Yearly Archives: 2010

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Simple Picture

The view from my front door yesterday morning after the storm cleared:

Meditative Spinning

It has been over 6 months since I last pulled out the spinning wheel. I had the sudden urge during the superbowl and sat watching and spinning away….

I turned this pretty stuff/fluff

Into this:


The roving is from Cloudlover and its a 50% Merino/50% Tencel in the Decay colorway. The colors muddled up a little more than I would have liked them to, but overall, its a pretty nice “first spin in forever” skein. I think I’ll let this one sit for a while before it gets knit up. Spinning is so meditative and when I’m super crazy busy, it feels good to sit in front of the fire and spin away. Now, what to spin next?!

Last Bit of Love

Now that they have all been sent and received, I can finally show off the super-duper “Sweet Sunshine” Valentine’s Day sock kits! These were so fun to put together, but took way more time than I could have expected. Of course, I had to have them all be just perfect…


The kits included: Secret Keeper skein of Classic sock yarn, heart tin with red hots, Chocolove bar, custom chapstick, mini Soak wash, two little heart stitch markers, conversation hearts, pencil, heart erasers, heart lollipop and a sweet thank you.

I hope you all enjoyed your kits – I can’t wait to do another round!

Spreading the Love

Happy Valentine’s Day to all my amazing customers, family and friends!

Happy Valentine's Day!

2009 Recap – Part 2

Towards the end of the year, I also ended up making a few little holiday gifties for some very special people.

Toasty Mitts

Pattern: Toasty, by Leslie Friend
Yarn: My own handspun, spun from Funky Carolina SW Merino in the Smores colorway
Needles: Addi 32″ US4 (4mm)
Measurements: Smallish size
Started: November 30, 2009
Finished: December 3, 2009
Other Details: Love these — now I just need to make myself a pair! I was worried they were going to be too small on our super sweet neighbor Suzanne, but they fit her skinny hands perfectly!

Dad's Thorpe

Pattern: Thorpe, by Kirtsen Kapur
Yarn: Sunshine Yarns Merino Worsted in the Mountain Shadow colorway
Needles: Addi 16″ US7 (4.5mm)
Measurements: XL, 22-23 inch circumference
Started: December 10, 2009
Finished: December 18, 2009
Other Details: I made this hat for my dad — its turning into a holiday tradition that my dad gets a new knit hat each year :) He wears them out, which of course I love!