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Happy Knitty New Year

I hope everyone has had a good holiday season! Danny and I stuck close to home for the holidays and for my birthday, which is two days after Christmas. Normally, we travel to visit family during this time of year, but circumstances kept us homebound this time. We strove to make Christmas our own, which… Continue reading Happy Knitty New Year

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Fibershed Wool Symposium 2016

Last Saturday, Danny and I ventured out once again to Point Reyes, one of our favorite, local daytrip getaways, which is a little over an hour from home. This time we headed up that way to attend the 2016 Wool Symposium, hosted by Fibershed. This was my second year going to the symposium, and I… Continue reading Fibershed Wool Symposium 2016

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Shetland Wool Sweater Upcycle

Upcycling my own clothes is not something I have a lot of experience with. As a theatrical costume stitcher in my early 20s, I certainly had to alter an array of garments, so the concept is not entirely alien to me. It’s hard not to be inspired by the wonderfully creative upcycling ideas I’ve seen… Continue reading Shetland Wool Sweater Upcycle

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Zero Waste (Awesome) Fashion

It’s been kind of a sluggish week creatively for me. I didn’t really get much done, except for a few sprinkled hours of knitting here and there. Craving a bit of inspiration, I am looking back and remembering a fascinating talk I attended earlier this year at the de Young Museum. The lecturer was Holly McQuillan, a fashion… Continue reading Zero Waste (Awesome) Fashion

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Woolly Preparations and Experiments

I think now would be a good time for some woolly updates, eh? You might be wondering what has become of my beloved three fleeces so far? Well, guess what? I now have two out of three CLEAN fleeces. One is already dry and stored away, and the second one is currently drying on the rack.… Continue reading Woolly Preparations and Experiments