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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Le Fin de Fleece


The Tour de France (and thus, the Tour de Fleece) finished yesterday! Thus, it’s high time for a wrap-up. So in just enough time to spare last week, I figured out my challenge day spinning. Uncreatively, I decided to just spin thick … Continue reading →



Remember that gradient braid I was spinning for the Tour de Fleece? I finished it this past Wednesday! After a good round of soak-beat-dry, it evened out and fluffed up perfectly. I was a little worried that it was overplied, but it … Continue reading →

The Return of the Tour de Fleece!


It’s that time of year again — the Tour de Fleece! For those who are new to this blog (or aren’t spinners), the Tour de Fleece has a very simple premise: it happens each year at the same time as the … Continue reading →

Recent spinning

March opened with snow, so I curled up with wool. Blue-faced Leicester, if you must know. Approximately 226 yards of fingering(ish) weight. I think it wants to be a cowl. … Continue reading →

Snowbound projects

Winter is supposed to be waning — the local groundhog has been very active. Yet the snow insists on staying around, all three layers of it (plus ice). The yarn shop has been closed the last three Sundays thanks to … Continue reading →

2015 Yarn Goals

write a pattern every 3 months finish one project per month weave at least one scarf knit the BFF cowl with my friend Sproff finish spindle-spinning my Shetland roving — I do NOT spindle quickly! spin up at least one of my gradient braids from Fiber … Continue reading →