handspun · spinning · yarn

September SGY Fibre Club.

I’m really pleased to tell you about something new that has been in the works for the past month and a half. Starting in September (now), I will be sharing with you here and on the Sweet Georgia Yarns (SGY) blog the monthly fibre club all spun up! Sometimes it’s hard to envision what the… Continue reading September SGY Fibre Club.

fibre preparation · handspun · spinning · Tour de Fleece · yarn

Hand-pulled roving results.

My mom is a studio-trained artist with an honours Fine Arts degree. Growing up, and particularly in recent years, we have had many conversations about creating and inspiration for said creating. Recently, on a Woolful episode, Ashley’s guest mentioned that crafting is particularly satisfying because it uses both the left and right brain. In knitting,… Continue reading Hand-pulled roving results.

cardigan · handspun · knitting · shawl · sweater · yarn

inspiration.

I always identify myself as a ‘sweater knitter’ and more specifically, a ‘cardigan knitter’ but have I finished one in forever?! Nope! I think I kind of overdosed on cardigans. Although I wear one almost every day, I think I was sick of fitting issues, knitting in general and wanting to mix it up with… Continue reading inspiration.

knitting · socks · yarn

in a tavern.

These aren’t technically done as I still have ends to weave in but the light outside was perfect to photograph my newly finished socks. There’s nothing particularly unique about these – they are my stand-by vanilla sock recipe that fits perfectly and provide great on-the-go projects. I start the toes on at home, then tuck… Continue reading in a tavern.

handspun · spinning · yarn

what do I want the handspun to look like?

I have been contemplating how to write this post for a long time. It’s about the yarns we spin. There are many factors to take into consideration when we spin fibre. Some things that I take into consideration about the finished yarn when I am thinking about a project are strength, wearability (ie. What am… Continue reading what do I want the handspun to look like?

knitting · spinning · videopurls · yarn

April {Videopurl}. Episode 4 ~ Not Gettin’ Much Done.

ETA :: Hi Everyone, I have RE-RECORDED April's show due to the poor audio of the first show. Thank you to those who let me know there was a problem! I appreciate your support & thank you as always for watching :) For show notes, see below. If I haven’t linked to something, please leave a… Continue reading April {Videopurl}. Episode 4 ~ Not Gettin’ Much Done.

spinning

progress. slow and steady.

I thought I would just stop in quickly this week while we are in the midst of fighting off bugs and flu to show you what I’ve been working on in the evenings. This isn’t going particularly fast but I have enjoyed this spin thus far. This is the second of 4 ounces from Sweet… Continue reading progress. slow and steady.