Category spinning

Blog hiatus over….

Well, I took an unintentional break from blogging as life and work got in the way.  I have been working on a lot of crafty things over the winter and spring….   just not posting much about them. I’ve been knitting a little – just completed Norah Gaughan’s Manon – genius construction! It’s blocking at […]

Weaving on strike…

We live in the city of Chicago, and many of you probably know that we are in the midst of a teachers’ strike at the moment.  My kids go to our wonderful neighborhood elementary school, made wonderful in part because of the awesome parent community.  We have known that there might be a strike coming, […]

Crafty travels

Sorry for the radio silence!  I’ve been traveling or preparing to travel over the last week, so haven’t had much time for the blog. Some quick crafty updates: Last week, I got to spend some time with my friend C at the Stitches Midwest market.  Lots and lots of yarn!  But I was really good – I […]

Some progress and one finished object (finally!)

I’ve enjoyed posting this week about my crafty heritage, but today I’m going to update some of the different projects I’ve been working on. First, I finished my sorbetto blouse!!!  I still need to press it but I’m going to call it done.  I like this pattern – it’s very simple, and I like the […]

Family Treasures

I spent time in early July with both my husband’s family and my family.  They all know and appreciate my crafty-ness, although I’m sure that when they read the blog they probably learn more details than they ever wanted/needed to know about various crafts  🙂 My MIL is very supportive of my crafty adventures.  She’s […]


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 […]

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, […]