Diary of a Yarn Dyer – Testing New Dyes

Last week on YouTube, I posted my biweekly vlog where I dye yarn and talk through my thoughts and techniques. The topic for that vlog was about testing a new to me dye and learning about the characteristics of the dye. Generally, when I’m dyeing up new colorways, I have some sort of idea aboutContinue reading “Diary of a Yarn Dyer – Testing New Dyes”

MKAL Recap – Slipstravanganza and Golden Dusk – Clue 2

Hey everyone! I’m here to recap the MKALs that I’m working on so SPOILER ALERT. It shouldn’t be too much of a spoiler warning because I am behind, but I don’t want to ruin anything for anyone. This is supposed to be fun after all. I recently finished clue 2 for both the Stephen WestContinue reading “MKAL Recap – Slipstravanganza and Golden Dusk – Clue 2”

Diary of a Yarn Dyer – Fade Dye Along Recap

We recently wrapped up a fade dye along and I wanted to do a little reflection on the series and where you will see the dye with mes go from here. Make sure you check out the series on YouTube. Before we get into it, I will be hosting a LIVE dye with me sessionContinue reading “Diary of a Yarn Dyer – Fade Dye Along Recap”

Fall Favorites – September 2020

With fall approaching, I’ve been thinking about all of the new things I have to look forward to and reflecting on fond memories of the past. Fall means cooler weather, wearing hand knits, appreciating nature and getting cozy. What’s not to love? Fall means cooler weather and I’m here for it. I’ve never been aContinue reading “Fall Favorites – September 2020”

Changing Things Up & Why it Helps our Creativity

Today I’m going to be writing a bit about something I’ve been both experiencing and thinking about over the past few weeks. The title kind of gives it away, but it starts with me lacking some motivation to craft. When I first started knitting and then for the past few years, I’ve done nothing butContinue reading “Changing Things Up & Why it Helps our Creativity”

FO Friday – Kentia Hat

I recently finished my Kentia Hat, just days after starting it. Gotta love a good quick knit to clear the palate. The usual details first:Pattern: Kentia Hat / Ambah O’BrienYarn: agirlandherwool / Silk DK / Majestic and Overnight OatsNeedles: Size 5 on a 16 inch cableCast on: 8/23/2020Cast off: 8/29/2020The pattern page on Ravelry canContinue reading “FO Friday – Kentia Hat”

#agahwFadeDyeALong Skein 2 – Thoughts of a Yarn Dyer

I’m currently dyeing up a fade kit over on my YouTube channel and I’ve been looking to the viewers to influence how the skein will be dyed next. I think it’s been pretty successful and last week, I posted the Skein #2 Dye with Me. The event itself has certainly been a learning experience forContinue reading “#agahwFadeDyeALong Skein 2 – Thoughts of a Yarn Dyer”

Yarn of the Month Club – July – September Recap

Today I shipped off the September shipment of the yarn of the month club. This is pretty exciting for me as it wrapped up the first 3 month yarn club as well. I can’t help but reflect back on the club now that three months have past. Did you want to order the September club?Continue reading “Yarn of the Month Club – July – September Recap”

FO Friday – Magnolia Socks

I recently finished my Magnolia socks, which is surprising to me. I really claim to not have much sock mojo, yet I keep finishing socks… The usual details first:Pattern: Magnolia Socks / Helen StewartYarn: agirlandherwool / BFL Sock / Golden HourNeedles: Size 0 dpnsCast on: 5/26/2020Cast off: 8/10/2020The pattern page on Ravelry can be foundContinue reading “FO Friday – Magnolia Socks”

The Short and Long of Knitting Sleeves

At this point in my knitting “career” (but really, knitting hobby, spare time, whatever we want to call it), I have knit myself 7 sweaters. Ironically, most of them are all the same-ish color, but that’s not the point for today. When I started knitting sweaters, I followed the pattern exactly. This makes the mostContinue reading “The Short and Long of Knitting Sleeves”