So many of us have been affected by the present crisis, in so many ways. There’s the physical threat, the fear for our families, and beyond that, an enormous trickle-down economic effect that we are going to feel for a long time. This too shall pass, but in the present, the overwhelm is real. Small … More Made-With-Love-Along
Hello dear ones! I am, at this moment, not in Rankin Inlet. I am in a Starbucks, in Langley BC, in the middle of the trip of a lifetime. For the last three years and three months, I’ve been part of the Wool n’ Spinning community. I’m sure you who are regular readers have observed … More Love from Vancouver
Even in a leap year, February does tend to get away from one. It was a very cold month, with more days than not in the -30s, with windchills one the -40s. We were also cut down with a series of colds, which for once I took the brunt of. When I was functioning, I … More February 2020 Roundup: Cold
January surprised me with a sweater. This is a pattern called Oran do Chaora, from Kate Davies’ book West Highland Way. I adored reading this book. While I was reading it, I went back and forth to Google Earth to travel along the trail with the essays and patterns. While I knit this sweater, I … More Song to a Ewe
I usually don’t mind January. It’s cold, but it’s a quiet break after the busyness of the holiday season. It’s fun to get so much done in the quiet. Spinning So, yeah, this was the month of playing catch up with 51 Yarns! I posted about no less than nine samples this month. A few … More January 2020 Roundup: Catch Up
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. Before I complete this chapter on yarn structures, I’m ready to go back and talk about chain ply. I’m not a huge fan of chain-ply; I always … More 21 of 51 Yarns: Chain-plied Targhee
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 have a bonus post to share, because supercoils deserve their own moment in the spotlight. Clearly someone looked at a coil yarn and said, “what if … More 25(b) of 51 Yarns: Supercoils!