How To Spin For A Sweater

As a handspinner and knitter, I’m frequently asked how to spin for a sweater and my response is usually, “It depends….” A clear and concise answer? No. A truthful answer? Yes. Many factors need to be considered when spinning for a sweater, not the least of which are choosing how much wool you need toContinue reading “How To Spin For A Sweater”

Testing, Spinning, and a Workshop

I have so many spinny things to share since I’ve last posted! First up is this lovely basket pictured above. It is a basket created by the wonderful Doris-Ann of Savoie Baskets just with drop spindle spinning in mind. As with all of her baskets, it is beautifully crafted. This style features a strap soContinue reading “Testing, Spinning, and a Workshop”

Sweaters, Socks, and Spinning

Even though it is now officially Spring, I still want to keep on knitting all the cozy knits. I’ve been seeing swoon worthy sweaters, adorable socks, and luscious fibres on podcasts and Instagram and I can’t help but feel completely inspired. My to-knit list is becoming quite long indeed! I have a few sweater WIPsContinue reading “Sweaters, Socks, and Spinning”

From Fibre to Finished Socks

Gotland sheep wool is one of my favourite fibres to spin and knit. I don’t get to work with it nearly as much as I would like. The lustre and the silvery greys are exceptional. Those qualities are lovely on their own but when over-dyed , something truly magical happens. Vibrant colors deepen, become richerContinue reading “From Fibre to Finished Socks”