Monthly Archives: January 2017

Sick Child, Socks, and Swatches

I posted a quick snap of Spencer’s new socks on Instagram the other day–I was so excited that @MissBabs commented on the socks (!) I’ve since worked the gusset and part of the foot and I have some things to … Continue reading

Posted in distracted, knitting, Miss Babs, sick, socks, swatch, sweater, unexpected | 4 Comments

Episode 7: It’s About Time

As promised, a new episode is up and running over on YouTube! As always, show notes can be found below; please message me if you have questions about something in the show ­čÖé Show Notes: The Prison Bus (outside my … Continue reading

Posted in community, episode, fiber, fiber prep, FO, keeping track, knitting, spinning, video, WIP | 4 Comments

Riot of Color: Sampled

You all might remember my riot of color–the overdyed Fat Cat Knits SW Merino fiber that I was pondering on the bobbin. My guild-mates suggested a mach-up with some solid color; I was originally planning a fractal; and the color … Continue reading

Posted in color, fiber, learning, sampling, spinning, technique, Uncategorized | 8 Comments

Guess What’s Blocking . . .

Yes, that’s right! I finished my Lothlorien last night! It’s had a swim and now it’s luxuriating with some t-pins on a towel upstairs. Soon, its full cinderella story will be told! [ . . . and yes, for those … Continue reading

Posted in blocking, FO, knitting, shawl, unicorns | 3 Comments

Indie Dyer Feature: Littlebean Crochet

This weekend I have for you . . . yep! an Indie Dyer feature! This time, it’s Kayleen Lemieux of Littlebean Crochet. Kayleen has a terrific eye for variegated yarn and wicked-cool sock blanks. Her colorways are a fine mix … Continue reading

Posted in colorway, community, fiber, fiber artist, indie dyer | 7 Comments

Socks . . . Against the Machine?

While hanging out with┬ásome lovely spinning and knitting friends this week, up came the subject of handknit vs machine knit socks. Debbie has been working with Beth to repair and bring life to the guild’s sock knitting machine and when … Continue reading

Posted in big questions, community, knitting machine, socks, techniques | 13 Comments

Blackberries and Cream Test-Knit

Thanks to Laura Dear of Black Crow Knits, I was able to check off “test-knit” from my 2017 To-Learn List. You may remember that I whipped up a version of her Manning Park Hat last month and I loved it … Continue reading

Posted in community, hat, knitting, test-knit, testing, unicorns | 4 Comments