home again, yay!

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don’t tell david, but on the drive home today, i periodically broke the tedium by taking photos from the dashboard. our secret, ok? he just hates it when i do things in the car that he perceives as dangerous, like i’m some kind of barely-contained cowboy or something behind the wheel, haha. i’ve been talking […]

crooked little scarf

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i designed this scarf as a companion piece to the yak/mink/merino/soy blend, a merino/cashmere/nylon blend, in colorway mink/milk/merino blend, which knits up to the same gauge. this is true luxury for a great price; i can’t say enough nice things about working with these yarns. to purchase pattern or view complete pattern information, please knitspot […]

worth the work

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if you ask the spinning loft spring retreat. in our supply bag were several packets of cleaned locks which were ready to be flicked and/or carded in order to get them in shape for spinning. on the second day, we started working with these, beginning with the brown/gray merino. the first step is to open […]

it’s classy, alright . . .

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one of the downsides of teaching at events is that i rarely, if ever, get to take classes from my esteemed colleagues. but here at the spinning loft spring retreat, things are different. i get to take beth’s spinning class each morning and she gets to take my lace knitting class each afternoon—a real win-win. […]