Monthly Archives: July 2015

WIP Update: Meandering Scarf

She is coming along quite nicely! As an aside, I was pleased to hear several of my guild mates are downloading the pattern (it’s still free!!) and they might try their hands at it! You should too 🙂

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Caroline: Ashford Traditional

My meeting with the second wheel went well! Her name, I was told, is Caroline. She needed a little TLC  . . . a new cotton drive band and some work on the tension (which was pretty much solved with … Continue reading

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Mean Jean

Before heading out to see family, I wanted to make something special for my good friend (and my dad’s girlfriend), Jean. We lovingly refer to her as “Mean Jean” because of her awesome card-shark abilities. And so, a colorway was … Continue reading

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Crochet at Alcatraz??

That’s right folks, the fiber arts were alive and well in the world-famous prison. We recently took a trip to sunny (and cold!) San Francisco for a week and we managed some time at Alcatraz, which was super interesting. My … Continue reading

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Hog Island Part 5: At Long Last, 3-Ply

I have been wanting to 3-ply for a long time. Now, I’ll admit that sounds weird. And, I’ll say: I have tried chain plying  . . . to mixed results. What was holding me back, you ask? Why, bobbins, of … Continue reading

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Farm Focus: Ewespun Fiber Mill at Old Man Wool Farm

This past week, I corresponded with Deborah Peterson of Ewespun Fiber Mill at Old Man Wool Farm. First of all, love the name. Second of all, love her recent destashing–this was how we ‘met’ online: through a FB destashing group. … Continue reading

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Batt Candy II

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