Learning to Sew and Knit in 2012


I want a Brother's Sewing Machine

Check out the Brother's Computerized Free-Arm Sewing Machine! I am so excited to learn to sew this year! Do you sew? I took a sewing class in like the 7th grade and did not learn a thing rather I never went to class. Now at the age of 45 I want to learn to sew along with knit. Not clothing mind you but things for the home, cool things I have found on Pinterest. Also items for the garden.

I joined a knitting community that has a ton of resources as well. But knitting is just the start. I am going to grow my own wool or angora to spin it. I am now researching spinning techniques. The thing about me is if I learn something I want to know everything. So I buy the wool and I looked at my husband and said well were going to have sheep so why wouldn't I shear my sheep? Brush the Angora Rabbit and spin that beautiful fiber? Alpacas are bred for the wool so why not me? :-)

Then we got into the whole discussion of dyeing the fibers with the things I will be growing in my garden. Aah I am in lala land with this. I see myself at the farmers market next summer selling my spun fibers!!! Now to continue to do the research on spinning wheels!
April DecheineAbout April Decheine

April ran away from Suburbia to live life more sustainably with her husband. The kids are all grown but return quite often. She is a little city mixed in with Martha Stewart like smarts. She is an ex IT downsized Corporate gal. Follow her as she learns all the Green Acres chores on her 40 acre farm while introducing her readers to products she believes in.

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