I make things. Not with words or film or writing.
I make things with paint, glue, clay, paper, charcoal, dye, and fiber. Whenever I am in a store with family, they often hear the dreaded word
"Don't buy that, I can make it."
So the idea of a blog, well, it's horrible.
But two years ago when I walked into a job in an LYS, it felt like coming home. I love every part of the fiber world, from picking patterns and yarn for a new project, to buying fiber, dyeing and then spinning it.
So hi, I'm Ariel. I'm a tea and coffee junkie. I have two cats and the best family ever. Even though I was raisedin Southern California, I adore the Pacific Northwest and Spokane is my home. Early morning isn't my favorite and I regularly binge watch British television. I make things, all the things.
I want to share projects I love or am thinking of exploring, talk about how to pick colors, new yarns I've found, and explore fibers and dyeing techniques.
This week I am celebrating the start of a great adventure, opening a store with the best sister ever, and trying to pick what heart themed pattern I'm going to cast on for myself. Because no matter how many things are on the needles, I want to cast on all the projects.
Here are the patterns I'm thinking of.
Although winter is still holding on, the bits of green in my yard have me itching to start a lace weight sweater and I think this may be it. I love the detail down the back and have some gorgeous brown Juniper Moon Findley that would be perfect for this.
Especially with our recent shipment of Ewe Ewe for our project classes, these hearts are calling me to make them. I'm thinking a whole bunch to make a garland I can wrap around my sister's birthday present.
There is a sad lack of handmade socks in my life and I think these Valentine's themed ones need to be added to my drawer.