Dryer Ball How To

Dryer Ball Tutorial - How to make your own dryer balls!

Here we go - the promised Dryer Ball Tutorial! After inquiring in the newsletter if there would be interest in a tutorial, the response was a resounding YES. I have made dozens of these now for our local natural foods store. So, I feel I have…
Arm-knit cowl from roving

Arm Knit Cowl

  We've been getting a lot of questions about using our merino top for arm knitting, so this weekend I decided to do some playing and figure out a little more about it. I made this Arm Knit Cowl from Taupe Merino Top. It took just…
Spinning Techniques: Drafting - Convergence Super Seminar
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Spinning Techniques: Drafting - Convergence Super Seminar

When we learn to spin, we just want the yarn to hold together. We’re not overly concerned with analyzing different ways of holding the fiber to control loft, twist, or color variations. Once you reach that point of “spinning a continuous…
Pin Loom Weaving Books

Pin Loom Weaving Books, Which Should I get?

You have a pin loom or two (or you are putting together an order for some) and you just aren't sure which pin loom weaving book to get. Allow me tell you a little about both Pin Loom Weaving by Margaret Stump, and 100...
Instant Pot Cheesecake

In Pursuit of the perfect Cheesecake in my Instant Pot

So, let us deviate from the normal path of fiber musings in this blog, to talk about cheesecake. Why? Because I like cheesecake, and I love my Instant Pot, and my Instant Pot makes awesome cheesecake, with a little help from me...
Top This Monkey Crocheted Animal
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Top This Monkey! Using Top This! Yarn to make easy stuffed animals.

DMC has a new hat yarn that comes with a skein of yarn and a character topper. I took one look at these and thought "stuffed animal kit!" After a little trial and error, I present this free crochet pattern for a monkey...
beehive cops
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Beehive Cops on Spindles

While preparing for my Better, Happier Spindle Spinning Class, the topic of cop shapes came up. One of my favorite ways to fit a lot of yarn on a spindle is to use beehive cops. The beehive shape allows the cop to grow out beyond...
Spinzilla Yarn used in the Fox Cowl
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The Best Part of Spinzilla: Using all that Yarn

It's been a year. It didn't take me that long to finish the hood, that was done last fall. It just took me that long to post about it. This fall I pulled it out of one of my many knitting bags as I was searching for a set of needles...
Thank you!

A New Era for the Website!

Amy and I are tentatively excited right now. Today was the big leap – leaving behind the website structure and editor we’ve been using for over a decade, to embrace the new design and WooCommerce shopping system you see...