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!
I am way into watching Craftsy classes right now, and my learnings are starting to make their way into reality. I picked a cake decorating class to watch, thinking “This will be nice entertainment that won’t tempt me to get into a new hobby.” Yeah, wrong. Truth is, I love learning how things are made, … More Cake Be Happening
Startophoboa has struck again. I’m done Ringle, and my two shawls, and this months spinning samples. I’ve been playing a little game with myself since Ringle wrapped up: how long can I go without casting on something new? I knit swatches, mended some leggings, played with silk, did some cooking, cleaned up the yard, etc. … More Stall Tactics
Hi folks! You haven’t heard much from me this month because I have been really focused on a couple of knitting projects. One of them I’ve already showed you: The other I can’t show you. That’s really it! No sewing, spinning, or weaving, apart from one unfinished 51 Yarns spin. That’s just how it goes … More May 2010 Round-Up: Like a Laser