It’s an exciting episode to round out May! Rob and I travel to the cabin to open it up for summer and investigate our trail cameras. I detail my recent finish, the Zora, and promptly cast on two new sweaters. I also take a field trip to Port Fiber in Portland, Maine to talk with Casey Ryder about the shop and Cashmere People Yarns. Thank you for talking some time to tune in.
Meanwhile, I’m busily preparing for the Maine Fiber Frolic AND the end of school which means getting myself to Orkney. I hope this finds you well and in good spirits.
Data compression and storage is becoming a thing these days~I had to upload the video to Vimeo as a smaller file due to my limited storage plan. I appreciate your flexibility. If you don’t mind ads you can watch at a higher quality over on YouTube.
Zora from Best of Lopi in Alafoss Lopi
Pohjolan from Knitted Kalevala by Jenna Kostet in Tinder from Hillesvag Yarns
Roots and Shoots by Teri Lutsak in Nutiden from Honer ooh Eir & Knitting for Olive Silk Mohair
I was captured this month by some watercolor gremlins! Oh, it felt good to be back in the paper craft and journaling realm. Even better as I was joined by my mum and my niece for some painting time all together. I was able to meet up with Casey of Portfiber this month and am looking forward to featuring her shop and work on the next episode. In the meantime, you’ll have to put up with my painting antics and alafosslopi progress ;).
Hello! I’ve had a nice vacation which allowed me to recharge some creative vigor, celebrate my birthday and go on a fiber trek to Liberty Hall Farm and Great Bat Wool Works. Phew! I hope you enjoy the interview with Theresa. You never know what’s going to happen when sheep are involved 😉 As always, thank you for sharing in this creative journey with me. I really appreciate the kind. comments and encouraging feedback.
In this episode I share some winter shenanigans that my niece and nephew got up to on break as well as an attempt at hand quilting. There is quite a few knitting projects to discuss and some recent acquisitions for the stash…which I’m very excited about. A deep heartfelt thank you to those that contribute financially through Patreon
Well after 15 hours the episode made it on to the internet. I will be posting the YouTube version this evening. Things are a little chaotic here as my nephew and niece have arrived for a wild winter rumpus. Fond wishes and blessings~
The Nicole Shawl by Aimee Sher in Manchelopi
Dog Star by Tin Can Knits in Plotolopi
Three Bags Full with Judith McKenzie McCuin
Handspinning Rare Breed Fleeces with Deb Robson
Both available on Long Thread Media for purchase or through subscription
A busy couple of weeks here on the home front as we welcomed my niece “Annie” to the family. Mom and baby are hale and hearty and we are feeling full of gratitude and blessings. I admit, I’m also, feeling a little “behind the wave” of all my endeavors. So much to do, explore, finish…Ai! And then there’s work! Thank you so much for traveling along with me on this creative journey.
The winter snow has finally arrived. Ruby and I get out for a romp in this edition to talk all the magic of fresh fallen snow. I’ve been staying south at my parents in Maine as the storms have made it challenging to drive home. But I’ve had lots of extra time with my niece and nephew and opportunity to work on projects. On this episode I feature some new found exploration in to fountain pens and cursive writing practice. As well as share the new book from Natalie Chanin, Embroidery. As always, thank you for being here and coming along. A deep heartfelt thank you for supporting my work any way you can. If you’d like to contribute financially you can find my Patreon page here
Pilot Metropolitan fine & medium nib-Jet Pens
Learning Cursive with The Hobbit by Robyn Joiner (Learning with Literature.)
Embroidery: Threads and Stories from Alabama Chanin and the School of Making by Natalie Chanin
How are you easing in to the new year? I’ve been met with a bit of frantic momentum to get the baby quilt done! Yup, I’ll be detailing that in this latest edition. I hit a few a stumbling blocks with my knitting and I’m realizing more and more, it’s time to spin. I am so grateful for those that contribute through Patreon. Thank you