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Summer Spinning

Summer in Eastern Oregon was pretty intense this year, as it was in a lot of Oregon, even Portland. Yet I managed to get some spinning down thanks to our basement. These skeins are a ply of Pancake and Lulu roving and Plotulopi yarn that Josh brought me back from Iceland years ago.   Plying the two together gave me […]

A Return To Spinning

I got the most wonderful present for Solstice last year. This beauty is an Ashford Kiwi 3 and a double treadle, my favorite. It’s been years since I’ve spun and I’m ecstatic to be back at the wheel again. She’s a gem to spin and I’ve named her Arachne. She’ll help me strive for greatness. And remind me to humble […]

Blue Blanket Beginnings

I’m finally getting back to my lotus pond blanket. The last time I worked on this was when Josh and I were housesitting in Boston. That feels so long ago! 2020 has been a long year. The blanket part will be blue to represent water. I thought about buying new yarn but a persistent theme of this year was working […]

Coastal Yarn

Last month Josh and I took a trip out to the Oregon coast. We met up with friends who will soon be moving out of state. It was a perfect day for kite flying and for making memories. Josh found gluten free clam chowder and ordered us take out. It was delicious! While there I visited a local yarn shop. […]

Swift Bag Holder

This post was previously published on Think Crafts! If you knit or crochet you likely have a lot of yarn. I know I do! Skeins of yarn are pretty to look at but yarn cakes are great to knit with and easier to store. I use my Swift every time I buy new yarn. Swifts are great but they’re an […]

Yarn Dyeing

An earlier version of this tutorial was previously published on Think Crafts! Want to make a unique yarn in your favorite color? Or want to try hand painting to produce a one of a kind yarn? This tutorial is a great step into entering the wonderful world of home yarn dyeing. It’s fun and a great summer project! Materials Natural […]

Ruffle Bowl

This post was previously published on Think Crafts! Invited to a party and need a gift? A crochet gift bowl is a quick project that leaves an impression. Make one in a pastel color and fill it with baby socks and pacifiers for a baby shower. Make one in a cotton yarn and fill with washcloths, fancy soap and hand […]

Big Eyed Fish

I needed a new hat for our new life back in the States. This fish hat has been on my to make list for awhile. It gets compliments wherever I wear it! Josh brought me back most of the yarn from a trip to Norway. I’ve been keeping it in my stash for the perfect project. The fish lips make […]