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Hansencrafts e-spinner Shout-out

List of equipment I am thankful for: My e-spinner(s) – I have two of them – from Hansencrafts.  One, with a WoolieWinder, is dedicated to plying, the other, with the lace flyer, I use for – well, everything from thread-weight singles to supercoils.  A special shout-out to Kevin and Beth. […]


Terminate Control!

It turns out that “the Season” has whipped in.  I was in the middle of enjoying the respite of fall when suddenly an ice storm zooms in from Alaska, we discover that we have a half-inch gap at our back door, I’ve blown my six-month tooth-cleaning, the windshield wiper on […]


Painting Knitting with Acid Dyes 1

Now this was fun.  A friend handed me what I considered to be a beautiful knitted pale blue silk shawl, and asked me to dye it.  I first considered dip-dying so I could get a value gradation, but realized that since it was crescent-shaped, that wouldn’t work.  She’d given me free […]


Hurricane Ridge Cowl

It’s finally finished! And I have to say that I am totally floored by the response to the Hurricane Ridge cowl pattern.  I had a ton of help with this one – Kathy with editing, Lynn and Sue with test knitting, Suzanne with steadying me. And of course, the lovely […]


Pattern Development for Cashmere Cowl, Part 2

OK, so maybe there’s been a little not-exactly-studio-work…but it’s slowly getting there.  What can I say?  The weather has been too gorgeous to stay inside, which has been a blessing, given the stresses of this summer. I’m getting the pattern test-knitted, and need to decide whether to offer it with size options, […]


Diagonal Lace – Finished

Another finished project from my travels, this is a poncho-version of Churchmouse’s Diagonal Lace Pattern, knit with a sample skein of the Sotto Voce Collection.  The drape (and sheen) of the yarn is perfect for this pattern.  I used a three-needle bind-off to seam the piece.  It was perfect airplane […]


Lichen, a Finished Shawl

This was the project I knit with most joy – or at least with least angst. To know that I had spun the yarn and to have the yarn suit the pattern so well is a real thrill for a newbie spinner.  The pattern is Larissa Brown’s Lichen. (Available on […]


Back in the Studio

Thank you all for your expressions of sympathy.  My sister and her two sons planned a beautiful, music-filled Memorial for her husband, and we are filled equally with the joyful sounds that reflected his life and with the sense of unreality about his absence.  I suppose that’s the way it […]

Spun dyed roving.

Knitting projects

Knitters’ Traveling Decisions

My sister’s husband, across the country from where I live, died very unexpectedly.  Before I could make travel arrangements, my mother, in New Orleans, was hospitalized.  (She’s back home now). Our family decided I would go to New Orleans, then go to Massachusetts to be with my sister. It’s been […]