Category Archives: inspiration

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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Review: The Book of Haps

It’s here. It’s here! At long last, Kate Davies and Jen Arnall-Culliford’s The Book of Haps This project, like her last, Yokes, is an excellent amalgam of informative essays and patterns. You can read my review of Yokes here. As Davies … Continue reading

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KnitStars: New Online Classes!

You all know that I like to take online knitting and spinning classes–in part because getting to the fiber festivals or bigger cities where classes are offered can be tricky, particularly with work and childcare schedules.  I’ve discussed some of the … Continue reading

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Hap Hap Happening!

If you are not on the Kate Davies email newsletter list . . . now is your moment. Her new project, The Book of Haps, is coming! Pre-orders begin Thursday, May 19th! I’ll admit that Kate Davies’ books are a particular … Continue reading

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Indie Dyer Feature: What the Flock!

Well, it’s that time again . . . Indie Dyer Time! Today, I have Joe Cole from What the Flock (love that name, don’t you??) Joe graciously agreed to share some info about his dying process and inspiration with us. … Continue reading

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Close Knits!

My partner (the amazing Amazon reviewer) received this funky microscope in the mail. As part of his review he asked for random things around the house that could be magnified . . . so, of course, I grabbed some fiber, … Continue reading

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When Homemade Socks Are Normal

Last night, I Kitchenered the toes and wove in the ends on the latest pair of socks for S. Now, don’t get me wrong, he is the most appreciative of knitwear receivers. But . . . handknit socks have been … Continue reading

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