If you love yarn and talking about it, I highly recommend the anthology "A Stash of One's Own" by Clara Parkes. I listened to the audio version, and it's been such a relaxing read (yeah, I call it reading.) Franklin Habit's story about his Mum's stash is... just so beautiful, I can barely mention it… Continue reading A Stash of One’s Own – a book review
I'm excited about Woollinn Dublin! After the success of YarnFolk Festival of Wool in August last year, it's clear we need more woolly events on this island 🙂 Ironically, it will take me as long to get to Woollinn as it does to Edinburgh Yarn Fest (door to door) 😂 😂 😂 😭. This island is so poorly… Continue reading The Woollinn Workshops!
With the Euro having reached parity with the USD and today being St Patrick's Day, I'm hoping some knitters are considering a trip to Ireland. One of the most active threads on the Ireland Ravelry group is regarding info for visiting knitters. People also want to know where they can get their hands on an… Continue reading An Irish yarn for St Patrick’s Day
The likelihood that you'll reach your hand into the stash and come up with a sweater-weight of wool is highly unlikely. It's more likely to find you have enough for a shawl or a cowl, and that would be a pretty clear solution. However, how many shawls can you wear? I've already rounded up some… Continue reading Patterns for handspun part 3: Layering garments
I was my FIRST TIME ever attempting a 3 ply. I weighed and divided up the braid of dyed wool. I spun one bobbin full and another. By the time I got to the 3rd bobbin, I spun for a while and realized that I had spun the 2nd bobbin the wrong way! I sought… Continue reading Opposing ply yarn