Heading West

Heading West

In a few days I’ll board another plane to Portland, Oregon, where I’ll teach for three days, then take a week-long retreat in Port Ludlow, Washington. I’ll be at Twisted Yarn Shop  on Friday, Nov. 6, and will teach Shadow…

Mitered Stash Afghan

A New Pattern

Despite all odds, I managed to upload a new pattern to my website and Ravelry. It’s called Mitered Stash Afghan and is the combination of my own handspun alpaca, and handspun alpaca that I’ve collected from other handspinners. I took…

More Miters

More Miters

I’m still having fun knitting my blanket of mitered squares, though it’s a challenge to knit when the temperatures rise. I’m adding the squares in somewhat of a circular fashion around the initial square. At some point, I’ll need to…

Mitered Squares

Mitered Squares

I’m having a blast knitting mitered squares!  I decided to work two sizes of squares–small squares made up of 25 stitches and large squares made up of 51 stitches. I’m using the colors and sizes randomly and I’m trying to…

Handspun Alpaca

Handspun Alpaca

I learned to spin a few years ago and, since then, I’ve spun some of my own alpaca yarn and I’ve purchased handspun alpaca at various retreats and festivals. But now I’m wondering what to do with this assortment of…

Coping Mechanism

Some people call it a spinning wheel; this week I’m calling mine a coping mechanism. As yet another horror unfolds in the news, I’ve taken to my wheel for calming monotony. I’m working on fleece that I started spinning during…

Yarn!

Here it is — about 180 yards of three-ply from my Enchanted Knoll Farm Polwarth/Silk blend. It only took me a couple of hours to ply it, but it took days to find time to snap a photo. I had…

Spinning Again

I’ll be teaching at SOAR (SpinOff Autumn Retreat) next month–Spinning for Knitting a sweater, Socks at any Gauge, and Sweater Design Basics–and I started to get nervous that I haven’t sat at my wheel for several months. To get reacquainted…

Handspun Hat

I really should stop feeling so clever every time I knit something out of my handspun, but I just can’t help it.  If I had known how wonderful handspun is to knit with, I would have taken up spinning years…

Just for Fun

One of my son’s has asked for a hat (he lost the one I knitted two years ago, but that’s another story). They don’t often ask for something knitted so I’m going to jump on it. This will be the…