Hi guys, This is more of a newsy post! Backstory: Rachel at Wool n’ Spinning started an audio podcast about six years ago to go with her Youtube show. She gave it up about six months ago, but now with me joining the team, we’ve decided to start it up again. I talked her into … More Wool n’ Spinning Radio: Episode 89 (the first!)
Hi all, if you have been curious about the podcasting work I have been doing at Wool n’ Spinning, but you are not a member of Rachel’s Patreon, I have a cool surprise for you. I recorded a bonus episode of The Wool Circle. It is going to Premiere, with live chat, on Monday, Dec. … More Boxing Day Surprise: Wool Circle Episode 83!
Okay everyone, so I have a BIG announcement that has been percolating for a couple of months. The big day is finally here! It’s about some VIDEO related stuff, so to be fitting, here is a video announcement for you. I am joining the Wool n’ Spinning team! As you know, I’ve been a member … More Brand New and Super Awesome
Today we became Canadians. We’ve been on our trip to and through the Canadian Rockies for three weeks now. I’ve been knitting socks and taking pictures and notes, and I’ll tell you all about it soon enough. But today I had to stop and share this important news. We submitted our application to become citizens … More Fresh Canadian
For the last few days we’ve all been struggling with colds, taking it easy, coming down from the Christmas high. I’ve also been doing some reflecting on the year that’s past, and setting some intentions for next year. In those plans, there were a couple of small unfinished projects that didn’t make it onto my … More Tying Up
So many of us have been affected by the present crisis, in so many ways. There’s the physical threat, the fear for our families, and beyond that, an enormous trickle-down economic effect that we are going to feel for a long time. This too shall pass, but in the present, the overwhelm is real. Small … More Made-With-Love-Along
Have you heard of this book? If you spin yarn, I’d bet an ounce of cashmere that you’ve heard of it. It was published last year by the woman who is right now at the exact centre of the whirling evolution of the yarn-spinning subculture: Jacey Boggs-Faulkner, editor of PLY Magazine. It’s the first book … More 51 Yarns, Here We Come!
I’ve spent my free moments this week typing numbers into spreadsheets, formatting documents, copyediting, and all those other tedious things you don’t think about when you’re knitting. All for you, because I’m excited to share that the Nebula Medallion Vest pattern is finished! Ravelry pattern page here. I’m offering this as a free pattern, mostly … More Nebula Medallion Vest Pattern
If you don’t care about yarn, scroll to the bottom for the punchline. I’ll save you the time. After a serious push, my 4-ply gradient cable yarn is done. The final moments of the second set of two-plies: Four beautiful balls of two-ply gradient, that I couldn’t stop staring at (at least, for the five … More Scroll Down for News
Dropped a little bomb on you at the bottom there, eh? Yeah, I’ve started saying “eh.” It’s less inelegant than “huh” which I say at the end of sentences anyway. We’re also teaching Naomi that, in Canada, the alphabet ends in “Zed.” (She thinks this is hilarious.) So that’s why I haven’t been writing. It’s not … More More Information