Monthly Archives: July 2012

Swatching

30 oz handspan polwarth. Yum!!! Took me a year to spin it all up and finally finished during Wimbledon finals on Sunday. Destined for this sweater. Right now I’m sampling and swatching before I ply the singles. Below is a 3 ply, swatched on size 7 needles. Gauge is 18 st to 4 in. Pattern […]

Plans for summer sewing

I haven’t been sewing much this summer but I desperately need some summer tops. I’m planning to use this fabric to make a sorbetto.  Yes, I’m once again “behind” – seems like everyone was making these last summer!  I may make some modifications, for example I will definitely be adding cap sleeves using this.  I […]

Handspun socks

The photo presently at the header of this blog is a closeup of my very first pair of handspun socks.  Here’s a wider view: I spun this fiber over a year ago.  It’s from Freckle Face Fibers, 4 oz of superwash BFL top in the colorway Firenze.  This was my first attempt at fingering weight, […]

An intro

So, in spring 2008 it started with knitting.  A year later I bought a spinning wheel.  The year after that was a small loom and a sewing machine.  Along the way, I’ve learned that I love creating things.  I love planning to create things.  And I especially love the challenge of learning new crafts and […]