handspun · knitting · spinning · yarn

handspun shaelyn.

I am so excited to share this project with you! I knit like the wind on it – not wanting to put it down for anything (including spinning!) else. It was one of those ‘savouring’ projects that some along once in a while. You know the ones? Where you stop and admire the yarn? Stretching… Continue reading handspun shaelyn.

spinning · yarn

Sheep Breed: Blue Faced Leicester

I always say Blue Faced Leicester (BFL) is my favourite sheep & subsequently, fibre to work with, both in spinning and knitting. If you google ‘blue faced leicester’, much information is available on these quiet tempered sheep. According to the BFL Sheep Breeders Association (2015), these sheep are the single most prolific commercial yarn producers… Continue reading Sheep Breed: Blue Faced Leicester

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a classic skirt.

I had a little bit of a teaser in my last post. If you looked at the photos closely, there was a navy blue skirt in a couple of them. While I am not working towards a completely handmade wardrobe because honestly I don’t have the inclination at this stage of my life, I have… Continue reading a classic skirt.

knitting · shawl

cool west.

Guess what? I have a finished project that has nothing to do with spinning or breed specific wool or anything! It’s a complete deviation and I luuuurve it! Pattern: Esjan by Stephen West Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca in colours 6205 Dark Chocolate, 6214 Steel Oats & 6201 Cream                 Needles: 8.00mm Knitter’s Pride Cubics Platina… Continue reading cool west.

handspun · knitting · spinning · videopurls

February {Videopurl}. Episode 2 ~ The one with many parts.

I can’t believe we are in February already! Welcome to Episode 2. It seems fitting that I spend quite a bit of the show talking about fractal spinning and this ended up being recorded in a few parts! I hope it’s not too choppy for you while you watch :) Thank you for bearing with… Continue reading February {Videopurl}. Episode 2 ~ The one with many parts.

handspun · spinning

the mysticism of our craft.

There is a certain mysticism about washing fleece. At least there was to me as I entered the world of spinning yarn. I mean, I could (and did) watch YouTube videos, read books and blog posts, and talk to friends who had done it but until I actually took that leap myself, I felt that… Continue reading the mysticism of our craft.

handspun · socks · spinning · yarn

summing up January.

We are in February (what?!), which means it is almost time for my monthly videocast to air. I’ve decided that the second weekend of every month is best as I can put together what I want to talk about on the first weekend of the month, and record and upload on the second weekend. I am even… Continue reading summing up January.