Monthly Archives: November 2016

First Kettle Dye: Eggplant Beauty

Last week I posted a mini-photo essay about dye day. While I participated–helping Spencer and generally being around for a couple of hours, I did not do much dyeing. This was not for lack of trying! I showed up with … Continue reading

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Episode 3 and a Giveaway!

Hello world! I’m happy to report that Episode 3: The Importance of Place is up and running over on YouTube! This week, I have an extra-special giveaway to announce from Pigeonroof Studios (see below and/or tune in to find out more)!! … Continue reading

Posted in big projects, cables, community, dyeing, episode, fiber, giveaway, knitting, place, podcast, video | 6 Comments

Happy —Days :)

To anyone celebrating Thanksgiving, Turkey Day, Tofurkey Day, a fun meal with family, or just getting to and through another Thursday .  . . I wish you the best day! And for those who are looking for community, celebrating solo, … Continue reading

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Dye Day 2016

Beth recently sponsored another Dye Day for guild members–thanks, Beth!!–which means she broke out the bins, the tables, the plastic wrap, the dyes (for cotton and wool), and opened her home to us all. Some sat knitting while waiting to … Continue reading

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Indie Dyer Feature: Pigeonroof Studios

Ok folks, this is BIG! I have an interview with one of my favorite fiber dyers: Krista McCurdy of Pigeonroof Studies! Sometimes, you just have to ask  . . . I first noticed Krista’s work on one of my Facebook … Continue reading

Posted in color palette, colorway, fiber, fiber artist, indie dyer, interview, Uncategorized | 9 Comments

Cable On! And Help with Cable Corners

As I’ve mentioned a few times, my blanket-a-year project for 2016 is the Stornoway Throw by Anita Grahn. It’s a bit behind (a few other projects took precedence)  . . . but now, I’m back on track and cabling up a … Continue reading

Posted in blanket, cables, help!, instruction, knitting, Uncategorized, year-long | 10 Comments

Generosity

This past week was filled with some extreme contrasts of hatred and generosity. The results of the U.S. election have ostensibly authorized waves of hatred across my college campus and the rest of my country. While, at the same time, … Continue reading

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