the river district toque (call for testing).

About a year ago, when Norah was really wee, I was driving through a southern Vancouver neighbourhood called The River District and found myself dreaming about baby toques. Problem was, once I started dreaming about it, I couldn’t get it out of my head! I wiped up a couple and thought I was finished with…

Ply Days :: Bottomland.

This was a very fast spin but it sat on my bobbins forever. In an effort to clean them off for Tour de Fleece this year (2015), I decided to ply these up for Ply Days in the Sweets off the Wheel group on Ravelry. Super fun, very motivating and it got me to finish…

Episode 7.1 {audio} :: A Wrap-up of Tour de Fleece.

Thank you for listening to this slightly different format! As I mention in the episode, I am exploring different mediums to decide how I want to proceed with the podcast. For show notes, see below. If I haven’t linked to something, please leave a comment and I will share the links. Also, if you have…

handspun toque & a call for testing.

This skein of yarn has been sitting in my stash for about a year. I loved it when I finished it but I’ve been torn about what to knit with it ever since. I finally decided to cast on for a toque based on the wraps per inch (WPI) of my yarn. Is anyone interested…

Hand-pulled roving results.

My mom is a studio-trained artist with an honours Fine Arts degree. Growing up, and particularly in recent years, we have had many conversations about creating and inspiration for said creating. Recently, on a Woolful episode, Ashley’s guest mentioned that crafting is particularly satisfying because it uses both the left and right brain. In knitting,…

a HUGE success.

I will be spinning from stash for most of the rest of the year (more on that later, unless you want to go watch the latest episode (7) of The Wool n’Spinning Podcast, where I talk about my new acquisitions!), which is a really good thing because I have been experimenting with making mini batts…

Episode 7 :: Finishing all the skeins & a Roadbug

The Wool n’ Spinning Podcast July 2015 :: Finishing all the skeins & a Roadbug It’s fixed! Here is the re-recorded show and while slightly different, my Roadbug wheel came so I get to unpack it with you all :) For show notes, see below. If I haven’t linked to something, please leave a comment…