Monthly Archives: June 2012

Merino/Bamboo/Sea Cell Sock Yarn

My latest spinning adventure culminated in the successful skein pictured above: 355 yards of fingering weight sock yarn. The fiber was purchased at Stitches West 2012 from Creatively Dyed Yarns. It is 80% superwash merino, 10% bamboo and 10% seacell … Continue reading

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Take the Color Test!

Over on Apartment Therapy I found a link to a really cool test to access your “color IQ.” The folks at X-Rite, a company that specializes in the science and technology of color, designed an online test that judges how … Continue reading

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New Design: Lapis, a Men’s Vest

I started a new project about a month ago which will eventually turn into a published pattern: Lapis, a man’s vest. I’m currently knitting this simple sweater vest for myself (thus it’s taking a long time because I’m quite tall). … Continue reading

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Etsy Love: Cupcake Fiber Company

Since I began spinning about a year ago, I’ve fallen hard for Etsy shopping. It’s fairly difficult to find beautiful and inspiring spinning fiber if all you do is shop locally. Not many local yarn shops carry a good selection … Continue reading

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Ben Venom – A Quilter for Our Time

I came across this great video of a quilter that will spin your head around. He truly brings together quilting, fine art, and… monster truck culture??? Talk about busting stereotypes wide open! Neighbors: Ben Venom from Agency Charlie on Vimeo.

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Fiber Festivals

Last week I had the pleasure of attending my first outdoor fiber festival. It was a very small and informal affair called Spinner’s Day on the Farm in Healdsburg, CA, in the heart of wine country. On a sunny Sunday … Continue reading

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Sock Everlasting

I usually knit for myself, but once in a blue moon I get the urge to knit for someone special. As I was wandering through the wonderland of one of my favorite LYSes, A Verb For Keeping Warm in Oakland, … Continue reading

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