Thursday, November 30, 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017


Our guild hosted a wonderful spinning workshop with
the lovely and talented Jillian Moreno.

We had a wonderful time experimenting with color in her
'Color Play' class

Knitting up some mitts with some fractal spun fiber from class.
Loving the way the stripes are knitting up!

Fiber: Into the Whirled: color way 'Captain Tiuhtpants'
Pattern: Part Ann Budd's recipe for mittens, part mine
Double Pointed Needle holder: Steel City Stitcher

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Golden Days

Autumn's colors are lingering this year.

I've been treasuring every second of the golden 
autumn light.

Just popped the last two of these limited edition 
'Autumn Leaves' mini sets in the shop.

A most heart felt thank you
 to all of you who stopped at Indie Knit and Spin 
yesterday.  It is always a wonderful event
and yesterday was no exception.


Saturday, September 2, 2017


One of the first sweaters I took apart was
made of this wonderful thick european wool.

I dyed a few hanks of it and the yarn has been hanging 
out in the stash for years now.

I wove off a few small pieces of fabric with the leftover
warp from the poncho.  Inspired by a dear friend, I thought I would give sewing 
a pouch a try.

The first attempt using a purchased pattern was a complete disaster.

After that I decided simple is best.

They aren't perfect, but I love their cheerful quirkiness!

..and zippers aren't as hard I thought..

Tuesday, August 22, 2017


Driftwood Poncho

Warp: ebay perle cotton warp
Weft: unknown cone of yarn from Salvation Army

Double weave with hand embroidered embellishment.
Hand knotted fringe.


Reclaimed can be beautiful.