Dye Project #2: Rhubarb Leaves (plus Rhubarb Crisp recipe!)

As any Midwesterner worth their salt knows, rhubarb is the true sign of spring. Specifically a pie, crisp, or other culinary delight. My family has been blessed by the rhubarb gods – our plants are prolific, massive, and darn near impossible to kill. They may or may not have even emigrated to Utah (shhhh). InContinue reading “Dye Project #2: Rhubarb Leaves (plus Rhubarb Crisp recipe!)”

Dye Project #1: Red Onion Skins on Wool

After my recent natural dye apostrophe epiphany as described in this post, I couldn’t wait to get started. Specialized equipment? Nah. Mordants? What are those? I have some cream colored yarn that will surely take up some dye. LET’S GET GOING! Ahem. Friend google helped me find the perfect first project. A food-safe, kitchen worthy,Continue reading “Dye Project #1: Red Onion Skins on Wool”

I think I want to Dye (Fiber. Naturally.)…

I would describe my recent obsession as starting with an epiphany, but that wouldn’t be quite correct. It more snuck up behind me, tapping my shoulder and peeking around doors and corners (especially as I learned to spin from some fabulous hand-dyed roving) until one day I smacked my forehead and wondered why I hadContinue reading “I think I want to Dye (Fiber. Naturally.)…”

Spring Update… or Chicks and Spinning and Gardening Oh My!

So. I’m going to try to get back into posting here regularly – I have so many projects and suburban homesteading adventures and I feel like we should keep track of them someplace. First of all, let’s start with an update. We have baby chicks! This is our newest, arguably biggest, adventure this spring. WeContinue reading “Spring Update… or Chicks and Spinning and Gardening Oh My!”

Pre-Launch Wall Decor: Adding Color

Last time I shared the first few samplers knit for decorating your walls. Since then I’ve been experimenting with colors, style, and size. We are getting closer to launch, and I won’t have many on hand, so be sure to sign up now for notification!

Pre-Launch: Knitted Mid Modern Wall Decor Samplers

Well, in the post-holiday haze I’ve been having some fun with my wool and pointy sticks. So far several samplers have been finished, but the eventual goal is a variety of styles with some larger pieces as well. I’ve found inspiration in Mid Century Modern to Boho Chic to Farmhouse styles of decor, all addingContinue reading “Pre-Launch: Knitted Mid Modern Wall Decor Samplers”

Coffee Shop Upgrades

Do you depend on your morning Starbucks drive thru? Are you a loyal patron of your local (organic, fair trade, in-store roasted) coffee shop? Are you ready to take your coffee game to the next level? Here are 4 ways to do just that. Cup Cozy   You know those little paper collars? What ifContinue reading “Coffee Shop Upgrades”

May Day Blooms

Happy May Day Folks!When I was a little bitty thing we used to hand weave paper baskets and bring them to our neighbors stuffed full of flowers. I’m a bit bigger now, and the whole internet is my neighbor, so I say you all get flowers! I’ve put together a little collection of fun handmadeContinue reading “May Day Blooms”

"Sapphires" A new sock knitting pattern, or how I learned to stop worrying and love knitted sock design

Oh, I’m so excited! Seriously, big time, excited. Today I launched my first peer reviewed (ie test knit), big time sock pattern. It’s legit yo. This sock pattern entered my brain when I found myself the owner of some lovely Cascade Heritage Paints in a gorgeous, glowing, blue sapphire color. (It had somehow made itselfContinue reading “"Sapphires" A new sock knitting pattern, or how I learned to stop worrying and love knitted sock design”