Monthly Archives: August 2015

Farm Focus: Feederbrook Farm

Earlier this week I gushed (just a little) about some undyed, breed-specific yarn I bought from Lisa Westra of Feederbrook Farm. I plan to use the yarn for a couple of sweater projects and have already begun swatting up some … Continue reading

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Thinking Through Fiber

I saw this video a few days ago and it seemed to encapsulate how I feel about fiber. In this week of first days of school and too many meetings and too little fiber, I may not have many finished … Continue reading

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Swatching for Sweater

I have some delicious mill-spun, undyed yarn from Feederbrook Farm that I am super excited to use. I have enough for at least one, maybe two sweaters and I want to try my hand at a natural color (with a … Continue reading

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Farm Focus: Calico Farms

This week, Farm Focus is back!!! I have a lovely interview with Anna Anderson of Calico Farms in Northern Idaho. Anna raises many types of fiber animals, but I am super excited that among them are Pygora and Angora goats! … Continue reading

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Heathered Purple Love

I have been working up to creating yarns that I actually love and plan to work with. I now have some decent consistency, can spin fairly fine, and know enough to go back and fix mistakes as I spin. The … Continue reading

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Fall Blog Schedule

Well, the summer is over and I’m back to the land of academics. This summer was great–finished another book chapter, learned more about spinning, finished up some fun knitting, worked on the blog everyday! But now, as it’s time to … Continue reading

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And the Winner Is . . .

The winner of the Ravelry pattern gift-away is Tayla (adais on Ravelry) Sending a gift your way! Thanks to everyone for stopping by! Enjoy the weekend . . . and if you are so inclined, check out the cute pattern … Continue reading

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The Other Side of the Spectrum

  [Remember to check out the giveaway running until Aug 14th! Win a free Ravelry pattern!] *** This, from mill ends!

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Wild Color Tamed

[Remember to check out the giveaway running until Aug 14th! Win a free Ravelry pattern!] *** I spun up a bit of fiber from my Spinning Box, and whoa–it was bright! Not something I would have ever chosen . . … Continue reading

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The Little Swatch That Could

[Remember to check out the giveaway running until Aug 14th! Win a free Ravelry pattern!] *** Introducing the first swatch I have ever knitted from my homespun. I’m just a *little* excited that my yarn works for knitting and, in … Continue reading

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