Fleece to Fashion, knitting, Muness shawl, Spinning

Muness Shawl: The Big Swatch

Swatching spun yarn, swatching needle sizes, and swatching for yarn consumption- this project is all about swatching. Step One: Swatching yarn. I created different yarns to test- some semiworsted, others worsted. The goal was fine yarn with some loft and a faint halo. I tried BFL, cormo, merino, and shetland top. My BFL spun nicely… Continue reading Muness Shawl: The Big Swatch

Fleece to Fashion, knitting, Muness shawl, Spinning

Big Project, Small Footprint

The Muness Shawl pattern by Sharon Miller is simply put: amazing. It's amazingly beautiful. Amazingly complex. Amazingly out of my comfort zone. Covid has reared it's ugly head again (re-reared? re-re-reared?) Bob is still working in the studio. Construction is still delayed for my folk's house. I needed a project that won't explode across the… Continue reading Big Project, Small Footprint

Band Weaving, saami, Schacht Inkle Loom

Band Weaving Diary- Looking back and moving forward

This didn't start well! My band weaving journey began with an elbow injury which lead to tennis elbow which led to a shoulder thing, and well, I was a mess. I needed to give my body a break, but *not making* would only work if elephant tranquilizer darts were involved. There are only so many… Continue reading Band Weaving Diary- Looking back and moving forward