A bit of fluffy Columbia fiber from the Fibers First mill in Post Falls, Idaho.
My Aunt Marie gave me this skein of qiviut from Greenland. It is soft, folks. So soft.
Above are photos of the two Navajo-Churro fleeces that I accidentally acquired at the beginning of last month. (I say “accidentally,” because 1: I was not expecting to get them, and 2: I still have the Columbia fleece from last year, so I really shouldn’t have agreed to them.) There is a funny story behind … More navajo-churro fleeces.
Due to some motivation by one of my blog readers, this is now finished. The pattern is Honey Shawl by Amy van de Laar, and can be found in the Spring/Summer 2016 issue of Knitty. The yarn was dyed by a yarn shop owner in a tiny town in Idaho, near the Oregon border.
Next week, I have a new pattern out. For the past few weeks, I’ve been putting off publishing a different blog post that I need to publish not only for you to read, but because it’s something I need to write and put out there. Right now, however, here are some yarn pictures. … More spinning + photo story
Unfortunately, I haven’t really gotten that much done over the past month. (Just a moment, I’m trying to think of the things that I did get done/started.) (Few more minutes …) (Okay, I’m ready. Here goes.) I got a new pair of carders! And I’m making rolags! And it is so much fun! I got … More fiber-y pursuits.
Unfortunately, because of that sometimes bothersome beast known as NaNoWriMo, I’m not able to do much else on the interwebs during the month of November. Once I’m done writing for the day, I’m tired of staring at a screen and I just want to knit and ignore everything else. You’ve probably heard about Wovember, and … More craft store reconnaissance: wovember.
Tomorrow marks the halfway point of this NaNoWriMo. While I won’t bore you with details or anything, it is coming along, little by little. I had a terrible start (I actually scrapped the novel I was working on on the first week), but the whole thing is picking up speed. Still a bit behind, but … More halfway NaNo’d out.
This past weekend, we went to the Trailing of the Sheep festival in Sun Valley (ID), both to take classes and see the sheep. (Unfortunately, we left on Saturday, before they paraded the thousands of sheep down Main Street.) I got to take the Natural Dyeing class that they had (which took up Friday afternoon … More trailing of the sheep 2015.
The Quince order has come! I have started Lumberjack. The same day that the Quince yarn came, I got a project bag (which I gave to my sister) that I won from Eat. Sleep. Knit. They kindly sent a skein of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd sock with the bag (which I kept). On Monday, I got … More 20 skeins.