carding wool · fibre preparation · handspun · knitting · knitting with handspun · process · sweater

finished: Fireside Pullover

There are some projects that seem to come together, regardless of what happens along the way: Old lanolin on the yarn, reknitting pretty much EVERY piece of this sweater twice, worries about fit. They seemed to just resolve themselves as the project progressed. You may remember, if you are a long time reader, that this… Continue reading finished: Fireside Pullover

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Episode 57: Waxing poetic and resurrecting a sweater, combo spinning & teasers

Thank you for tuning in this week! Thank you especially to new viewers, returning viewers and our Patreon subscribers. The second episode of Wool n’ Spinning Radio has been released and if you are interested in learning more, please head over to Patreon and check out the Pilot Episode. This week I share a large… Continue reading Episode 57: Waxing poetic and resurrecting a sweater, combo spinning & teasers

cardigan · family · handspun · knitting · norahWHY · sweater

norah sparkles

Recently, Norah asked for some new sweaters to add to her ‘collection’ – she has a drawer full of hand knit sweaters from when James was a baby and I knit quite a few then for both kids to wear. Sadly, they are now too small but she continues to want them in her dresser… Continue reading norah sparkles

cardigan · handspun · norahWHY · Patreon · spinning · sweater · videopurls · yarn

Episode 53: Mardi gras, tiny cardigan & more colour

Thank you for tuning in this week! I chat about my newest spin in progress from Kinfolk Yarn & Fibre, a teaser is shared about Wool n’ Spinning Radio, a cardigan for Norah from some old handspun, and lastly, more chatter about the Colour Studies I’m working on. I hope you enjoy the show! For… Continue reading Episode 53: Mardi gras, tiny cardigan & more colour

family · handspun · knitting · knitting with handspun · spinning · sweater · videopurls

Episode 49: Little Scallops

Thank you for tuning in this week! We are still fighting the plague but we are starting to feel better and get back on our feet. The sickest now is little Norah but she’s starting to turn the corner. Today I’m chatting about a finished knit for Christmas, a project I started and ripped out,… Continue reading Episode 49: Little Scallops

carding wool · fibre preparation · handspun · knitting with handspun · spinning · sweater · yarn

crossbreed wool

As spinners and knitters (and weavers and … ), we are often very concerned about the ‘breed’ of our fibre. It’s natural with all of the recent information out there about wool, production and environmental impacts, as well as endangered breeds, wool mills and sheep producers themselves. I’m as excited about this movement as you… Continue reading crossbreed wool

cardigan · knitting · knitting with handspun · sweater

sweater knitting.

Over the years, I have knit many many sweaters*. And I’ve made tons of mistakes: Yarn too dense for a pattern, yarn knit at too dense a gauge, yarn knit at too loose a gauge, wrong pattern for yarn chosen, poor fit, sleeves too tight, sleeves too loose, yoke too shallow, yoke too deep, button band… Continue reading sweater knitting.