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Fiber Feature: Kara Syvertsen of Second Cycle Yarn Co

I have seen many awesome blog posts about recycling sweater yarns: find a sweater at a thrift store, nip the seams, and unravel the yarn. Voila! You have a treasure trove of fiber–sometimes wool, alpaca, or even cashmere. So you … Continue reading

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Episode 16: Gansey’s, Giveaways, and Girlfriends

Episode 16 is sponsored by Ranching Tradition Fiber. Read on to learn more about the GIVEAWAY!! In this episode, I talk about Gansey sweaters (and socks!), my Ella Cardigan WIP, some FO spinning projects that are all about color maintenance, … Continue reading

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FO Photoshoot May 2017

I guess I’ve been knitting up a storm! I had a pile of FOs to be photographed and my dear husband came out with me this morning to get everything catalogued ❤ Here are some postcards from our backyard. More … Continue reading

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Episode 15: FOs All Over!

In today’s episode, I chat about my FOs: the Aileas Cardigan and Loop Shawl! I take a trip to Ravelry for some excellent new patterns that I’ll be knitting up: the Ella Cardigan and Rebel Shawl (brioche!!). And, of course, … Continue reading

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Indie Dyer: Susan Gomes of WitchCandy

Happy weekend everyone! I’m so excited to feature Susan Gomes of WitchCandy this weekend. I have been smitten with Susan’s work for a LONG time–especially her “Birch Fire,” “Utah Mesa,” and “Sunset Hair,” which are super hard to get a … Continue reading

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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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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

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