The Deep Stash Spin

It all started with a date I had with my friend’s drum carder. I kept carding and carding until I had blended my way through nearly four pounds of deep stash, resulting in two sweaters’ worth of batts. The first sweater’s worth became my Tour de Fleece spin last summer, which in turn is on … More The Deep Stash Spin

Holy Week Sweater

After plugging away at this background project for a while, I found myself unexpectedly in a position of having a completed black sweater just in time for Holy Week. Staging a photo shoot with three children and a tripod has a few challenges, but we did our best. One-piece yoked sweaters work on the principle … More Holy Week Sweater

March 2021 Roundup

Lent is nearly over. It’s been a good one, though our kids are looking forward very much to it being over. The main unintentional casualty of my Lenten discipline of reducing recreational screen use has been my blog. So, this record of what I’ve been up to this month will be a bit of a … More March 2021 Roundup

Big Mighty Hexies

MiniMighty’s quilt is done! This quilt is nominally much simpler than Stringbean’s or Dooner’s. But I really struggled with procrastination in putting it together. The very simplicity of it was unmotivating, somehow, although it was meant to make it a more reachable achievement. When the quilt top was finished, I was certainly very happy with … More Big Mighty Hexies

February 2021 Roundup

This has been an odd month. We’ve taken half the month of school for being between terms and Stringbean’s birthday, and we’re quite out of the habit. I’ve been doing lots of housekeeping and sewing, and frankly not much else. Sewing I’ve already regaled your with all my current hexagon based projects. I won’t review … More February 2021 Roundup

The Thaw

If you’re visiting this blog for the first time, welcome! I’m so glad you’re here, and I hope you enjoy what you find. This little spot is my virtual living room, so to speak, so feel free to make yourself comfortable. I do try to keep things tidy around here – at the bottom of … More The Thaw

Git ‘Er Spun

I’m pleased to announced that the first of my Make 9 projects is crossed off the list. I did a sweater spin in two weeks! I had this pile of orange and brown fibers that I bought in May of 2010. These decade-old fibers have spent all that time waiting for me to turn them … More Git ‘Er Spun

2020 In Review

I just read my “goals” post from January 2020. My goals were practically feasible, but emotionally lofty and idealistic. If I could talk to myself a year ago, I’d just say, “Oh, hon. You are enough. Just hold on.” I don’t really know how to write this post. Jared joked to me about a month … More 2020 In Review

Alterations

More thrift store fun today. Last year, they were donated a whole box of these giant black sweaters. The sweaters were brand new, clearly meant to be embroidered with promotional information or something, but not of a style that anyone in town would have much use for. I took three, an idea germinating in my … More Alterations