Enter, Sheepishly

Pun not originally intended, but take it as you will. It’s been over a month (eep, month an a half?!) since my last post here, and I am ashamed. There has been plenty to post about, but I just haven’t … Continue reading →

How to Make a Slipknot


Something very peculiar happens when someone starts learning to knit or crochet: They forget how to make a slipknot. I’ve seen this again and again; there’s something about applying an old learned skill to a new art that causes them to … Continue reading →

By a Thousand Cuts


This post is summed up pretty well by the fact that I already wrote it once… and then my iPad WordPress app deleted half of the first draft. It’s been a long couple of months, where everything felt like it … Continue reading →

The Thirteenth Hour


I just finished the thirteenth hour of my workday. It has been a good but long day, starting in the morning with my crochet student triumphantly finishing her first amigurumi: Yes, she crocheted Yoda! The Star Wars crochet kit is … Continue reading →

An update from my spinning group


My friend Liz got a Hansen minispinner. If you are unfamiliar with spinning wheels (as, to my surprise, most of the world is), Hansen minispinners are electric. Running off either a plug or battery, a wee motor drives the flyer … Continue reading →



Around a year after finishing my doctorate, I was in a coffee shop with one of my supervisors catching up and discussing my future. The coffee shop was part of the Dovecot Gallery and Tapestry Studio in Edinburgh, which just happened to … Continue reading →

Looking Forward: 2016 Fiber Goals


So we’re three weeks into the year and I haven’t posted my Fiber Goals for 2016. However, I believe the time between the solar new year and the lunar new year is a bit of a grey area for all New Year … Continue reading →

Looking Back: 2015


I had a lot of yarn-related goals in 2015 (seven, to be exact). Let’s see how I did! Write a pattern every 3 months So I only published one pattern: The Year of the Ram in February. However, I wrote three other patterns … Continue reading →

Let’s cut to the chase


I GOT A WHEEL. So fun story: back in the beginning of the fall, a lovely friend from one of my spinning groups let me borrow her Ashford Traveller wheel (which is a castle, or upright, wheel; hers also had two … Continue reading →

Drowned like Ophelia


Hello all! Rest assured, please, that my radio silence does not indicate anything other than an exceedingly busy life! Changing schedules, dance shows, additional work shifts and sundry special events have kept me away from writing here, though I have a multitude … Continue reading →