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.