Category Archives: firsts

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

Posted in color, custom yarn, dye, dyeing, firsts, purple, yarn | 9 Comments

Blogversary! And the BEST cake ever.

Oh my goodness. This blog is celebrating its first birthday/anniversary! And to celebrate, I made some cakes–the best cakes I ever had . .  . . . . with my new ball winder and swift! Both were Christmas presents from … Continue reading

Posted in birthday, caked yarn, celebration, community, firsts, keeping track, new, unexpected | 6 Comments

Dryer Ballz

I have been wondering about dryer balls for sometime now. Folks in my SAPGAP group often ask for leftover fiber to be made into dryer balls. I have seen them at my guild meet-ups and at local craft fairs. So, … Continue reading

Posted in crafting, felting, firsts, holiday, information, instruction, learning, wool | 8 Comments

The Little Swatch That Could

[Remember to check out the giveaway running until Aug 14th! Win a free Ravelry pattern!] *** Introducing the first swatch I have ever knitted from my homespun. I’m just a *little* excited that my yarn works for knitting and, in … Continue reading

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