Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Breaking (crazy) knitter news! I just bought a dress form to model my knits.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

CSA Week 1

Another year, a new CSA to try. I keep thinking maybe I will learn to love kale, but I never do. This farm is right up the road from our house, so I felt like a half-share was called for. This week we have Russian kale, bok choy, lettuce, and strawberries. Not pictured is the slug on the lettuce that I re-homed to our front yard.

Thursday, May 10, 2012


I went to the Maryland Sheep & Wool festival this year (as I do every year!), but this year I came home with more than just yarn. Well, I came home with a lot of yarn, too. But I bought myself a Schacht Flip 25" rigid heddle loom with the intention of teaching myself how to weave. Long story short, warping a loom is a lot of work and more than a little confusing. I signed myself up for Angela Tong's Rigid Heddle weaving class on and started my first scarf.

Obviously, my selvages are terrible, but I had a lot of fun learning to weave. This scarf used the leftover Kureyon from my Paintbox Log Cabin blanket. I had too many beautiful colors to throw away, so this was the perfect way to use them up. I only made the scarf 60 inches long, which is a little too short to be practical. More knowledge for next time! More project notes are located on Ravelry.