Qiviut – Alaskan Grown

July 29th, 2009

What better souvenir from Alaska than some muskox wool? None that I can think of. OK, well maybe tons of salmon and halibut. Since I haven’t  been able to catch any fish at all while I have been here, I will happily take some qivuit. Qiviut, (sometimes spelled “qivuet”, “qiviuk”, “qiveut”, “qiviuq”, “kiviuk” or “qiviute’, […]

Fairbanks LARS

July 28th, 2009

Contact: (907) 474-7945 qiviut@uaf.edu Website Hours: Open 10 AM – 5 PM, 7 days a week See website for tour hours. Description: A farm, museum and yarn shop in one! The Large Animal Research Station conducts public tours of animal enclosures during the summer months, June through September. These tours allow the visitor a closer […]

Wrap it up

July 25th, 2009

Yesterday evening was entirely wasted. Well, not completely wasted since I did learn something, but pretty darn close! I spent the evening unwrapping and wrapping one 8oz/465yd bundle of wool. Why? Because I am a newbie. I am making a hat for Johnny and after showing him a bunch of different stitches and thicknesses, he […]

A Flyin Skein

July 22nd, 2009

Contact: 216 4th Avenue Seward, Alaska 99664-0048 907.224.KNIT Website Description: A Flyin’ Skein is a full service store, carrying a complete range of quality yarns, from affordable to luxury fibers. We offer a wide variety of knitting and crochet accessories. This place was pretty busy when I stopped in. Most of the customers were locals. […]

Socks v2

July 19th, 2009

Project: Black/Purple striped ladies socks (no pattern) Yarn: leftover Coats & Clark Red Heart Super Saver 4 ply 7oz Black & Coats & Clark Red Heart Super Saver 4 ply 7oz Lavender Tools: Size 5, 40″ Addi circular needle. Methods: Two at once, magic loop, figure 8 cast-on, short row heel Started: July 14th, 2009 […]

Memories And More

July 17th, 2009

Contact: 535 Second Ave, inside the Co-Op Plaza Fairbanks, Alaska 99701 (907) 456-3679 Website Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11a-6p Saturdays 11a-5p & by appointment Description: Modestly sized store in downtown Fairbanks, Alaska carrying a good selection of choice yarns. They have small spools of qiviut for sale in many shades! Lots of Addi needles to […]

Socks: A New Round

July 16th, 2009

Project: Black/Purple striped ladies socks (no pattern) Yarn: leftover Coats & Clark Red Heart Super Saver 4 ply 7oz Black & Coats & Clark Red Heart Super Saver 4 ply 7oz Lavender Tools: Size 5, 40″ Addi circular needle. Methods: Two at once, toe up, magic loop, figure 8 cast-on, short row heel Started: July […]

Socks = Completed

July 13th, 2009

Project: Men’s Size 11 socks Yarn: Coats & Clark Red Heart Super Saver 4 ply 7oz Black Tools: Boye Circular Aluminum Knitting Needle 16”-Size 7 Methods: Two at once, toe up, magic loop, figure 8 cast-on, short row heel, 1×1 ribbing Started: May 6th, 2009 Finished: July 13th, 2009 I finished my first pair of […]

Hi there!

July 11th, 2009

A crafting blog. Nice. How um…. unoriginal and boring. Too bad! I am creating it as a way to track my progress as I learn new skills and hone some old ones. A nice side effect would be the pressure to get more done faster since the world would know that I am procrastinating. Right […]