Socks for Science

For the last year, I’ve regaled you with the stories of the handspun socks I’ve been knitting. On Wednesday, I cast off the last pair. Two pairs were for Stringbean and are already in circulation; these eleven are to become my new sock drawer. Mostly, I have discussed the colour handling in the sock yarns … More Socks for Science

Faux-Ikat Fabric

With my loom now set up in the playroom, I’m finding myself getting lots of weaving done. My new computer is the fastest in the house, so it’s also the best for playing computer games. We often play PC games as a family in the living room; this has migrated to the playroom. The seating … More Faux-Ikat Fabric

Sock (Colour) Study – Fingram Qiviut Blend Cabled Sock Yarn

No colour in today’s Sock Study. Think of it as a palette cleanser between a whole year of studying analogous colourways, before I (eventually) get into spinning complementary colourways. Today, I share with you something completely different! Qiviut blend sock yarn. Oh this stuff! I esplain. No, is too much. I sum up. It started … More Sock (Colour) Study – Fingram Qiviut Blend Cabled Sock Yarn

Dooner’s Girasole

Let’s see if I can find my way back to the beginning of the story of this shawl. The year was 2013. The month was August or September, I forget which. Stringbean, then a tiny six-month old, had been in the hospital with a UTI. Being a new mother left me feeling completely shattered, all … More Dooner’s Girasole