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! 

Seaside Seasilk Scarf (2017)

Pattern:  Point Twill on 4 shafts Yarns:   Warp:  Handmaiden Sea Silk, most of one (100g) skein Jacobean blue  Weft:  Handmaiden Sea Silk, entirety of one (100g) skein Bottle Green Method:  Weaving — on my 4 shaft counterbalance Leclerc Fanny Completed: 

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

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,