Spindle-spun Angora Handpaint (2019)

Fibre: The Rosefield Handpainted Angora RovingYarn:  Approx 300yds two-ply, slightly less than sock weight.Method: Spindle-spun and plied (with my e-spinner)Completed:  September 8, 2019. I started this project over a year ago.  It was a background project — an easily portable

Cashmere Cardi (Burgundy Wrap) 2019

Yarn:  Filatura di Crosa Superior — Cashmere Silk laceweight — a little more than 2 ballsPattern: Sabine (Cocoknits)Completed: August 23, 2019. I started this as a travel project in November of 2017. I bought the cashmere laceweight with a view

Rep Weave Placemats (2019)

Pattern: Largely followed “Breakfast time” project in “Rep Rips Reps Weave” book, page 31, though I messed up and only threaded half the warp threads in the centre pattern. Yarns: Warp: 376 ends, measured at ~3yds ⁃ Pacolet Valley Fiber

PurGreen Socks (2019)

Yarn:  Jojoland Melody Superwash (MS29 colourway)Pattern: Toe-up, Cat Bordhi riverbed arch expansion and Wendy Knits toe-up sockCompleted: April 3, 2019. Pretty standard toe-up socks, for him.   I like the gentle gradient between purple and green; definitely “fraternal twin” socks, though

Tip to Tail Unicorn Wheelspun (2019)

Fibre: Fiber Stash Dyeworks Polwarth RovingYarn: 2-ply: ~216 yds; DK weightMethod: Wheel spun with long drawCompleted: January 28, 2019. I spun the whole bump of roving into one single, and then plied it by matching the two ends (beginning &

Blue Evelyn (2018)

Yarn:  Noro Cash Iroha  (Approx 12 skeins, or 1,200m) Pattern: Evelyn by Jennifer Wood Completed: December 31, 2018. Squeaking in under the wire!  My last completed knit of 2018.    I started it in December of 2017, and knit it as

Blueberry spindle spun (2018)

Fibre: Wild Hare Fibers Blended top (4oz) in blended blues, blacks and sparkly (29% Bamboo rayon, 29% Faux cashmere (nylon), 14% Tussah Silk, 14% Viscose, 11% acrylic, 3$ Angelina) Yarn:  Approx 224yds two-ply, slightly less than sock weight. Method: Spindle-spun

Stained Glass Rose Window Pullover (2018)

Yarn:  Gjestal Okologisk Naturgarn Pattern: Invented as I went 🙂 Completed: November 27, 2018. This sweater was a long time in the making — decades, in fact!  First, the yarn.  In the late 1990’s, I was enthralled by fairisle and

Woven Cotton Dish Towels (2018)

Pattern:  Two simple twills for the dish towels; and then I worked out a “waffle-ish” weave for the hand towels, based on the threading and a new tie up. Yarns:   Warp:  8/2 Cotton from The Mannings (white) Weft:  8/2 Cotton

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