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  • Spinning Gulf Coast Native Wool – a New SE2SE Project

    Spinning Gulf Coast Native Wool – a New SE2SE Project

    I’ve been sitting on some fiber for a couple of my Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em projects for awhile. I’ve been on a kick of spinning dyed fiber, and generally working on other projects. But I finally got around to pulling a new one out. This is my 7th SE2SE project – Gulf Coast Native…

  • Loops & Threads Capri Tencel Yarn – An Affordable, Sustainable Yarn?

    Loops & Threads Capri Tencel Yarn – An Affordable, Sustainable Yarn?

    I don’t usually do yarn reviews. But I was recently at my local Michaels store looking for some odds and ends, when I spotted this 100% Tencel yarn from Loops and Threads. My friend Sydney, I knew, uses Tencel yarn in her weaving (see her gorgeous work here), and I’ve heard that it’s eco-friendly. So…

  • New Fall Knitting Patterns

    New Fall Knitting Patterns

    I’m delighted to have three new fall patterns just released as part of the Valley Yarns Designer Series. I designed these around the theme of Fall on Campus, with an eye on creating easy wardrobe pieces you’ll turn to again and again. The first pattern is the Campus Cardigan (pictured above) – a modern take…

  • Jacob Wool Hiking Socks

    Jacob Wool Hiking Socks

    I’ve just finished my latest knitting project – a pair of socks knitted in local wool. The yarn is from Avillion Farm – I’ve previously knitted two sweaters from her lovely Jacob and Shetland flock, and almost two years ago I bought a skein of her (then) new Jacob/ mohair sock yarn. The yarn is…

  • Breed Specific Commercial Yarns

    I recently taught a class on working with breed specific wools for Piedmont Fibershed, and since I’ve been talking a lot about my spinning projects with different breeds, I thought I’d do a roundup of commercial breed-specific yarns so that the knitters can get in on the action too. There are a number of breed-specific…