Fauna

This cabin trip was the first time I’ve ever had any real success taking good pictures of wild animals. This is a catalogue of what I photographed this week – mostly birds. Eider ducks: Loons: Swans: This pair of swans turned up in the neighborhood every evening. Mostly they stayed at the furthest edge of … More Fauna

Stall Tactics

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

Ringle Around

Ringle is finally finished! I started wearing it right away. It’s comfortable and “me” and is the first sweater I’ve made that just feels like wearing a warm shirt. And I’ve finally used some of my favorite handspun yarn. The pattern is Ringle by Kate Davies. Now, mods! I changed it from bottom-up to top-down. … More Ringle Around

A Sign of Spring

What signs of spring do you see out your window? Daffodils or crocuses? Do you live in the southern hemisphere – and if so, what is your fall like right now? My signs of spring are rather different than those I grew up with. Freezing rain, blizzards, muck boots, lichen, ice fishing, skidoo and 4-wheeler … More A Sign of Spring