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

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”,

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

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

Beachy Keen Spindled Silk (2016)

Fibre: Wild Hare Fibers Mulberry Silk processed top (2oz) in “Beachy Keen” colourway Yarn:  Approx 228yds three-ply, slightly less than sock weight. Method: Spindle-spun on my Bosworth featherweight; plied with a much larger spindle Completed: August 26, 2016. Mostly 3-ply,

Rigid Heddle Petit Point Table Runner (2016)

Pattern:  Betty Davenport’s “Petit-Point Pattern in Linen for a Table Runner”, which I got out of Best of Handwoven’s Rigid Heddle Pattern Book #1.  Pattern weft with pickup sticks Yarns:   Warp:  Pacolet Valley Fiber Company Southern Bales Fingering (natural); Pattern

FEN-tastico! Handspun (2016)

Fibre: Into the Whirled “Fen” colourway on 80% Merino, 20% Tussah silk.  4 – 4.3oz fibre. Yarn:  Approx 380 yds 2-ply, and about 3 yards of chain-plied remainders of the longer ply. Method: Wheel spun with long draw Completed: May

Dresden Plate Baby Blanket (2016)

Yarn:  Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock — cream and “cool” (blues/aquas); Tess Super Sock and Baby — light green and purples Pattern: Ring Around the Rosies Completed: April 24, 2016 Using 3.00 or 3.5mm crochet hook (confusion between ancient (WWII) hook