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Oct 13th, 2010 dyeing, spinning

I’m in the middle of a spinning project for a friend, and this fiber is totally addictive! It’s a good thing the BFL is so easy and such a joy to work with, because otherwise I might be tempted to just sit and stare, admiring the pretty colors. It’s one of those projects that’s taking ME along for the ride, instead of me directing the…

pearl’s paper

Oct 27th, 2009 dyeing, knitting, patterns

I don’t know about this. I’m normally a confident knitter, but I’ve always had a “thing” about making hats. I’ve never been totally pleased with any hat I’ve made, usually the fit is off, and sometimes everything is off. Since I generally take pride in my ability to handle challenging knitting projects, and most people count most hats among easy knitting projects, this is a…

hardly handmade

Jul 28th, 2009 dyeing, knitting

I’ve really done it this time. I keep saying things like, “I need to get better at sharing before-pictures of my projects” and “Sorry to surprise you with a FO pic, this project went too fast to get WiP shots”, but then I go and pull out something like this. It’s Thermal in some fingering weight merino that I bought on cones and dyed myself….

orangey appeal

Mar 22nd, 2009 dyeing, knitting

What is this strange-looking yarn caterpillar? Why, that’s the Maplewing Shawl in its infancy. I cast on all the 600 stitches last night, and absolutely held my breath during those first few looong rows, praying that the numbers worked out and no stitches dropped off into that cast-on edge oblivion! Now that I am a little ways into the charts, the stitches are more secure,…

project possibilities

Jan 2nd, 2009 dyeing, yarn p8rn fridays

Is it Friday? This is the weirdest week! Between a travel day, two work days, and a holiday, I’m completely confused as to what day of the week it’s supposed to feel like. My blogorhythm is telling me to do a Fiber Friday post, but to me it feels like a bizarre Monday! Anyway: This is Reynolds Icelandic Kurlie Lamb that I got in a…