A Bonnet for my Heid

On the day that I wrapped Jared’s nearly finished nasaq: I cast on a heid for myself. Kate Davies has taken to calling a hat a “Heid”, which is in fact Scots for head. This is from her early patterns which had graphic representations of things on them: “dollheid” has paper dolls; “neepheid” has turnips; … More A Bonnet for my Heid

Nasaq Niaqumut

It has been my tradition to make Jared a hat for Christmas most years since we’ve been married. Sometimes the knit thing is not a hat, but it’s still a “hat”. I’d decided against Christmas knitting this year, but hats were still on my mind. I had promised a couple years ago now to make … More Nasaq Niaqumut

Step into 2019

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

Christmas Check In

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