Drop Spindle · Spinning

Spinning Singles

After deciding that I like spinning enough to want to continue, I ordered two spindles from Kerryspindles on Etsy two Saturdays ago. Before then, I'd ordered three 30g drop spindles from World of Wool earlier that week to be delivered to my office, but I had a longer-than-planned bank holiday due to illness in my… Continue reading Spinning Singles

Drop Spindle · Spinning

Romancing The Spindle

Instagram completely takes the blame for this, because I wasn't even remotely interested until I saw gorgeous pictures of hand-spun yarn from someone who had liked one of my posts. She had these beautiful skeins of yarn spun with a drop spindle, awesome! Yours truly was captivated, and the rest of course is history. After… Continue reading Romancing The Spindle

Knitting

Stash?quisition

My intention this year is to knit as possible to knit from stash, so when I saw this gorgeous Melanie Berg’s “On the Spice Market” shawl pattern on Ravelry weeks ago, I tried very hard to see if I could knit it from stash, all to no avail. The shawl I wear mostly in winter… Continue reading Stash?quisition

Cardigans · Knitting

What’s On My Needles? Part Two

Since my cardigan is nearing completion, it's time to unveil the remaining three projects currently on my needles. Remember I said in that same post that I have four projects on my needles. First up is this Borboleta top by Louisa Harding in her Noema yarn,  made up of cotton (75%), acrylic (20%) and polyamide (5%). This baby… Continue reading What’s On My Needles? Part Two