Monthly Archives: April 2018

Episode 36: Test and Sample Knitting!

Hello fiber-y friends! Today I am so excited to talk about my test knit for Albina McLaughlin of LB HandKnits!! The cardigan, Sunny Every Day, has been released and you all have the chance to win a copy! Albina has … Continue reading

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Re-Skeining Yarn After Dyeing

After dyeing up a storm this weekend, I needed to re-skein my yarn. It was a bit messy after it’s bath and bubble and dry. I usually tie off my skeins with 3-4 ties before any kind of bath, but … Continue reading

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Sand Shawl Modification

Hi everyone! And good morning! As promised (and with the designer’s permission), I have some modifications to share for the Sand Shawl by Kephren Pritchett! The shawl is a beautiful triangular shape with an undulating border and open lace work … Continue reading

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Episode 35: Plans and More Plans

Episode 35 is full of plans! A DIY Drum Carder Plan; a dyeing plan for my Shetland yarn landfall; knitting plans–of course; fleece spinning plans; and more! Even a lan for a dog sweater 🙂 FO: Sand Shawl by Kephren … Continue reading

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DIY Drum Carder Plans!

Hi everyone! It’s been about 2 years since Spencer and Steve built me a drum carder . . . and Spencer has just drawn up the plans!! So, I’m popping in to let you all know where to find them … Continue reading

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Stretchy Bind offs: A Comparison

I recently completed a test-knit that called for a stretchy bind off at the bottom hem. [More on this test knit once it’s released–I can’t wait to share it with you!!] This was a top-down sweater with cables and the … Continue reading

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KnitCrate Review

A few weeks ago, the fine folks at KnitCrate got in touch with me; they asked if I would like to try out their subscription boxes and post a review. I’ve long wondered about Knitcrate’s yarn and we all love … Continue reading

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