Author Archives: Beth

A Swatch

I have now knit up a swatch with the Jacob yarn I’ve made from Bloomers. I wound by hand the little skein of two-ply spun from the drum-carded batts, cast on 50 stitches using U.S. size 6 needles, and knit … Continue reading

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Transformations: Nordic Wind

These days, when I’m not knitting away on a honey cowl, I most often reach for another simple, comforting project, the Nordic Wind shawl. This shawl began almost a year ago, when I bought a bag of fiber from the … Continue reading

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Bloomers

Last spring I traveled to the Lake Metroparks Farmpark in Kirtland, Ohio for their annual sheep shearing festival. I watched sheep dog demonstrations, wandered the beautiful grounds, and chatted with helpful spinners. I also came home with a four-pound Jacob … Continue reading

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Purple

It is September, the beginning of another school year, and I am nearing the end of my biggest knitting project yet. Although I learned to knit at college some thirty-five years ago, I consider my life as a knitter to … Continue reading

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Coming Soon

A knitting and spinning blog will be coming to this space soon. Stay tuned!

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