Category Archives: Crafty

Anything crafty including knitting, crochet, kitchen chemistry, woodworking, beading, metalworking

Kindle Cozy

My sweet husband surprised me with a Kindle this Christmas and even though he gave me a case for it–with a built-in reading light, brilliant in a couple of ways–I knew it needed a knitted sleeve to protect it. I … Continue reading

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Fiber on the Field: Knit, Crochet, Spin, Weave, Felt

Let’s get together and make stuff with wool and yarn! Bring your favorite fiber craft to the Walker Art Center on Saturday, August 21 from 1pm – 4pm and share in the fiber love. Invite your friends! Send questions and … Continue reading

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Washed and skeined

Merino/tencel by FatCatKnits, shetland from Spunky Eclectic, alpaca/silk from Gale’s Art, merino from Sue’s Luxury Fiber, and super wash merino from Happy Hands Yarn. Chain-plyed shetland destined to be the Daybreak shawl by Stephen West

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Silk hankies and the kitchen sinks

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Ghost scarf

Oh, G1. How I wish you could capture the lovely deep ocean blue of Elijah’s scarf. Garter stitch is lovely. Patons wool is lovely.

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Sophisticated yarn washing operation

Might be a little hard to see but these are washed skeins of my hand-spun yarn drying on hangers in the basement. Projects are planned for most of these lovelies and there will be better-lit photos to follow. Fibers represented: … Continue reading

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Exciting news!

Signature Needle Arts sock blockers! Continue reading

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All Plied Up

And here are the silk hankies, spun, and plied with Art Yarns Silk Mohair that I picked up at Needlework Unlimited.  Oh, this is such a lovely skein!

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Spinning silk hankies

A new adventure in spindle spinning: hand dyed silk hankies! The hankies are from the Fiber Studio in Minneapolis, but purchased at the Shepherd’s Harvest Sheep and Wool Festival earlier this month. I’m planning on plying with Art Yarns Silk … Continue reading

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Here she is!

So I am married to a very intelligent, handsome and generous man who knows me well. He saw how much time I was spending with the spindles and so…he thought it would be a good idea to give me a … Continue reading

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