This post is part of a spin-along through 51 Yarns by Jacey Boggs Faulkner, in the Wool n’ Spinning community. For other posts in this series, check here. I don’t know if I can say I’ve really had a classic “spinning in the grease” experience, but I’ve done a fair bit of greasy spinning. It … More 13 of 51 Yarns: More Icelandic In the Grease
That’s the sound of July flying by. It’s hard to believe how much has happened this month. I haven’t had a ton of time to reflect on it, so it’s seemed to go by really fast. I can say that there have been a lot of answered prayers, quality time with people we love, fun … More July Check-in: Whoosh!
This post is part of a spin-along through 51 Yarns by Jacey Boggs Faulkner, in the Wool n’ Spinning community. For other posts in this series, check here. Well that’s disappointing! I wrote this post over two weeks ago and thought it got posted, but it seems to have been eaten by a goblin. THEN … More 10 of 51 Yarns: Semi-woolen Targhee
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
I have to tell you something very silly I did. When I was first coming back to spinning, I was hearing about the different drafts. Short forward draw made sense to me; it came naturally. In that draft, your fibre hand is still, and your drafting hand moves back and forth from the fibre source. … More Blind Spot
I don’t know if I can talk about the sweater I’m working on without talking about how hard this year has been. Maybe that’s why I’ve been putting it off. There have been lots of wonderful things about this year, the chief being: Baby D is worth it. (Before you ask, yes I have help … More Northmavine in Baffin
After my griping and moaning in last post, I realized I just needed to have a go at mending Ns leggings. I’ve mended her leggings before with creative reinforced darns, but they always tore again right away. Or she grew a couple inches and a new knee wore out. This time I decided to go … More The Bees Knees