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Garter-Vanilla Shawl ‘Recipe’

There has been so much happening here these past months that I haven’t had a chance to check in and write a proper blog post in a while! I love releasing the show and chatting about my projects as it gives me such an awesome outlet to talk about what I’m working on but sometimes,… Continue reading Garter-Vanilla Shawl ‘Recipe’

handspun · knitting · shawl · spindle spinning · yarn

my Fall Days shawl.

There is no formal episode this week but that hasn’t slowed me down in finishing a few things. Wet yarn is hanging in our bathroom as I type and a newly finished shawl hangs behind me on my dress form. I talked about this shawl in the last episode of Wool n’ Spinning but I… Continue reading my Fall Days shawl.

carding wool · handspun · knitting · knitting with handspun

handspun still

From a small albeit quite comfortable chair in a laundry mat in Jasper, I can hear the many people around me doing the same thing on this dreary Wednesday morning. There’s a moisture in the air from the washing machines that never stop – it’s quite a busy place, I must say. This is one… Continue reading handspun still

carding wool · fibre preparation · handspun · knitting · knitting with handspun · shawl · textured yarn

the other half.

Part of a project, for me, is the fibre prep and yarn spinning but the other half is the almost, if not more, important, which includes finishing the yarn and knitting something for use. This yarn started as an adventure in making ‘mini’ batts off my drum carder when it was new. I loved the… Continue reading the other half.

knitting · shawl · yarn

texture, depth and Lapis lazuli.

After I received a new yarn called Reinvent in the mail from the lovely folks at Ancient Arts Yarns and Stitch Craft Marketing, I literally stood paralysed. Due to the blend of this new yarn, socks were calling out to me. I could hear, Knit socks with me … socks … over and over. While… Continue reading texture, depth and Lapis lazuli.

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.