After skirting, the next step of fleece prep is washing. There are many techniques for washing a fleece, but the… Read More »Sheep to Sweater – Part 2: Washing fleece with hot water and detergent
Sarah is the owner/operator of Vermont Natural Sheepskins. She is an avid knitter and knitwear designer. She also enjoys cooking and gardening.
I’m excited to start a project that I’ve imagined for several years: taking a freshly-shorn fleece from one of our… Read More »Sheep to Sweater – Part 1: Skirting Fleece
Building on the theme of “what I find helpful in my knitting” – this week I’m sharing inexpensive tools and… Read More »Keeping track of knitting patterns: mark your place, count repeats, and work charts
It’s time for Part 2 of my knitting needle review, this time focusing on fixed circulars and double-points (DPNs). Once… Read More »Knitting Needle Review, Part 2: Fixed circulars and DPNs
As I’ve gained practice and experience with knitting, I’ve tried many different tools, and I’m starting to settle on my… Read More »Knitting Needle Review, Part 1: Circular interchangeable sets
Continuing with my interest (obsession?) with sequence knitting, as well as a deep appreciation for the work of Karida Collins,… Read More »Fiery Foliage scarf captures the colors of autumn
After months of experimenting with colors and textures, Don’t Wait Up is finally ready for you to knit for yourself.… Read More »Don’t Wait Up: a versatile shawl, scarf, and poncho in one
I just love the Vermont Sock Yarn from Wing & A Prayer Farm, so when Tammy let me design another… Read More »Bethel Socks: new knitting pattern for warm feet this winter
A couple of weeks ago, my friend Tamara and I headed across the border to New Hampshire for a party… Read More »Field Trip to Scratch Supply Co. and LolaBean Yarn Co. Trunk Show
We had a great time at our first Garden State Sheep & Fiber Festival, an event with a small-town and… Read More »Garden State Sheep & Fiber Festival: Sheep, yarn, and fiber friends.