop.

Below is a picture of a hat I made yesterday while hanging out with my friends at her house. It is an Oregon Ducks inspired hat. What a great way to show your team spirit! It’s $10 in my Etsy shop. Click the link below to go tout my listing.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/398912065/oregon-ducks-team-colors-beanie