Monthly Archives: March 2015

Twice the Fun!

I recently finished a second Oak Trail Hat (to match the first and as a second gift) for a lovely couple. I just have a few shots of the hat after a wash and block and onto my head . … Continue reading

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Fleece Trading. . .

About a week ago, my guild posted a message that there was a possible barter situation: a shepherd wanted to have someone make a pair of socks out of a fleece; the exchange would be free fleece for said socks. … Continue reading

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Socks! for a Small Human!

When I started knitting, my first target of opportunity was my then 8 yr old son. I knit him some mittens that were (let’s be honest) kinda sad. Exhibit A: one of the mittens (sorry for the equally bad pic!) … Continue reading

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This Moment

(A SouleMama tradition)

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Doing What I’d Rather Not . . .

So, I finished my cardigan! It’s blocked and has buttons and it’s soft and lovely . . . except for one thing: I went from a 34″ size in the waist to a 36″ size for the bust and I … Continue reading

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Washing the Wool

I’ve been on the lookout for some raw fiber ever since I acquired that Shacht spinning wheel. It turns out that Facebook has some pretty awesome groups–Raw Wool for Sale; Farm to Fiber and several others. As sometimes happens, people … Continue reading

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Cardigan Update!

Whoa . . . sleeves, armpits, finished body . . . . just needs a collar and a coupla button bands! Finished weaving in the ends and grafting the armpits today (there is a pic included to sate your curiosity)! … Continue reading

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First Wheel: Schacht Ladybug Review and Acquisition

As you know, we just acquired our first (used) spinning wheel–a little Schacht Ladybug, which I love very much. I say “we” quite literally here, because while I did front the cash, my boys have both been bitten by the … Continue reading

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