Sneak peek

So, I took on a wholesale order. I KNOW. I always said I’d never do that (horror stories from other indie dyers who have wholesaled sort of put me off, even though we never treated people we bought from, badly, when we had Hanks) but the person at the shop …

Future Poncho

We’re doing a HaldeCraft Knit/Crochet-a-long (“HaldeAlong”) over on Ravelry, and here’s what I’m starting with — I’m using the basic instructions from Barbara Walker’s Knitting from the Top Down book, the chapter on capes and ponchos, with a bit from the section on sweaters so that I can add a …

Playing catch-up

I got a lot of yarn winding done last week, in spite of Tiny Kitten “helping” me. I wish I could tell you that she was absolutely well-behaved, but as I was pulling yarn out this morning to wind, I find that she chewed through a skein of yarn that …

Speaking of making things easier

I’d like to introduce you to my new electric skein-winder. Yes, all this time I’ve been hand-winding…. my productivity is about to go up, time spent will be less, and my chiropractor will be sad that there are less problems with my shoulder and thus less time spent in his …

I’m dyeing, here!

So, this was helpful. “Imma help you dye sock club, mama!” “Help.” You keep using that word. I don’t think that word means what you think it means. More yarn ramblings ahead – thinking out loud about the next sock club. Still. Feel free to “tl; dr” and just click …

Hat for a Toddler

Yarn: HaldeCraft HandDyed in “Shelled Pistachios” and also some of my handspun, from this fiber. Pattern: Used the cast-on numbers from Head Huggers by Gail Tanquary, and then made it up as I went along. Notes: For my friend Beth’s grand-daughter! It’s a little big for her right now, but the thing …