Mary Lou’s Wheel

My friend Mary Lou died. I would like to write about her here, about what a good friend she was, about all the things she taught me, about what a generous, beautiful, life affirming energy she was in the world . . . I’ve tried to write about those things, …

Spinnin’ wheel got to go ’round

The Tour de Fleece is underway! So far, I’ve been spinning about three hours a day. I think the time for this must be coming from a parallel universe because the rest of life has been busier than ever. It’s been so crazy that my BFFF and I had to …

The World of Leaf and Blade and Flowers

    Hello, friends! I hope the warm days are treating you well so far. After a whirlwind few weeks of work and travel, I’ve finally had a little time to start settling into summer. The flowers are blooming.     The blackberries are starting to ripen.   We’ve tasted …

Spindle Love

I haven’t talked about spinning here in awhile, but the scent of spring–which in my brain leads directly to summer and the Tour de Fleece–is in the air, and I’m getting the itch. Plus, I was lucky enough to get several new Jenkins Turkish spindles recently, so that’s probably another reason I’ve …

See Ya Next Year, Tour de Fleece!

Aaaaand another Tour de Fleece is in the books. Do you know about the Tour de Fleece? It happens every year at the same time as the Tour de France. It was the brainchild of a vey cool woman named Star, the blogger behind Keep on Knitting in the Free World. The idea was …

Spinning, Knitting, Summering

This is what I’ve been spinning for the Tour de Fleece. It’s Finn in the colorway “Little Islands” from the Spunky Eclectic fiber club. These aren’t colors that I’d normally pick, but I’m really enjoying the shades of blue and cream. One of the great things about being part of a fiber …

Handknits In The Garden

I thought you might like to see the pink stripey socks in action. I love them! When I cast off Sunday morning, I couldn’t resist wearing them even though I was headed out to work in the garden. They were super comfy. I’ve already washed and dried them, and they …

Summer Days

We’ve been having some crazy weather over the last couple of days—nonstop rain and lots of wind and lightening. We lost power last night, so I got to knit by candlelight. I actually have a headlamp for precisely this kind of situation, but the batteries were dead, so candles it …

Le Grand Départ

Le Tour de France is underway, and I’ve been spinning along with the riders! The first day I picked a fun batt from my stash simply because I loved the color. It’s two ounces of Rambouillet/Bamboo/Angelina from Luthvarian Fiber Arts and came out to be about 44 yards of 3-ply. For …