Hooray, I’ve completed my first spin of 2016, and I am in love with it! I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started spinning the September 2015 club colorway from Hedgehog Fibres. I loved all the colors – the bright shots of magenta, splashes of navy, vivid hints of chartreuse – but I wasn’t sure […]
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Man, it’s been cold the past few days here in Portland! We got two inches of snow on Sunday night, and on Monday I woke up to icy streets and sidewalks. Schools closed and a few of the buses didn’t run, and no way did I want to be out and about yesterday. Nope. I […]
Today I’m doing something in my blog I haven’t ever done – writing up a recap of my 2015 crafty endeavors! I definitely knit and spin way more now than I did even a couple years ago. Knitting In 2015, I knit 18 projects – 2 hats, 1 cowl, 5 shawls, and 10 pairs of socks! […]
It’s been a tough summer for spinning here in the Pacific Northwest, with temperatures in the 90s and 100s for most of the season! Plus, our apartment doesn’t really have air conditioning, so the last thing I really wanted to do most of the summer was hold a bunch of wool in my hands. Sweaty […]
I haven’t posted much about our upcoming wedding. All the big stuff is done at this point, thankfully. We have about two and a half months to go, so I’m confident we’ll get everything done in time. And, of course I knit a wedding shawl.
Until I come up with an actual post, here’s just a glimpse at some of the things I did in June – An Event Apart Boston, a knitting retreat, and a day at Fenway Park!
Yeah, yeah, I know I’m two WEEKS late in posting about Michigan Fiber Fest, but hey, I’m getting around to it, at least! I’ve been too busy playing Everquest II with Scott, knitting and spinning up a storm, and spending more time off the computer to sit down and write a post about buying lots […]
Look what I finally finished! I’ve decided to call this bundle of yarn love Pumpkin Candy, because it reminds me of candy corn and those little pumpkin candies that seem to never disappear around Halloween. (Unless, of course, I’m eating them.) Unfortunately, I don’t have many details about this yarn. I got the ball from […]
You know what’s not fun? Driving home from Chicago with an in-between headache and migraine. I can’t decide if these particular aches are migraines or not; I know that a few hours prior to the head pounding fun, my eyesight goes all fuzzy and I have a hard time seeing. I never think it’s a […]
I first learned of spinning my own yarn at the end of 2004, when a few friends of mine purchased drop spindles and roving from a store on ebay. Intrigued, I ordered my own kit, wanting to spin myself my own beautiful yarn. However, I didn’t anticipate it being so difficult, and I struggled for […]