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19
Jul
2017
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more spinning, more rewriting, more personal style

Each Wednesday, I post a snapshot of the projects I’m working on, and where my brain is at.

spindle spinning yarn and editing shawl shaping

Summer 10x10 Dress+SoupTee3

I finished the singles for the small spinning project I’m working on. Now they’re resting, and next I’ll just ply them into a simple two-ply yarn. It’s been fantastic to work on a project that’s quick and easy – no big commitment, no over thinking, basically no planning.

This spinning project has been the perfect current counter-balance to editing/rewriting the third book Shawl Geometry Series.

I know that there is an end to this rewriting/editing project, and I know that I’ll find it eventually, but at the moment it feels very far away. (Though maybe that means it’s closer than it appears? Who knows, I’m just rolling with it.)

And over on Who Wears Who…
Today is day 8 of the Summer 10×10 Wardrobe Challenge, and I’ve been loving experimenting with a limited wardrobe again.

The basic premise of a 10×10 Wardrobe Challenge is to create a wardrobe of 10 pieces, that will create (at least) 10 looks, to be worn over 10 days – 10 pieces of clothing, 10 looks, 10 days, it has a beautiful symmetry to it.

Of course this time it’s not a 100% made by me wardrobe, but it’s still an exploration of personal style, and I’m enjoying mixing my handmade pieces with regular store-bought pieces just like I do day to day.

If personal style, and wardrobe challenges are of interest, come over and explore the new blog! I can’t wait for you to see it.

12
Jul
2017
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spinning, editing, and a new wardrobe challenge!

Each Wednesday, I post a snapshot of the projects I’m working on, and where my brain is at.

spinning yarn and editing shawl shaping

Summer 2017 10x10 Plaid Shirt+Black Jeans 4

It has been a week of writing, and editing, and spinning away.

The spinning project continues – I’ve always loved how easy it is fit spindle spinning into a couple of minutes here and there throughout the day.

The rewriting/editing continues – and continues, and continues, and continues.

And I stared a new style blog! If you’ve been around for awhile, and enjoyed following along with The Self-Made Wardrobe Project, I think you’ll really enjoy this project. My aim is to explore a more curious, conscientious, sustainable approach to clothing and style – with that in mind the blog is called Who Wears Who?

I’m kicking things off by joining in on the Summer 10×10 Wardrobe Challenge hosted by Caroline of Un-Fancy, and Lee of Style Bee. The basic premise of the 10×10 Wardrobe Challenge is to create a wardrobe of 10 pieces, that will create (at least) 10 looks, to be worn over 10 days – 10 pieces of clothing, 10 looks, 10 days, it has a beautiful symmetry to it.

It’s been about two years since I did a (non-travel prompted) wardrobe challenge, so I’m having tons of fun with this one. Today is Day 3, so there’s still time to catch up, and even join in if you want to. Come over, check out the new blog, which you can find here at Who Wears Who?, let me know what you think and be sure to follow along with the summer 10×10 wardrobe challenge over on Instagram.

5
Jul
2017
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spinning yarn, and editing words

Each Wednesday, I post a snapshot of the projects I’m working on, and where my brain is at.

spinning yarn and editing

It’s been one of those weeks where I had no interest in working on fixing a fair isle project. I didn’t have time to sit down and focus on it, plus my brain was just not going to click into a project that complicated.

So I pulled out a couple ounces of merino spinning fiber, and my trusty spindle. I have about 50 grams each of the bright-aqua, and the royal blue. I split both colors in half, then spun half of one and half of the other into one single. And plan to do the same with the second half. Then I’ll ply them together into a heavy laceweight 2-ply yarn.

For me spinning projects are always a nice light project that I never have to think too much about, or plan too carefully.

Shawl Geometry Book Three edits continue. Though at this point many pages are being straight up rewritten, and I’m starting to wonder what I’m going to do for a photography background once I’m finished.

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