Archive | July 2016

Episode 29

Wool n' Spinning

Thank you for tuning in this week! I chat about my combed top & roving combo spin that has been on hold while I waited for my Schacht flyers and whorls to be returned. After being inspired by this combo spin, I’ve been thinking about some deep stash from Ancient Arts Yarns and what I’d like to do with it.

If you are interested in joining fibre club, the option for that is here. For more about Patreon and workshops, which launched this past weekend, have a look here.

For breed studies, all the information you need is here. I have ordered the first batch of fibre and if there is interest, will do a second run.

We are very close to unlocking our next milestone, which is Colour Studies. Same idea as breed studies, but this time hunting in our stashes and exploring colour together!


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What the best dressed baby is wearing: the urbane hipster edition

Knitigating Circumstances

Those who know me will tell you that I rarely knit for babies.  Even when my own girls were little, they rarely benefited from the fruits of my knitting needles.  In the nearly five years that I have been writing this blog, I haven’t knit a baby sweater. Until now.


I have some friends who have just had their first baby. These friends are special, and thus obviously so is the babe. Clearly he deserved a bit of stylish hand-knitting intervention. I perused baby patterns for quite some time. With Doug’s help, I finally decided on the pattern called gramps, designed by Alexa Ludeman and Emily Wessel, the duo otherwise known as Tin Can Knits. Here is their delightful version:

9M-gramps-27_medium2 (1) © Tin Can Knits

I made a trip into London to my favorite yarn store, Loop, in Islington (which also necessitates buying cakes at Ottolenghi – poor me!…

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Spinner Spotlight :: Tiffany McGriff

Wool n' Spinning

The Handspinner Spotlight is an opportunity for me to share with all of you some of the amazing handspinners out there in our community. It is an opportunity to see some of their work, as well as start to get to know a little bit about who they are and what brought them to spinning.

This month I have the pleasure to introduce Tiffany, who I continuously bumped into on Instagram for a while before we started chatting more and more. She posts inspiring photos of her spinning, along with bobbin shots, handspun knitting and weaving. She is an inspiration every time her photos coast past on my feed and I always stop scrolling to have a look! As a side note, her little family just added a new babe so many, many, many CONGRATULATIONS to this Handspinning Mom!

Let’s hear from Tiffany ::


Hi I’m Tiffany McGriff and I’ve…

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A New To Me Yarn

My Tangled Yarn Knitting Adventures

I’ve been listening to the Prairie Girls Knit and Spin podcast for about a year now. They are seriously funny lady and excellent crafters. Danie also runs the One Twisted Tree shop, a purveyor of fine yarn and other wonderful accessories. I’ve felt her yarn calling my name but I resisted until my blanket obsession took over. Then this happened…

That’s the Splash Pad Party mini skein set Danie made for the Down Cellar Studio summer KAL. The colors are great and I get to sample her yarn!

I also picked up a sock knitter profile bag. Because hey why not!

Just don’t tell my husband I bought more yarn….😊

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