Tag Archives: Yarn & Fiber

And the winner of Truckle is ….

Thank you all for entering my recent giveaway featuring Hunter Hammersen’s beautiful pattern, Truckle and Kim Hartman’s hand-dyed fingering weight yarn,  “You have fine eyes, Miss Bennett”.   The winner was chosen by Random.org, and with that being said, the winner is … Continue reading

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Casting On and Casting Off: It’s under wraps and booties!

At the end of December I received 100% silk yarn to create a design that I am preparing to send off as a submission to a magazine.  This design is a 100% southwestern inspired wrap that  I’m very excited about it.   … Continue reading

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Fiber Friday Spotlight: A Few Favorites

I love yarn and yes, I do admit it’s an addiction.  Yarn to me is dreams, designs and possibilities in the making, not just different weights or colors of fiber sitting on a shelf.  When I see certain colors I … Continue reading

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Fiber Friday Spotlight: An Arizona Yarn & Fiber C.S.A.

I’m all about showcasing how truly wonderful alpaca and merino fibers are to the core and sustainability, large and small scale.   In this terribly challenging economy, I’ve become even more passionate about the real meaning of ‘sustainability’ and not just living … Continue reading

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Fiber Friday Spotlight: Caring for Cashmere

During the holidays many are drawn to the luxurious cashmere sweaters, hats, scarves and gloves as thoughtful gifts.  Even knitters find themselves knitting with a bit of cashmere here and there for someone extra special.  But often one asks, how … Continue reading

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Stash Enhancement from Black Friday Specials

When I called my hubby yesterday to tell him I was on my way home from work, his answer, “well someone made out like a bandit”.  As innocently as possible I replied, “I don’t understand.  What do you mean someone … Continue reading

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Fiber Friday Spotlight: Evergreen Yarns

This week’s featured fiber artist is Hanna of Ever Green Yarns.    This knitter, spinner and graduate student of energy politics is a one-woman indie dyer dedicated to creating  remarkable colorways  from eco-friendly yarns that are kettle-dyed using natural and mild mordants.    Hanna’s … Continue reading

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To ponder: What draws us to knitting?

Combining a piece of thread with two needles into a piece of fabric.—Knitting as defined by Wiktionary What draws us to knitting? Is it the pleasure we find in the pure simplicity of the craft? The feel of the yarn … Continue reading

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Fiber Friday Spotlight: Buffalo Gold

Once the plentiful staple support of the American Plains Indians, in 1885 there were fewer than 1,000 American Buffalo (or “bison,” the scientific name). Due to the efforts of dedicated ranchers and environmentalists, buffalo have made a comeback in the … Continue reading

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Fiber Friday Spotlight: Coolyarnz

This weeks Fiber Friday Spotlight features Susan Booth of Coolyarnz, a family owned business that was previously located in the UK but now located in the beautiful country of  British Columbia. Susan’s shop features gorgeous hand dyed Uruguayan Merino Wool … Continue reading

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