Category Archives: unexpected

Episode 53: Sheep Breeds & Scottish Spinning

Hello yarnista folk! Episode 53 is packed with lots of sheep breed info: a new farm-to-skein yarn, Scottish sheep breeds, sheep smearing (?!), and so much more! Plus, a review of Jen Arnall-Culiford’s new Year of Techniques to liven up … Continue reading

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FO: My Red Pearl!

As many of you know from watching the podcast, I have been working to modify a sweater by Carol Feller called the Dark Pearl. Carol is one of my favorite designers and the knitter who taught me to cable! So, … Continue reading

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A Huge Thank You!

Thanks to everyone who supported my first farm-to-skein yarn, Shorn! Much love to all who ordered, inquired, and sent kind notes! All of the orders have been fulfilled as of today! Yay! My house is getting put back in order … Continue reading

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The Things We Do For Knitting . . .

This is a little photo-essay about the perils of photographing knitwear . . . summer knitwear . . . in winter, after the first snow. I promise to rave about the beautiful top on the next podcast–it’s from Kelbourne Woolens … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Sheep and Wool!

I’m dropping in to say: the prep and pressure is on! Our guild, the Champaign-Urbana Spinners and Weavers will be competing in the inaugural Sheep to Shawl Competition *this weekend* up in Wisconsin!! We have a team of 8, screen … Continue reading

Posted in community, competition, Sheep to Shawl, spinners and weavers guild, spinning, unexpected, Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival | 7 Comments

Camouflage Knitting

Just checking in folks . . . have you all seen the Guardian article on camouflage knitting? You can check out the full article here–complete with great photos! But you may also want to visit the awesome website of the … Continue reading

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Episode 32: What’s with the Weird FO?!

Episode 32  is packed with maker madness! My new book is out!!! And there is a Targhee spin to discuss! Plus, two, yes, two sweaters!  In the mail: Shakleton Yarn from Fiber Trek, a Knit Together Project square; and some … Continue reading

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