Tag: Spinning

  • Spinning Cotton Punis

    Spinning Cotton Punis

    While at Carolina Fiber Fest back in March, I picked up a few new-to-me fibers and preparations to try spinning. The first was naturally-colored cotton punis from my friend Caitlin at Stoneyhaw Fiber & Things. I had spun cotton/ hemp sliver before, but hadn’t spun cotton from punis. I purchased one small package of natural…

  • Finn Wool Revisited

    Finn Wool Revisited

    I wrote a bit about Finnsheep, or Finn, fiber early on in my spinning journey (read that post here). Since Finn is one of my favorite wools to work with, and I knit the Basket of Blossoms Shawl sample in Finn yarn, I thought it was time to revisit this wonderful fiber. WoodSong Farm, whose…

  • 2022 In Review

    2022 In Review

    Happy New Year! As the year comes to a close, I’m taking a moment to pause and look back at what I’ve accomplished this year. This year was a bit light on new patterns, but I released two previously published patterns – Laura’s Beanie and the Towline Hat – as individual downloads, with updates and…

  • A New-to-Me Spinning Wheel

    A New-to-Me Spinning Wheel

    I recently added a second spinning wheel to my studio – I guess you could say I’ve started a flock! This is actually the third spinning wheel I’ve owned. My other current wheel is the second 1970s Ashford Traditional I’ve restored: I wrote briefly about the first one way back when in this post, and…

  • New Pattern Release – Towline Hat

    New Pattern Release – Towline Hat

    The Towline Hat, a worsted/ Aran weight cabled hat knitting pattern, is now available as an individual download.