Okay everyone, so I have a BIG announcement that has been percolating for a couple of months. The big day is finally here! It’s about some VIDEO related stuff, so to be fitting, here is a video announcement for you. I am joining the Wool n’ Spinning team! As you know, I’ve been a member … More Brand New and Super Awesome
The summer is whizzing by! If you can believe it, our kids start school again two weeks from today. July was hot, and the kids enjoyed a lot of outside play. I got out when I could, but my schedule was driven by lots of baking! Scroll to the last section for cake, but in … More July 2022 Round-Up: Socks and Cake Again
OK, this is the last post for the day! This is also the last pair of socks knit from the yarn I brought with me on vacation. That means I have knit a total of nine pairs of socks since the beginning of May. I will pause and pat myself on the back for that, … More Socks at Home: BCS Carded Gradients
I try quite intentionally not to post more than one blog post a day. But as I say, this month has just gotten out of hand. You’ll see why when I post the monthly round-up! But for now, here is the first pair of socks that I knit entirely in the month of June. This … More Socks at Home: BCS Carded Stripes
Well, I am super-duper behind! This month got away from me, and now the last day of July is tomorrow, and I haven’t written a word about all the socks I’ve knit this month. So here we go. First up are these lovelies. These are from the Combo Spun Yarn #1 which was so enjoyable … More Socks at Home: Combo Spun
Over the past month I’ve been sharing about our trip down south, which mostly took place in May. But since we got back on June 6, life has still been happening full-speed. That speed has been dominated by a new canine member of our household, and by semi-accidentally starting a cake business. I’ll tell you … More June 2022 Roundup: Blogs, Dogs, and So Much Cake.
This final pair of socks was cast on in Joni’s kitchen, and cast off on my own couch in Rankin Inlet. They bring the sock-themed part of this travelogue to a close. Like the blue geode socks, These socks began life as half of these two braids of superwash merino. You can read about the … More Socks on the Road: Purple Geode Opposing Ply
My travelogue of our RV vacation is coming to a close. In this last post, I’ll take you on our return drive through the prairies. Because of some scheduling changes, we ended up canceling visits to two other national parks, but our new route cut diagonally right through Saskatchewan. It took only a very small … More RV’22.12 Battleford, Brandon, and Winnipeg
This next yarn doesn’t look like handspun, but I promise you, it is. I started with this fiber, which I dyed using black beans. I spun it into some beautiful subtle color mixes, but then I made a mistake in finishing, and what little color there was disappeared. I ended up with an solid off-white … More Socks on the Road: Bubblegum Painted Skeins
Our second full day camping at Elk Island was the one day we went out on some excursions in Edmonton. (It’s also the day we began by shearing the awning off the RV, but that’s another story, which I don’t intend to relive ever again.) We visited my friend Kelly, met her husband and held … More RV’22.11: Qiviut Inc.