Monthly Archives: December 2016

Episode 5: New Year, New You!

I’m happy to be back for Episode 5! This one is all about plans for 2017–my To-Learn list! And, as always, some FOs, some WIPs, and some fiber adventures to share. Show notes appear below and the New Year, New … Continue reading

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Traveling Hat!

Unexpected travel plans call for some excellent car knitting (i.e. *not* the Lothlorian shawl!) Since my knee socks are almost finished, I fretted that I would not have enough knitting for the 12 hour drive . . . and so, … Continue reading

Posted in found, hat, knitting, place, stash, travel, unexpected, unicorns | 9 Comments

A Riot of Color

I’ve been waiting for one free moment: an opportunity to spin up the wild overdyed fiber I have been thinking about since our guild’s dye day last month. With classes (and grading) finally finished, and winter break upon us, I … Continue reading

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Raw Fleece Washing (for the holidays?)

Dearest readers– I hope you all have the loveliest holidays, whatever you’re celebrating! I’ll be back next week with a fresh podcast: Episode 5 coming right up! If you miss me in the meantime, check out my new tutorial about washing … Continue reading

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Washing a CVM Fleece

I thought my fleece washing days were over–or at least on hold. We don’t really have the capacity for the task (or so I thought): no utility sink; the problem of *hot enough* water. But Jennifer Rose Guyer gifted me a … Continue reading

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A Lothlorian Symphony

To my eye, Jennifer Wood’s Lothlorian Shawl is without equal. It’s lace; it’s cables . . . For anyone who has not yet ventured over to the pattern page on Ravelry (or downloaded the pattern), it’s a segmented design. In other … Continue reading

Posted in beautiful objects, cables, charts, knitting, lace, Lothlorian, pattern, scarf, stitch markers, Uncategorized, WIP | 9 Comments

Indie Dyer Feature: Megan Morrell of Old Crow Art Yarns

Ok, Ok, I kind of geeked out in Episode 4 about Old Crow Art Yarns and Megan Morrell’s astonishing colorways. Well, lucky for me, she is OK with super-fandom and agreed to an interview on the blog! Yes! Her colorways have always … Continue reading

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