As I organize my studio following the mini-renovation, I've been winding a lot of yarn. While I often quip that winding yarn is a form of exercise, I've wanted a motorized ball winder for a very long time. We're a DIY family. In addition to a large amount of fabric, craft supplies, and woodworking tools, we have a vast number of electronic parts. For … [Read more...] about do the electric wind
Has this happened to you? You fall in love with a yarn and a stitch pattern and are determined to stay the course even when it's obvious they're not a good match? Perhaps the yarn is too variegated for the stitch, or it doesn't work for the yarn structure, or it's not the right stitch for the maker at this time. That's the fate of my current pair of … [Read more...] about stitch rhythm
Instead of posting to social media and becoming distracted, I hope to periodically write about what I'm working on. I've ignored web stats for years, so it should solve that issue. I don't know yet if they'll all be long posts with multiple pictures like this one, or a short one image post — similar to current social media. Time will tell. Project 1 — … [Read more...] about in progress (11 june 2020)
First things first: Black lives matter. Looking to learn? I found How to be an Antiracist (library availability) as well as Me and White Supremacy (library availability) two good places to start. I'm currently reading The Torture Letters (library availability) and earlier today was alerted to this Map and Reflection Guide. Looking to donate? Please, I … [Read more...] about learn. donate. help.
I hope this post finds you and yours well as we begin to understand our “new normal.” We adapt. We mourn. We celebrate. We wash our hands. While I (once again) haven't been consistent in writing here, I've been working with yarn and fiber. Some days I work on designs with intricate details that are unique and make me feel brilliant and creative. On other … [Read more...] about Working with Anzula’s Yarns
Today I'll share what I learned while swatching Oink Pigments Mystic. This is a relatively new yarn, it debuted last summer. It's my new favourite and absolutely delicious to knit and crochet. Mystic is a 3-ply DK weight yarn and is 100% 17-micron (µ) Superwash Merino. It retails for $29/skein. Oink Pigments Mystic in Poison Apple What does that … [Read more...] about swatch project: oink pigments mystic