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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 →


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 →


After Asher, who is now six months old, showed how mouthy he's become, destroying all store-bought toys, it became clear that I needed to crochet him a baby. Now, I've crocheted plenty of toys for my previous dog, Rowan–some were simple tubes, others ovals, and at least one that I dubbed an 'alien'. She had her favorites, but they all lasted quite a long time; some even lasting several years. Their longevity was partly due to tight stitching, being super stuffed, and being able to easily repair holes by crocheting over them. This resulted in a frankenstein baby being born,... Read more →


This past Saturday involved a trip to a near-ish park, where we took Asher on some hiking trails. This killed two birds with one stone. First stone: get off my ass. Second stone: socialize the dog by encountering other park goers and their dogs. We skipped the dog park section since the county requires paperwork and an annual fee, both of which we can do but just haven't gotten around to doing it yet. The hike was kept short, since my chest was feeling heavy. That isn't a new sensation; it happens whenever I over indulge in salty stuff and... Read more →