{audiopurls} The First Kick at the Can.

Thank you for joining me in trying another blog post format! I’ve been wanting to try an audio post for a while and thought this was a great opportunity to try since I had some projects on the go that didn’t really lend themselves to a written post.  welfordpurls {audiopurls} Here are some of the…

Hallowe’en in the Boneyard.

Happy Hallows’ Eve/October!    I’m actually not a huge fan of Hallowe’en … after working in Emergency for years and seeing what comes in during that one night of the year (read: Burns), I definitely lost my taste for the ‘fun’ night. But I digress – I wanted to share this as a kick start…

molly v4.0

It’s a bird … It’s a plane … It’s a finished knitting project! Wow – it’s been a while since I’ve had a finished knitting project to show you. There hasn’t been a ton of knitting here at Casa de Welford because I am still nursing my ‘mommy thumb’ injury. After a certain amount of…

mill ends.

While attending the Marketplace at KnitCity 2014 a couple of weekends ago, I came across spincycle yarns. They are a small yarn company located in Bellingham, WA, which is about 25 minutes (as long as the Canada-US border line ups are quiet) from my house! I kind of want to stalk them now and head…

Spinzilla 2014.

What a week! Whew. I am pooped. I held back posting on Friday (as I normally do) in order to share with you my Spinzilla experience. I am tired, yo. It was tough. I spun a total of 3,918 yards. And I have lots of photos to share my experience with you! My upper back…

spinzilla 2014.

It is here! Spinzilla 2014 officially kicked off this morning at 12:01 AM. I had the opportunity to prep all of my fibre last week – it was actually really fun to go through my stash and see what I had. I decided to approach it by choosing fibre that really inspired me, rather than…

and then there were socks galore.

Never have I been a sock knitter. I am definitely a self-proclaimed sweater knitter. Problem with that is sweaters are bulky to carry around, a pattern is usually necessary (or at the very least, notes to remember what I’m doing next), and it is sometimes difficult to pick up and put down in the moment….