Summer adventures

Where to start…….many exciting things have been happening.
The boys got ducks. They’ve wanted ducks so much that they’ve been pretending the hens are ducks.


They’re Magpie ducks, a rare breed. We’re hoping at least one is a girl. If they were all girls, that would also be fine as they are reportedly great egg layers.

I’ve been swatching my hemp for a bast fibre sampler smock.


And, perhaps most exciting for me, I’ve had an article published in Ply Magazine


Look at that amazing list of contributors, and me! I’m still working my head around it all.


I’d like to celebrate with a giveaway of a recent favorite skein of handspun. It’s 170 yards of mixed up fun……merino, mohair, cashmere, several types of silk etc.


I know some folks aren’t knitters……if you’re local or visiting the island this summer, I’d happily include a knitting lesson. Otherwise, if you’re a patient non-knitter, I will knit it into a hat or cowl.

Leave me a comment to enter. I’d love to hear what excitement summer is bringing you. If you follow, leave a second comment telling me how and it will double your luck. I’ll draw a winner in a few weeks.

(one of my secret weaknesses is a love of random drawings and contests)

78 thoughts on “Summer adventures

  1. Congratulations on your publication. Summer will mean some traveling for my husband and me. We will be heading off to visit my sister in Washington, and then we will head into Canada for some fun. Also, we will be hitting many yarn stores between California and Canada.

  2. I just “fell”into your blog, today – it’s wonderful to read. Congrats on the publication . I really liked you dishcloth , since I’m starting my very first project.

  3. I also spend my summer knitting washcloths as they are so easy to take anywhere, and they are a great way to try out beautiful new stitch patterns!

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