Tuesday, December 28, 2010


I have been throwing some spinning into the mix lately too. Here are my latest ones.

Superfine Merino

This is a superfine merino spun into a 2ply. It is about a worsted weight yarn and was not fun to spin. The top had been felted during dyeing so it was really hard to draft even with tons of prep work. It was one I was glad to see done and off the wheel

Here is the other one.


This is a merino/cashmere blend that I got as a prize during the "Tour de Fleece" earlier this year. This was heaven to spin and the colors are really great looking. It is a 2ply about sport weight yarn and SOOOO soft. I ended up with 296 yards of this enough to make something worthy of the softness.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Check it out

I have my first "in a magazine" pattern on the Ennea Collective. Let me know what you think. Here is the pattern itself. The whole magazine is done really well and I love that it shows lots of patterns for handspun yarn.

I also released Buzz on Ravelry.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Next Up

The next new design is almost ready to go. I am calling it Buzz because the one stitch kind of looks like a bee. It is done in a laceweight mohair/silk blend, Kidsilk Night. Since that is discontinued Kidsilk Haze or any of its cousins would be a great substitute.



This pattern will have both written and charted instructions.

Coming soon to Ravlery!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Coming Soon

One of my two new designs is almost ready. It is going to be called Ficus and it is a shawlette that can be knit with one skein of fingering yarn. I used Madeline Tosh Merino Light in Thyme. It can also be up-sized to a larger shawl if you want. That size would require 2 skeins. Here are some shots of it.




It's shape is a slightly curved top triangle due to the different increases. This style is my favorite as it makes it much easier to wear since it seems to wrap around you.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

New Designs

'Tis the season to whip out many knit projects. Just to keep me from going crazy I am designing and knitting gifts. I have 2 new ones that I am working on. One is going to be given away for sure and the other I am not sure yet.

New Design 2

New Design

I also have a few other knits going all with time left in them to get them done but I find myself having knitting ADD since not one project holds my attention for long. Now I just have to settle down and get them all done.

Monday, November 15, 2010

New Ideas

I am currently in the beginning process of a new design. I love lace but I want something warm and cozy so I want to try to get both. I plan to use a worsted weight yarn I just spun up, that is one ply merino and the other is merino/alpaca/angora/silk and cashmere. The yarn is super soft and very squishy but not super exciting looking as I went natural in color. I am thinking scarf as I don't have many. I mostly have shawls and I guess why is because I like the pointy ends. So the new design is going to have pointy ends with lace in the middle. I new twist on the traditional and it is not knit on the bias. The point is going to be right in the middle and on both ends. Here is a quick snapNew Design?

to give you and idea of how it is going to look and I also plan to knit one in a much more fun color to show that it works with both, maybe Malabrigo.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


There has been tons of spinning since I last posted on the old blog. Way too much to share it all but I will show a few of my favorites.

Grandmother's Heart - Funky Carolina
Grandma's Heart - Merino

Cali - Funky Carolina This is one of my first navajo ply yarns.
Funky Carolina - Cali

Rambouillet dyed by me.
Rambouillet 2 ply

Yellowstone - Sunshine Yarns Based off a picture that I took in Yellowstone.
Sunshine Yarns - Yellowstone

Spin Along Falkland - All Spun Up
All Spun Up - Falkland

This last one even became a hand knit. Tappan Zee.

Tappan Zee

Monday, November 8, 2010

Starting over

I let the old blog die since it seemed like it was getting harder and harder to post there. Today I decided to start a new one. Clean slate and all.

There has been so much that has happened since I last wrote. Lots of knitting and spinning, spinning and knitting. I have been designing my own patterns since the beginning of the year. It has been fun to do and even more fun to see them knit up by others. Here are just a few of them.

Wide Eyed
Wide Eyed




There are a couple more that I will share later. They are all for sale on Ravelry and I even have a free one there too.

I hope to be back more often then not sharing all of what I am doing.