Saturday, November 26, 2016


At a friend's on thanksgiving their daughter mentioned they had been doing kumihimo braiding in art class. My son has the same curriculum but I had not heard about the braiding. I realized I had bought him a kumihimo kit years ago at fiber revival and had just found it recently.

I pulled it out to give it a try.

This is not cheating on my wild vanilla vest. This is getting my groove back into some kind of crafting.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

knitting guilt

I have a project I started working on back in the spring for my niece. It was going to be a late birthday present, but as it stands we are way closer to her next birthday then her last.
I knit her a wild vanilla years ago. She outgrew that one and requested another. How could I resist someone I love asking for a hand knit. Problem is, though the finished product is adorable, I really don't like knitting this thing. Too much keeping track of multiple things at once, with many (many) sizes provided making it really hard to keep track of things.

Every time I think of knitting this thing I get exhausted--just thinking! But I really, really want to finish this for her, especially now that the weather is cooling off a bit.

As result, I haven't knit in months!

I am itching to start a new pattern. One of my sisters went to Iceland last spring. After much searching I requested a pattern and yarn for her to find--shipping from Iceland being a bit steep, even where the yarn is relatively inexpensive. I offered to knit her a sweater if she would get enough yarn for a sweater for each of us. She also brought back the pattern book.

The sweater is Mora, and the yarn is a lovely charcoal and turquoise in lettlopi. The yarn and pattern book are sitting in a box, on the floor, waiting for me.

Must finish Wild Vanilla--must start (first) Mora. Maybe now that school has started and the weather is a bit cooler I will get motivated.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Circular loom

Here is something to do with that circular loom hiding somewhere in your house, in your spare time. 

While I would not call this "knitting"  I would call it amazing fiber art.  

What do you think?

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Some spinning

Well I pulled out my spindle to take to the fiber revival. Taking the wheel is just not practical. As a result I finished this bunch of singles. I'm 3/4 through the 4oz batch now. I have already 2 plied the first 2oz (346 yards). Now to get that last ounce finished and plied up!

Procrastination from finishing that vest for my niece that I meant to by my olympics project!  

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Fiber Revival 2016

We've had a hot few days here. But today was surprisingly cool and breezy. Unfortunately I dressed for the heat. 

But we still had a good time at Fiber Revival. We got a tour of the house at the farm. Very cool. We watched some baseball. Did a little spinning. Saw some vendors. 

It was a good day. 

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Dragon's Icy Breath Completed

Well it turned out to be an end of the year gift rather than a Christmas gift. But it still turned out lovely. 

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Sunday, May 15, 2016

NH Sheep and Wool 2016

Brisk and windy. But a fun time nonetheless. My only purchase was a needle felting kit. 

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Ladybug spins again

Brought the ladybug down for a spin. Haven't used her since before we started the renovation last summer. My first time spinning with my spinning stool. 

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016


Because I put my faith in wool. And I am a follower of Clara Parkes, one of the goddesses of all things woolly. I got these.

Allbirds, wool sneakers!!!
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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Fast socks

Little feet. Big yarn. Fast socks. 
Birthday/crazy sock day for the little guy. He loves them!! Now let's see if he will wear them. 

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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Nymphalidea completed

The nymphalidea was completed and gifted on time (with the help of my hair dryer). 
Not bad for stashed knit picks yarn. 

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Gaptastic completed

Finally sending this out.

The Malabrigo Mecha was lovely to knit with.  Before washing it comfortably wrapped around my next twice.  After I was surprised to find that it had grown, and now wraps three times.  Still soft and lovely.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016


Knitting nymphalidea for my MIL's 70th birthday. 
Must knit faster!!

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Thursday, January 14, 2016


Old photo here of my gaptastic cowl. Should have mailed it out last month. The knitting is done. Just need to bind off, block and mail. The malabrigo mecha is lovely stuff to work with.