letting go.

Every year I write a New Years post looking back at the previous year and discussing my crafting goals for the coming year. I think I partly do it because ‘everyone else’ is writing about those things on their blogs but since blogging has decreased in popularity so much over the past couple of years,…

Hedgehog Fibres journey.

There is a part of me who can not believe that it is 2015 already – where did 2014 go?! I swear I blinked and it was gone. It was a whirlwind year and while it was a very trying year, we celebrated the birth of our second child, our daughter, which means 2014 will…

silent night. holy night.

Advent and the month of December tend to be a time of quiet reflection for me. I like to look back on the year that is ending and dream about the year that is just about to begin. The days are dark, evenings come quickly and mornings are melancholy. Mini Christmas Stocking Ornament (one day…

Dorset, woollen style.

As I continue on my journey towards becoming a more experienced spinner, I am learning about new-to-me sheep breeds and technical aspects of spinning. Dorset was the September 2014 Spunky Eclectic Fibre Club, a short-stapled but resilient down wool. Dorset’s staple length is generally 2-3 1/2 inches with a spiral crimp. I had read a…

WIPs Wednesday.

This is actually WIPs Thursday since it is … well, Thursday. “One of those days” turned into One of Those Weeks. For whatever reason, J has been up super early and not napping. By about 4pm, he is a total write off! I feel badly for the little dude and I can see that we…

reverse prayer shawl.

While I feel that this has been on the needles for a long time, in actual fact it was a relatively fast knit. I have worked on other projects alongside this shawl but basically, I have been monogamously knitting on this to finish it before December. I have dubbed this my “Christmas shawl” since I…

WIPs Wednesday.

Hiya. How was your weekend? What are you working on this week? I ended up having a fibre filled weekend, just as I had hoped because at the Langley Weavers & Spinners’ Artisans Sale, I was able to stock up on some local fibre that I absolutley love. Lynn dyes awesome stuff and I bought…