So I feel a little weird sharing this. It’s not the average, normal citizen who keeps a spreadsheet in her Google Drive aligning chapters in fictional books with favorite yarns, but, well, you know I’m not exactly a normal person. (Whatever that means.) And I’ve been looking forward to this for a really long time, saved and … More The Next Big Thing
Naomi here! I am seven months old tomorrow, whether or not my mom will admit it. I got to see my Grandma Deedee last weekend, and she gave me a Button Hat! It is smooth and soft. [Sales plug from mummy – it’s made out of Kirby Meritime that Mum dyed.] I am still … More Cute As A
Here I thought I was so ahead of myself for finishing my first August sock two whole days before August is half-over, and I forgot that I hadn’t even blogged about July’s socks! Oh well. Naomi still loves me. Yes, the idea of knitting matching socks for baby every month has completely devolved, mostly because after … More July and Lace
Sheep and Wool, Sheep and Wool! The Maryland festival is my own personal Christmas for the year, so even with a 10-week-old baby, we weren’t about to miss it if at all possible. We were all feeling well enough to attempt it, so on Friday up we packed and out we went. Upon reflection, it … More Sheep and Wool and Baby
Over the summer of 2012, in the gorgeous sunny city of San Diego, I daydreamed about making more colors with our yarn. Could I push the envelope…..instead of making one “ideal” pokeberry red, could I make 5? Would a variety of blues look lovely together? Could the various ways to dye apple bark be controlled? … More Our New Gradient Yarn
From Mom: I have one brother, Rebecca’s uncle: the one who, when she was between the ages of 3 and 10, would walk away with her at a party and not tell anyone. “Where IS she?” I would ask. Then I would find out that Richard was missing too, and I would know she was on … More Ten Brother Colors
It’s two weeks before Christmas, you haven’t found a gift for that special somebody, and you’re starting to get panicky. Never fear! Osborn Fiber is here, with some delightful hand-knit items for sale. I have things back from Sweetwater that didn’t sell, and while I’ve set a few things aside to be Christmas gifts, I’d … More Last Minute Christmas Shopping?
It’s like Shark Week! But with hats… so not quite as exciting. Or at least not as much blood, or mercury-laden piscenes. My hat plan for Sweetwater Holiday mART was very well thought out. My logic: I’m cutting my hair really short right before winter. Meaning that even if I wanted to do my hair … More Hat Week!
From Mum! ~Reb My dyeing career began with an alpaca fleece, and this weekend is the Maryland Alpaca Festival, so it’s appropriate that I should share what I did next with that fleece after dyeing it. Joyce from Alpaca Joy is a neighbor, and so was there at Highland Day to sell me my very … More Alpaca Madness
Edit: my titles seem to be breaky right now, but the title of this post is supposed to be: New Colors of Kirby Woolpaca for Winter 2012 Are you deep into your Christmas knitting yet? Thinking about what you’d like to knit for yourself? Well Mom has been thinking of you too. She’s perfected four new … More New Colors of Kirby Woolpaca for Winter 2012