Handspun Spring Hat (2018)

Yarn:  My own handspun — from ITW Yipes!Stripes! Pattern: Mostly following “Ribbed for His Pleasure”, by Tinksdarkerside Completed:  March 27, 2018. I had spun the yarn thinking “socks”, and then decided a 2-ply really wasn’t going to be a sturdy

Yipes!Stripes! Wheelspun (2018)

Fibre: Into the Whirled “Yipes!  Stripes!” colourway on 75% BFL, 25% Silk (4oz) Yarn: ~296yds 2-ply sock weight, and ~50yds chain-plied remnants Method: Wheel spun with long draw Completed: February 18, 2018. I was aiming for 2-ply sock yarn. Divided

Tree Bark Socks (2017)

Yarn:  Lorna’s Laces Solemate Pattern: Toe-up, Cat Bordhi riverbed arch expansion and Wendy Knits toe-up sock Completed: November 16, 2017. Pretty standard toe-up socks, for him.   For the ankles, I did alternating four rows of 3×1 and four rows of

Lucille Pullover (2017)

Yarn:  MacAusland Woolen Mills 2-ply (medium) Pattern: Lucille by Jennifer Wood Completed: October 29, 2017. The yarn is a good sturdy yarn, which softens and blooms on soaking.  I wanted a cable sweater; I thought initially of a cardigan/jacket, and

Luxe the First (2017)

Fibre: Loop Lux Bullseye Bump (25% Cashmere, 25% Silk, 50% Merino) Yarn: ~261yds chain-plied, slightly heavier than sock weight Method: Wheel spun with long draw Completed: September 21, 2017. The bullseye bump was a centre-pull, lovely ribbon of spinning fibre! 

SplishSplash Spun! (2017)

Fibre: Loop “Splish Splash” colourway on Merino, Bamboo, Tussah Silk fibre (packaged as 4.7oz). Yarn: ~140yds sock weight (1.9oz); ~139yds DK weight (2.4oz); both were chain-plied Method: Wheel spun with long draw Completed: February 20, 2017. Chain-plying was the obvious

Fading Lines Cardi (2017)

Yarn:  Neighborhood Rustic Fingering — semi-solids and gradient. Pattern: “Fading Lines” by Joji Locatelli Completed: February 9, 2017. Cast on sometime in May or June 2015.  Using 4.0mm and 3.5mm needles.  Shortening length of body to 24” total (not 27”,

Avana Shrug (2016)

Yarn:  Austerman Alpaca Silk (80% Alpaca, 20% Silk) Pattern: Avana Shrug by Annie Rowden Completed: December 31, 2016 Fun, fast knit!  An interesting construction.  I got gauge with this yarn and 4.5mm needles.   Measurements after washing:   38” cuff to cuff

Seven Seas Wheelspun Polwarth/Silk (2016)

Fibre: Into the Whirled “Studio West” colourway on 60% Polwarth, 40% Tussah Silk.  approx 12oz fibre. Yarn:  ~419.3 yards of 3-ply, DK-weight; ~93 yds of chain-ply, leaning toward chunky weight. Method: Wheel spun with long draw Completed: October 15, 2016.

Re-covered dining room chairs (2016)

This is a little different than my usual projects — I bought the upholstery fabric, and then tore the dining room chair seats down to wood, rebuilding them with modern stuffing and covering and the new upholstery. Someday, I’d like