On the day that I wrapped Jared’s nearly finished nasaq: I cast on a heid for myself. Kate Davies has taken to calling a hat a “Heid”, which is in fact Scots for head. This is from her early patterns which had graphic representations of things on them: “dollheid” has paper dolls; “neepheid” has turnips; … More A Bonnet for my Heid
It has been my tradition to make Jared a hat for Christmas most years since we’ve been married. Sometimes the knit thing is not a hat, but it’s still a “hat”. I’d decided against Christmas knitting this year, but hats were still on my mind. I had promised a couple years ago now to make … More Nasaq Niaqumut
It’s New Year’s Eve, and I’m blowing my nose. I have the rare gift of a bit of time to work while it’s still light out. The sky is hovering between pastels and that dark periwinkle I’ve come to love. A new year is coming. One of my Wool n’ Spinning compadres, Becca, inspired me … More Step into 2019
We are all anticipation right now: gifts are half wrapped, projects half assembled, tree decorating, gingerbread house not. There’s a lot of joyous bustling still to be done, and you do not wish to know the state of my floors. However, in the interest of staying present and taking a break from the chaos, let … More Sew Me Love
For about the last month, I’ve been quietly knitting away on my Targhee Color Study yarn. I decided early on that I wanted it to be a Betty Mouat Cowl. I bought Kate Davies’ book Happit over vacation, and it seemed like the perfect fit for a yarn with stripes that were not short but not exactly … More Holi Jolly Cowl – Color Study Knitting
Casa Osborn (Osbornkut?) started school this week! One big girl started Kindergarten, and that same little girl has always wanted fur on her coat hood. Jared had found a suitable piece of fur at a rummage sale in the spring. Already cut to shape and backed with tough commander fabric, it saved me a lot … More Back at the Needle
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