Tags » Handspun

January 2015 Spunky Club Samples: snowpocalypse skiff

My January Spunky Club spinning samples were quickly knit into a Skiff, from Brooklyn Tweed’s Fall 2014 collection, and it’s been the perfect hat for the unrelenting stream of snowstorms and single digit and colder weather we’ve been experiencing in Maine. 186 more words

Perfect weather for knitting

The cold and icy weather continue, but it does encourage working with handspun and knitted projects!  I finished (except for weaving the underarms…. I haven’t done that in a while so I need to look up the best method to do that) my husband’s sweater.   93 more words

New Spindle and Other Updates

The baby sweater moves right along at a comfortable pace.

But, Lizard Ridge is still my focus. I’ve got the actual blocks at work to knit on during lunch break. 205 more words

Fiber Arts

Sheep Breed: Blue Faced Leicester

I always say Blue Faced Leicester (BFL) is my favourite sheep & subsequently, fibre to work with, both in spinning and knitting. If you google ‘blue faced leicester’, much information is available on these quiet tempered sheep. 482 more words


30socks: valentine socks

Pair 9/30: red tipped handspun socks for my Valentine.

Socks, both finished and in progress, are on Ravelry here.

When my original plan for a pair of Valentine socks for my partner was a 2x fail in the sizing department, I decided to bust out a pair of heavier weight, handspun socks instead. 84 more words

Lincoln, Soy, Bamboo and Knitting

This is the back of a piece of felt I made from Lincoln wool tops:

I love the way the characteristics of the different breeds reappear with felting, when they’re not very evident from the wool tops. 234 more words

Madrona-ing, Part IV: Garnetting with Judith MacKenzie

“If you weren’t thrifty, you wouldn’t be here.” ~Judith MacKenzie

(Sorry. We needed another picture of Mt. Rainier. It sets the scene.)

Garnetting? Yeah, me too.

463 more words