The Summer Kitchen Continues With Projects 5 & 6.

Project 5: Simple Garter Dishcloth Project 6: Kitchen Towel These are both extremely simple, but they have a nice cottagecore aesthetic if you work them up in rustic cotton (or weaving threads held together). The towel pattern includes a quick (2018-ish vintage?) tutorial .PDF to help you make a button to hold it in place.Continue reading “The Summer Kitchen Continues With Projects 5 & 6.”

Planispiral Shawl & the Summer Kitchen Project.

I feel like I’ve been getting nothing done lately, but wait! Behold! The thing on the left is done. It’s off the needles. It’s even been finished, completely—in this case, felted/fulled.* I’m pretty excited about the result. As I come back to this post in drafts, not only is the first sample finished—but there’s alsoContinue reading “Planispiral Shawl & the Summer Kitchen Project.”

Wool Market in a Box: Pandemic Edition (Year II).

So, I have two entire wether fleeces from my favorite Shetland farm, the year I completely overbought fleeces.* They were packed up in a box and the bags and tissue they shipped in. They are pristine. Despite my neglect, I’ve got pounds and pounds of usable wool to process this summer. They are also disgusting.Continue reading “Wool Market in a Box: Pandemic Edition (Year II).”

The Super-Secret Larger Project I’ve Been Working on All Month(?).

It’s Octagon Time! It’s a blanket/basic shawl. Really, what it is depends on what you want to make, and what yarn you use. I went a bit wild and self-indulgent on this one; it is probably the most hedonistic use of an expensive yarn I’ve ever committed. The soft blue gradient yarn making up mostContinue reading “The Super-Secret Larger Project I’ve Been Working on All Month(?).”