Saturday, November 5, 2016

Doc Mason's Wool is Back!

Hop on over to my Etsy store if you're interested in Doc Mason's Wool! The 2016 clip is back from the mill. Thanks a million for your patience and your support!

Warmest Wishes!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Scotland, a Pattern, and a Lambcam

I'm home from Scotland, what a Grand trip! I spent a week in Edinburgh with friends Thea Colman, Kirsten Kapur, and Sonya Philip.  We explored a castle, and roamed the streets, cemeteries, and alleys. We spent two glorious days at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival.  And we met people, the folks I call my invisible internet friends, and hugged them in real life. Above all, the people are always my favorite part of an adventure.

I stayed on a little longer than my roomies, spending a few extra days with my friend Jeni and her husband Archie, a visit long overdue. We visited the Verdant Works Textile Museum (heaven for me, including the smell). I have a thing for equipment and moving parts. 

chain stitch industrial machine

skein winder for which I pine 

an early automated loom
 The Great Tapestry of Scotland was on display while we were there -- mind blowing embroidery.

 You can see more photos from the trip on my Instagram account.

My etsy store is open again, featuring my first sewing pattern, The Ann Carolyn Smock. Thanks everyone for your encouragement and your patience. The making of this pattern was labor intensive, but a great deal of fun learning. I want to make more sewing patterns!

This weekend, April 9th at 8PM, Tammy from A Wing and a Prayer Farm will be live on her lambcam. If you visit her blog and leave a comment you will be entered to win either my Ann Carolyn Smock pattern or my Fried Chicken Mittens two-at-a-time pattern + a skein of mitten yarn! You can find more details about her lambcam there and her life as a farmer. She gets a lot done.

Wishing you an excellent week.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Travel Plans

Hey! I wanted to let you know that my etsy store will be closed until March 28th. I am going on a trip to Scotland! I hope to be able to send you some pictures while I am there. Take a look at my Instagram for the most recent stuff.

I will be releasing my Ann Carolyn Smock pattern the last week of March. I am nervous and excited for that event.

In the meantime, here are some photos of Doc Mason's sheeep being shorn a couple of weeks ago. I wish you could have been there.


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Etsy Store!

Open for business, a new etsy store under the same name I use in many other places, Odacier. Also, I have named the yarn that I have been having spun for the last few years:

I have long admired Julia Farwell-Clay's Nordic Star Cowl featured in Knitscene a while back -- so much that I often use it as a teaching example of best use of variegated yarn. Julia has translated that design into a sweater pattern. It is Spectacular I tell you, called Winter Traveller, and it is worked in Doc Mason's Wool!

I uploaded the remaining yarn from the 2015 clip to etsy, but it sold out before I made this post. There are a few skeins of yarn left from the 2014 clip though.

I have also been picking away at writing my first garment pattern, called the Ann Carolyn smock. It's the same yoked smock that has seen many iterations here and on my instagram. 

The learning curve is big, but big learning curves are fun to me.

I plan to release the paper pattern as soon as I get back from a trip to Scotland (I am going to the Edinburgh Yarn Festival!), that will be the end of March. It will be for sale in my etsy store.

There are more, but you get the idea. 
Enjoy your day!