Category Archives: inspiration

Dye Day 2016

Beth recently sponsored another Dye Day for guild members–thanks, Beth!!–which means she broke out the bins, the tables, the plastic wrap, the dyes (for cotton and wool), and opened her home to us all. Some sat knitting while waiting to … Continue reading

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Stitches Around the World

I love looking through stitch dictionaries. I was first introduced to them when I found a podcast about books of patterned stitches from Japan; and when I was last in London, I found an entire shelf of these excellent resources … Continue reading

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CU Spinners and Weavers Show n’ Tell

My guild is awesome. I’m sure there are other wonderful fiber groups out there–the fiber community has been one of the most excellent and welcoming collectives I have ever experienced. But my guild? The Champaign-Urbana Spinners and Weavers? Yeah. They’re … Continue reading

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FO: White Ted’s Sweater

I am delighted to show you this cute sweater all finished up. Quick knit, this one! It has raglan shaping–I’ve done this once before on Carol Feller’s Celtic Cables sweater–and I have to say: working on this sweater helped me … Continue reading

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New Montana Fiber Festival!

Good morning everyone! On this lovely weekend, I have a special treat for you, especially those of you who live in or near Montana (one of my dream states!), there is a new fiber festival coming your way next July! … Continue reading

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Birth Month Celebrations

I have asked for three things: A nice walk with my favorite people a cake stuffed with yummy things (layers!) some fiber time And luckily, celebrating a birth month means that there might even be time to do these things … Continue reading

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Our Warped Loom

Why yes, it was a grand undertaking and yes, it *looked* a bit of a fright early on, but thanks to the help of Beth (CU-Spinners and Weavers Guild member extraordinaire), we warped this baby! The process took us about … Continue reading

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