I have been gripped by weaver fever. I talked a little bit in last months round up about how I was graciously loaned a tapestry loom by a new friend. Not content to be limited to tapestry weaving, I watched this super helpful video from Ashford about getting started with rigid heddle weaving, and hacked … More Why Am I Weaving?
We’re moving in two days. All in all, the move is going very well. I’m so thankful for all the help we are receiving. I’m a bit of a wreck, to be honest, but I know we’re going to make it. This month has been all about the move. I’ve been in a continual state … More June Check-in: Packing, Finishing, Goodbyes
I had one wish with regard to my Northmavine Hoody. As I beavered away on it, I watched anxiously to see if my wish would come true. By the time I was working on the yoke, I was starting to see purple shoots come up. While I knitted the hood, those shoots grew into leaves … More Northmavine in Iqaluit
There’s nothing like a Holy Thursday service to put in perspective being miserable at church. I live the experience of many parents who bring their young kids to church. I am fortunate that our current congregation has become very welcoming toward children. But tonight was Holy Thursday. The service started at the kids’ bedtime, and … More Carried
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!
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
How are you this Christmas? I hope the day found you well, for some definition of well. Whether you spent it opening presents, wrangling sugared up children, cheering up surly teenagers, singing blearily in Church, curled up sick, dozing by a sickbed, alone or frustrated or happy or sad or all of the above. I … More Christmas Check In