Monthly Archives: October 2015

Time? Chain Ply v Fractal Ply? and Other Questions

My dear son has been sick and home from school these past two days (oh dear me, and right before Halloween . . .) So, work has suffered just a little and therefore playtime has also suffered just a little … Continue reading

Posted in 3-ply, chain ply, experiment, fractal, giveaway, sick, spinning | 4 Comments

UPDATE . . . [not just socks] Pattern Giveaway!

So, many of you have liked the last post–thanks! You’re all wonderful people! But, only one person has linked to a sock pattern in the comments to the blog . . . which got me to thinking. Maybe the instructions were … Continue reading

Posted in giveaway, isanyoneoutthere?, knitting, patterns, Ravelry, sharing | 6 Comments

Surf n Turf . . . and a Sock Pattern Giveaway!

The “Surf n Turf” fractal spin is complete! I was unsure about it at first–in fact, I picked out this braid because I was mostly interested in seeing what a fractal spin would be like without any white space in … Continue reading

Posted in color, custom yarn, fiber, giveaway, handspun, knitting, pattern, Ravelry, socks | 2 Comments

Swatching and Spinning (oh and measuring feet . . .)

Thanks for all of the votes on the socks and hats challenge. I think we can safely say that knitters . . . do as they please. And it’s good to remember just how quirky and fun and different we … Continue reading

Posted in designs, fractal, hot-pants, inspiration, knitting, pants, spinning, swatch | 2 Comments

Are You a Hat or a Sock Person?

One of my blog-heroes, SouleMama, recently noted that hats are the ultimate in portable knitting–that is, unless you are a sock knitter. This got me to thinking that maybe there is a division among us. That maybe one is a … Continue reading

Posted in choices, hats, inspiration, knitting, picking sides, small projects, socks | 18 Comments

I think I’m in LOVE

While packing for my last transcontinental flight, I decided to bite the bullet and pack my knitting . . . . TSA be damned! I tried to be smart: I packed (cheap) wooden needles, not metal. And I did not … Continue reading

Posted in flying, knitting, plane, socks, travel, wooden needles | 3 Comments

Field Trip: London Calling

Last week, I took a quick trip across the pond for a symposium. While in the land of all things English, I managed to sneak away for a couple of knit shop visits to I Knit London and The Loop. As … Continue reading

Posted in buttons, England, LYS, not-so-local, pattern, review | 2 Comments

Fleece Rack

This is a guest post by Spencer: After wondering for a while if the Fleeces From Around the World would fill up what used to be our guest room, I decided to make a fleece rack. It’s really just a couple … Continue reading

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Finished Objects Coming Attcha!

Happy Tuesday! Finally some Finished Objects, instead of WIPs or UFOs . . . First, the Love Tangle Blanket:   Next, the Regia Self-Patterning Socks:   I will admit to loving the picture of the sock bottoms with S’s face … Continue reading

Posted in blanket, finished objects, FO, knitting, self-striping, socks | 3 Comments

Farm Focus: Apple Rose Farm

I have spent a lot of time pining over Apple Rose Farm‘s fleeces this past year. They raise Cormo and California Red sheep (among other fiber animals) and their wool is absolutely beautiful. So, I was super excited when the … Continue reading

Posted in breed, California Red, Cormo, farm, farm focus, fiber, interview | 2 Comments