September started in the USA, spending one last week with family. What a great trip we had! We connected so much with family and already miss them loads. But we were ready to go home. We left the states on Labour Day. I won’t go into the hazards of travel during COVID-tide, but suffice … More September 2021 Round-Up: Rain and New Things
Today, for the first time, Orange Shirt Day is being observed as a national statutory holiday in Canada. (Like a federal holiday in the US.) It’s officially called the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. I wrote a little bit about my perspective on Orange Shirt day earlier this summer. You see here a family … More Orange Shirt Day
These lovely socks, fourth in the Bluestocking series, were knit in the week and a half we spent at our friends’ cabin in early July. They were the perfect cabin knit: fair isle, portable, and self-contained. I enjoyed the striped heel and the complex, organic fair isle pattern. I’m thankful I got a chance to … More Mercy Otis Warren
Happy Summer! My June kind of got swallowed. Stringbean got the idea into her head that she wanted to have a club that met every day of the week. She called it the “Caring for our Community” club. I figured, sure, they can go pick up trash around town and I’ll make them cookies. But … More June 2021 Round-Up: Club
Anyone remember when I made these Blue-Footed Booby slippers for Stringbean and MiniMighty, when the latter was six days old? The larger pair is now on the feet of my youngest. That is all.
I got this wool eleven years ago. Eleven literal years. I don’t even know if the sheep I got it from is still alive. It started on a sheep at a farm in Maryland where I volunteered in exchange for veggies. My volunteering involved helping to process their wool, and in that process, they let … More Rankin Together
It made me so happy to find this. If you’d like to listen to it while you read, or just go listen and forget about this post, I wouldn’t blame you! As I mentioned before, my weaving project of late has been to take the above bounty – a generous gift from the local thrift … More Making Christmas Time
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 wrote this post back in MARCH! I spent some time spinning with Stringbean back when our first lockdown was happening. I didn’t publish it, though I’m … More 48 of 51 Yarns: Teaching Stringbean to Spin
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’m going to jump ahead here for a bit – yarns 44 and 45 I’ll come back to later – and share the yarns from the Community … More 46 of 51 Yarns: Spinning at a Retreat in Vancouver
We carved our pumpkin way early this year. We bought one of the first pumpkins in the store, and we carved it on a quiet day, knowing well that it wouldn’t last till Halloween. We put it on the porch to freeze solid, now that it has a third eye. I think it’s creepy enough. … More Pumpkin Cake!