asymmetry.

This was one of those projects in which I just kind of started knitting and decided as I went what I wanted to do. I started with a large garter stitch tab because I love the look of them when they are huge. I worked increases at the edge every row using yarn overs but…

lush(ious).

This has been finished for a while but I had to wait for buttons and then I had to decide whether I was going to lengthen the sleeves. I decided (at this time) not to lengthen them but I may still change my mind and I have enough yarn to make that change if I…

Episode 8 :: Lazily Eating Ice Cream

The Wool n’ Spinning Podcast Episode 8 :: Lazily Eating Ice Cream August 2015 I say in the beginning that this won’t be published until NEXT weekend as I am waiting on something. If that something comes, there will be an extra episode in August!  For show notes, see below. If I haven’t linked to…

fuzzy + light

This combo spin has been hanging out on my wheel(s) for a while … just being done as I want to work on it. Combo Spin :: Spunky Eclectic Polwarth in October 2014 Fibre Club “Hungry” & Leading Men Fibre Arts Merino in Steve + Andy I have a lot of handspun yarn now that…

the roadbug.

There are many, many, many spinning approaches out there and each does the exact same thing: Spin fibre into yarn. There are any number of saxony, castle, Norwegian, modern, electric and spindle (Charkha, quill, etc) wheels, not to mention supported, drop and Turkish spindles. The list could go on and on … and on. We…

spun from stash and comparing knitted samples.

Per my agreement with my No. 1 partner (aka my husband), I am spinning from stash for much of the rest of the year. We have two festivals in the fall that I faithfully attend :: Knit City and The Langley Weavers and Spinners Guild Artisan’s Sale. Knit City always promises some really interesting and…

the proverbial fence.

There are many posts out there about superwash yarn and how it is made. I think it’s important to be informed about the process, and like Bren says of the Snerb Yarn blog, then you can make a decision either way to include it in our crafting rotation of spinning and knitting. I’m on the…