cardigan · family · knitting · norahWHY · sweater

squishy cuteness.

Taking a little break from all of the Tour de Fleece stuff for a moment ... This project is a throwback to something I finished quite a while ago. I heavily modified the pattern and my notes are in this blog post here. I knit this while pregnant with James, who at the time was… Continue reading squishy cuteness.

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.

knitting · shawl

something in the water.

I must be coming down with something. There must be something in the water. I’m ailed in some way with something: I’m a sweater knitter, through and through. But we just don’t have the weather here for it – I have to wear my rain jacket ALL 90% of the time. Instead, I have been… Continue reading something in the water.

knitting · socks · yarn

those days.

You know those days that you have once in a while? You know the ones. The ones where nothing seems to go properly or how you planned? The kids won’t sleep? The dogs get the floors muddy and wet after you cleaned their paws? The computer won’t work. The photo editing software is on the… Continue reading those days.

knitting · spinning

#fiberfriday

This weekend will be fibre filled because I am taking a spinning workshop to begin honing some skills for Sheep-to-Shawl. Our guild will be participating in a competition in the Spring but I’ll be heading back to work right at this time. I’m looking forward to learning some ways to spin slightly faster and even… Continue reading #fiberfriday

handspun · knitting · yarn

42.

I have a finished project! And a wrecked wrist! Yay! My wrist is not knitting or spinning related … although, let’s be honest: The knitting and spinning probably haven’t been helping it get better either. I have tendonitis in my dominant wrist (I’m right-handed). It’s lovingly referred to by my physiotherapist as “Mommy Thumb.” Anyone… Continue reading 42.