Knitted cowl made with hand-dyed, hand-spun yarn

Knitting and writing are alike in that both take a long time to create something from scratch that’s worthwhile when it’s finished. And when you decide to not only spin the yarn by hand but also dye it yourself, it takes even longer. I have no writing analogy to go along with that — fortunately,…

Spinning the time away

I didn’t have a lot on my Christmas wish list last year, Mostly because I wanted to make sure I got the thing I really wanted: a spinning wheel. And there is was on Christmas morning, unwrapped and waiting for me to get my hands on it. Adam/Santa gave me a previously enjoyed single treadle…

A year of knitting, a year of learning

Note: I started this post in April 2013. Yes, more than a year ago. What happened to posting every time I finished a knitting project? Oops. So here’s what I knit last year (12 months of knitting is all I can manage in one post.) First up, in January 2013 I finished this Child’s Library…