Monthly Archives: March 2017

FO: Aileas <3

It’s sweater washing day here, and so, my brand new Aileas is taking it’s first real bath. But before dipping it into the wool wash, Spencer snapped a few pictures for my Ravelry page. I am in love with this … Continue reading

Posted in Aileas, big projects, community, FO, pattern, sweater, unicorns | 10 Comments

Lambing at Aniroonz Sheep Co.

Want to see a lamb being born? Feel like listening to a chorus of sheep bleats? Interested in what it’s like to be surrounded by five breeds of sheep? Wait no more! We had a blast this spring break out … Continue reading

Posted in community, CVM, karakul, lamb, lambing, lincoln longwool, sheep, teeswater, unicorns, video, wensleydale | 3 Comments

Episode 11: Aileas & Aniroonz Sheep Co.

Episode 11 is here! Looking forward to chattering with you about my new¬†Aileas¬†sweater, a field trip to Aniroonz Sheep Co., and some lovely new acquisitions–including Aniroonz Story Based yarns: Partner and Begin. Plus, Rachel Smith’s new Ply article and a … Continue reading

Posted in breed, community, custom yarn, CVM, episode, farm, fleece, karakul, lincoln longwool, skirting, teeswater, travel, unexpected, video, wensleydale, yarn, yarn-lover | 9 Comments

Working with Hand Dyed Shetland

Some of you will recognize this pile of brown fluffiness as the local IL Shetland I purchased a couple of years ago. I blogged about that Starbucks meet-up/yarn exchange and the subsequent kettle dyeing experiment here. This was the resulting … Continue reading

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Aileas: Picture Perfect Pattern

Some of you may have seen this photo on my Instagram feed this past week; thanks for giving it all of your love! It’s Aileas by Isabell Kramer and I love it. At this point–really only a few days later!–my … Continue reading

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Indie Dyer Feature: Nicole of The Spinnacle Fiber Arts

This blog always surprises me: new fiber is discovered, techniques are learned, and community is built day by day. This weekend’s indie dyer feature came to me unexpectedly when Nicole Bottles of The Spinnacle Fiber Arts contacted me via email. … Continue reading

Posted in buttons, community, fiber, found, indie dyer, interview, Uncategorized, yarn | 4 Comments

Lengthening a Knit Sweater

As some of you know, last weekend I published a new knitting instructional video about lengthening your sweater. This is a great technique for fixing what ails your knitwear. So, pull out those languishing not-quite-right knits and modify them! Cut … Continue reading

Posted in fix, hacks, How To, knitting, modifications, sweater, sweater surgery, tricks and tips | 4 Comments

Knitwear on North Face

We just watched North Face (2008) for the second time. If you have not seen this German film about climbing the Eiger in the shadow of Nazi Germany, well, maybe you should! But be warned, it doesn’t end well . … Continue reading

Posted in film, found, handwork, knitting, mitten, scarf, socks, sweater, unexpected, unicorns | 5 Comments

Episode 10: Shearing and Sweater Mods

Episode 10, my fiber folk! It’s up and I can’t wait to hear what you are working on–please share in the comments and/or on our Ravelry Group! In this episode, I talk about shearing day at Cather Capel’s Seven Sisters … Continue reading

Posted in cardigan, community, Cormo, Corriedale, episode, Finnsheep, knitting, Knitting in France, Leicester Longwools, Miss Babs, podcast, shearing, sheep, shenanigans, sweater, sweater surgery, video, yarn | 7 Comments

Searching for the Perfect Pink . . .

I have fallen in love with Isabell Kramer‘s new pattern, Aileas. Love at first sight, mind you–and that is saying something because, really, I have favorited most of her sweaters in Ravelry. Before the pattern even dropped (as it did … Continue reading

Posted in acquisitions, Aileas, found, love, pattern, unexpected, yarn, yarn shopping, yarn-lover | 11 Comments