A few months ago I purchased 8 ounces worth of locks from a shop on Etsy called FarmSpun, based in Middleton, TN. The locks came from a sheep named Clementine, and she's a BFL + Romney + Finn cross. The locks were beautiful! A creamy white, with gorgeous lock structure. I didn't really know what I was going to do with it, so for a week or two I just admired and squished them all in the bag they arrived in. After sharing on Instagram, and talking with some friends, I decided to dye the locks and then flick them... Read more →


I thought I already did this! Wow. Okay, here we go. Yarn and fiber clubs have all been received, and June's colorway was Summer Evenings of Longing and Fireflies. Possibly my favorite colorway thus far, but I'd love to hear your thoughts. Both the yarn and the fiber were dyed on MCN bases (80/10/10 merino, cashmere, nylon), which means all luxury, all the time. June Yarn Club - Summer Evenings of Longing and Fireflies And here's the fiber club! I've enjoyed seeing this spun up so far, and hopefully I'll be able to share photos of it in the near... Read more →


There are projects finished that need blocking, but I'd rather not. Ever feel that way? Like it was a struggle to get yourself to finish the thing, and now it just needs to be put away, out of sight, until you randomly happen upon it at a later date. Maybe that time apart allows the negative feelings to flit away, leaving room for you to fall in love with it all over again; and all you have to do at that point is block and wear it. I feel that way. A lot. And maybe about yarn things in general.... Read more →


The May fiber and yarn clubs have been sent out, so it's time to reveal their colorway, Blanket of Mist at Dawn. I have to admit this was a really calming colorway to dye up. Here you can see the fiber, which was New Zealand merino with a 16.5 micron count. It has a lot of fluff and bounce, and is incredibly soft. The yarn club was dyed in the same colorway, and worked up beautifully in the swatch I share below. This particularly skein is an MCN (Merino, Cashmere, Nylon). The June club spots are closed, and July is... Read more →


It was the night before a friend had her pop-up shop at Black Mountain Yarn, about an hour away, and I had nothing on the needles. Well, not nothing, but nothing really conducive to both chatting and paying attention to charts at the same time. Socks and I have had a falling out–mostly, I just don't have the patience right now. Because I wanted something relatively easy, with enough interest that would keep my attention, and yet also quick because I'm clearly a product knitter and want the immediate satisfaction of a finished project, I chose a DK weight shawl.... Read more →