After months of neglect, my spinning wheel was displaying a thick coating of dust. Every day I looked at it and thought that I should spin, but without a specific project in mind other than an overflowing bin of spinning fiber, I wasn't sure how to return to regular practice. I was delighted to discover that Jillian Moreno planned to host a low-key sample along. What a wonderful way to ease back into the practice of regular … [Read more...] about spinning sample along
I've been working on learning to work with a knitting machine since April. It requires a different mindset, and above all else, patience. Often I find myself knitting each project twice because I was not disciplined to be mindful of each step and tried to rush. I'm not very good at the patience part. … [Read more...] about lessons in patience & (machine) knitting
A few weeks ago I bought a hand mulled watercolour dot card from Wanderlust Watercolours. I love dot cards because they let me try different paints without investing in an entire half pan (or more). Unfortunately I haven't done much painting or sketching lately. I wanted to find a way to make this sample one I would take out and use ... and get back to experimenting. A few weeks ago, I changed what is in my EDC (every day carry) … [Read more...] about updating my CMYK watercolour dots
It's been a while since I last wrote here about my knitting and crochet projects. Please, take a moment to get comfortable and maybe grab your favourite beverage. I would like to tell you the stories of three hand dyed yarns I worked with recently and the projects they became. crochet & cashmere First crochet, with an exclusive pattern for the Artyarns Cashmere Triangle Scarf Kit. It was one of those serendipitous projects, the … [Read more...] about some interesting projects using sticks and string
Once upon a time I knit socks quickly. As in weeks (or a weekend for footie socks). This pair for E was started on November 20th ... 2016. I finished them on November 25, 2017. I think that's a record and not one that I hope to repeat. What took so long? The first time I knit them I inadvertently sized them to fit me. So I ripped out the heels, knit additional foot length and tried again. E reports that they fit perfectly. They … [Read more...] about a pair of socks!