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 →

From Alpaca to Scarf

One of my big goals for my NZ trip was to create something from shearing to knitted project. I've just finished making a scarf from an alpaca that I helped shear, which ticks that off my list. As they say pics or it didn't happen so here's some pictures! First step, I needed to get some... Continue Reading →

Dory Sprung a Leak!

I discovered a leak in Dory's radiator the other day which isn't great because I plan to do a good bit of driving in the next few weeks! I started noticing some steam coming up from the hood a couple of weeks ago. I couldn't see anything when I looked under the hood, the engine... Continue Reading →

First Spinning Attempts

One of the things I've been learning at Cuesta Alpaca is how to spin! I'll do another more in depth post on how spinning works once I'm done with my current project (I'm spinning some fleece from an alpaca that I got to help shear!), but for now I thought I would share some of my... Continue Reading →

Produce Bag Pattern

This pattern accompanies my earlier post: Variations on a Bag. I will cover all three variations shown in that post in this pattern. My pattern has been adapted from Market Bag, a pattern I found on Ravelry.com. Weight: Thread, Size 5 Quantity: Produce bags are roughly 30 g (~120 m), laundry bag is roughly 60 g (~240 m) Hook... Continue Reading →

Variations on a Bag

I've been playing around with different crochet bags over the past few months and thought I would share the results! I started by looking at a pattern I found on Ravelry (Market Bag) and varied it from there. I've created a couple variations that I'm happy with. Variation 1 - Produce Bag I originally started... Continue Reading →

DIY Travel Earring Holder

I made an earring holder for my trip! I usually keep my earrings in a small zipper pouch when I'm traveling, but that can get messy so I thought I would try another solution. The pattern is very simple: you only need a piece of fabric, some ribbon, and some thread. The ribbon is sewed... Continue Reading →

Fair Isle Fun

This post is long overdue! I've started (and mostly finished) way too many projects since my last crafting post. Recently I have been playing around with fair isle or stranded knitting. Stranded knitting refers to multi-color patterns that carry all the color strands along the back of the piece rather than tying off the strand... Continue Reading →

Headbands Galore!

Winter is here and that means headband season! When I came across a skein of Mille Colori Baby shade 60 I thought that it would be the perfect yarn for some fun and incredibly bright headbands. I played around with a few different styles and techniques and ended make three different headbands. 1. The Artistic... Continue Reading →

Cable Knit Hat

I made this hat using some yarn from a cute little shop called Bad Woman Yarn. I went there for my birthday and found a wonderful selection of yarns. The one I picked was a nice shade of teal that was soft and surprisingly easy to work with. The yarn didn't stick to itself too much... Continue Reading →

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