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
DiploMEADic CHAImunity gets its start and origin from a recipe by Rob Friesel, whose blog Rick has been following for over 15 years. The recipe was published along with his article in Brew Your Own magazine on the Braggot style. Having done a few meads this past winter we were very interested in this fusion of beer and honey.
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.
By a change of mind, or by accident, sometimes we end up with yarns that we no longer like the… Read More »Overdye effects: depth of shades vary by starting tone.
Eco-printing is a method for directly transferring the shape and color of whole plant materials to fabric or paper. I’ve… Read More »Eco-printing on sock blanks: direct dyeing with plant parts
This year has afforded several opportunities to try new-to-me natural dyes, and this week I’m discussing my first trial dyeing… Read More »Dyeing wool with black hollyhocks: blue made easy