Hand Dyed Yarn Clearance

I've had the mantra, "keep it simple make it fun" for many years now. I adopted this mantra in college after finding a random sports t-shirt at Goodwill that had these words written across the front. I wore the t-shirt to absolute shreds and it exists no more, but it's words always resonated with me.

However, somewhere along the way I seemed to have lost track of my beloved mantra. Lately, I've...
May 17, 2013 by Rachel Jones

New- Basic Beenie Knitting Pattern

Basic Beenie Knitting Pattern Available Now!
Often when I tell someone I am a knitter, or someone see me knitting, I am asked to knit that person something. It's the funniest thing..... Does that ever happen to you?

As a result of constantly being asked to knit, I designed this simple little hat. Simple and flattering- perfect for everyone all shapes and sizes! It's the perfect pattern for gift...
May 15, 2013 by Rachel Jones

2/24/13 Shop Update :: Superwash Merino



Tonight I have four new colorways in my superwash merino base that I will be adding to my Etsy Shop. There are 4,4 oz 210 yard skeins of each new colorway. Also,these are repeatable colorways, so if you are interested in more skeins or a full sweater lot please just drop me a convo, email, or comment and I'll put together a dye lot just for you!

Although tonight's update is just a small one, it is...
April 24, 2013 by Rachel Jones

WIP Featuring OTR Hand Dyed Maine Yarn

Yes, it is true, I have started yet ANOTHER project. This really is so unlike me, typically I prefer to work on only one project at a time, but for heaven's sake there is so much pretty yarn in my house! I can't stop myself! I'm not sure when I am going to finish all these projects, but every morning I am very optimistic about it. That counts for something.... right?
Yesterday I cast on Dorie, a...
November 15, 2012 by Rachel Jones

Navajo Plying


NavajoBlog, originally uploaded by ontheroundfiberart.
Lately I've been experimenting with Navajo Plying, or chain plying handspun yarn. I work with hand painted roving a lot and I really like the way that the method retains the color changes in the wool.

When I am trying a new technique, I prefer to wing it initially, and then research the technique. The yarn above is my first attempt.

I've since...
February 13, 2012 by Rachel Jones