Dye Playtime

I’ve just finished the dye experiments that are taking me through chapter 3 of Color in Spinning by Deb Menz. I’m carefully documenting everything, taking lots of notes, but it’ll be a few months before it’s time to share that with you. But, after 53 oz of carefully controlled 1-oz exercises, I still had some … More Dye Playtime

SCS: Analogous: Bubblegum

I get to share about sock spins today! This spin started as a bundle of undyed mystery wool, which I dyed in two different analogous-esque colourways. I spun the black-bean dyed very light-colored wool first, but I’ll come back to that later. For the bubblegum-colored food-coloring-dyed yarn, I wanted to try something different structurally. So … More SCS: Analogous: Bubblegum

A Priest Crafts: S2 Episode 2: Morse Code Thanks

My second weaving project is done! In this episode I focus on my planning process, going from a color gamp sample to finished pillows. The stripes appear random, but they are actually the name of our new home in Morse Code. The blue background says “Kangi&iniq,” the Inuktitut name for Rankin Inlet, and the purple … More A Priest Crafts: S2 Episode 2: Morse Code Thanks

Scroll Down for News

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

Still Spinning My Wheels – Proverbially and Figuratively

It’s the feast of the Annunciation today. I’m still pregnant, though who knows if I will still be pregnant by the end of the day. Yesterday, our due date, came and went without much fanfare. I did find out I’ve been accepted as a postulant for ordination in the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh – a … More Still Spinning My Wheels – Proverbially and Figuratively

The Long Spin

I have been working on the same spinning project for over two years now. It all started with this grand plan, associated with the Lothlorien cape designed by Susan Pandorf. I loved the gradient the sample was made in, but I did not want to pay out the nose for the yarn suggested. (Over two … More The Long Spin