I’m casting off! The longboat is packed with provisions, the crew are aboard, the shore is receding… OK enough nonsense, here’s my first yarn! The task for this wool is to go fine. Fine not meaning skinniest yarn, but yarn from the wool with the skinniest individual fibres. What better than to use the finest … More 1/51 Yarns: Fine Wool
Have you heard of this book? If you spin yarn, I’d bet an ounce of cashmere that you’ve heard of it. It was published last year by the woman who is right now at the exact centre of the whirling evolution of the yarn-spinning subculture: Jacey Boggs-Faulkner, editor of PLY Magazine. It’s the first book … More 51 Yarns, Here We Come!
I have a treat for you today! A few weeks ago I started a new sweater for myself, at my daughter’s instigation, using some yarn I’ve had stowed away for a long time. It came from a farmers’ market, where I bought it straight from the farmers themselves. On a whim, I looked them up, … More A Chat with Underhill Farm
It was almost bath time when I decided, to phooey with it, we’re just going to open the next secret bag from Didi! I looked again at my pizza sauce covered, stark naked child, and figured we should maybe get clean and dressed first. That accomplished: I spy a Schroodle! (A cartoon character my mom … More Club Mom Reveal: November/December
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
With a finished yarn finally under my belt, and a little bit of creative mojo coming back in a busy season, Baby and I decided to open the next instalment of the Birthday fiber. She’s working so hard on sitting up by herself, and really thinks she can help! Staples aren’t quite her thing, though. … More Club Mom: Sept/Oct Unboxing