Category Archives: unexpected

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

Posted in community, found, illusion knitting, Knit in public, knitting, unexpected, unicorns | 6 Comments

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

Posted in book review, books, community, episode, fiber, FiberTrek, FO, giveaway, handspun, homespun, Kephren Knitting Studio, knitting, knitting podcast, Laitis Hat, Laitis Sweater, LB Hand Knits, LB Handknits, spinning, Targhee, test-knit, unexpected, video, WIP | Leave a comment

“Nettles for Textiles” w/ Allan Brown

Brilliant video about the process of making fiber from nettles. The methods are simple and really, just take time. This film tracks the process from plant to finished fiber. Enjoy! <p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/225183045″>NETTLES FOR TEXTILES</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user68688214″>Allan Brown</a> on <a … Continue reading

Posted in community, found, handspun, nettle fiber, plant fiber, spinning, unexpected | 4 Comments

Fixing a Mis-Crossed Cable Without Ripping Stitches!

**If you are looking for the Dynamixx yarn GIVEAWAY, click here! You can also leave a comment in the Dynamixx Ravelry thread! *** Well, that’s a mouthful of a blogpost title, eh?? But it’s true! I discuss this problem and … Continue reading

Posted in Denali sweater, Dinali Sweater, found, hack, knitters, knitting, knitwear repair, seamed sweater, sweater, sweater surgery, tips, tricks and tips, unexpected, yarn | 5 Comments

Episode 26: Survival Knitting!

Whoa it’s been about 3, crazy, fun-filled, work-filled weeks! But Episode 26 is now up and off running. And it’s all about survival knitting during times of creative exhaustion! I hope you find some inspiration here to keep on keeping … Continue reading

Posted in combed top, combination spin, community, creativity, episode, handspun, inspiration, knitting, Linus Shawl, sock yarn, socks, spinning, unexpected, unicorns, video | 1 Comment

Designer Dialogue: Woolly Thoughts

Happy weekending my fine fiber folk! The podcast will resume next weekend . . . right now I am up to my eyeballs in work prep and travel–I think you all know how that goes! I am very pleased to … Continue reading

Posted in afghan, blanket, community, illusion knitting, interview, knitting, knitting math, patterns, shadow knitting, unexpected, Wooly Thoughts | 9 Comments