Homemade Hackles

Earlier this month I ran out of ready to spin fiber (quite the tragedy, I know). I ordered some more fiber online but it takes a good week to arrive, so I needed to figure out something else to tide me over. Unfortunately, the alpaca fiber I currently have in my stash has been washed... Continue Reading →

Another Shawl

Apparently I'm in the mood for making shawls this year! The latest shawl I made is one of my favorites so far. It's definitely on the more cozy side and something I can see myself wearing more than some of my other projects. I started this project because I had 8 skeins of Shibui Knits... Continue Reading →

Unicorn Andromeda Shawl

Yay colors! Everyone needs a unicorn/cotton candy/bright and crazy project every once in a while ūüôā I bought the fiber for this project at a craft fair with no idea what I was going to do with it. I was trying really hard to be reasonable and buy only supplies for my upcoming project... but... Continue Reading →

Cozy Boomerang Scarf

Project It's a bit out of season to be making cozy scarves, but I had the fiber and time so why not? I started this project with 100g of Morning Glory Merino and the goal of making a semi-bulky yarn. I forgot to add something to the pic for scale, but it's roughly medium weight.... Continue Reading →

I Got to Shear an Alpaca

Back in November I went to an alpaca farm to help out with shearing. Shearing serves two purposes: to prepare the alpacas for the summer heat and to harvest the fleece. The fleece is graded as it is collected with higher quality fleece being set aside for making yarn. I spent most of the time... Continue Reading →

Up North – Adventures in the Sand

After our sailing adventures, Kira and I headed north. Our first stop was Kapowairua (Spirits Bay) campground. Wairua¬†means¬†spirit or soul in Maori. According to the Maori people, this bay is where the souls of the dead gather to begin their journey to their ancestral home. The bay itself is absolutely beautiful. The campground is right... Continue Reading →

Adventures on the Camara

The¬†Camara¬†is a 80ft sailing yacht that Kira and I got to sail on. The Palmers (Peter, Christina, Cameron, and Tara) acquired her 4 years ago and have been working on a major refit ever since. More information about the refit and the history of the Camara can be found here. With the refit now complete,... Continue Reading →

Morning Ripple Scarf

The beginning of a new year means a new project for me and this year I chose to spin something. I learned how to spin last year and I've been obsessed ever since! I wanted to do something to challenge my new skill set and also use up some of my fiber. I had 50... Continue Reading →

Warping Up a Loom

I'm super excited to write this post; I got to help warp up a very big floor loom back in November and it was awesome! It was so exciting because the whole thing appealed to both my creative and engineering tendencies. For my creative folks: the loom is able to weave very cool and intricate... Continue Reading →

New Zealand, Part 2

It's been awhile since I've written a blog post... sorry but I've been a bit busy! I have some down time coming up though and plenty of experiences to share. I should be able to knock out a few posts in no time. That said, I want to use this post to reflect. I find... Continue Reading →

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