#yearofmaking #2: Week 3

#yearofmaking #2: Week 3

Over the course of the third week of my second year of making, my days ranged from one extreme on the make-o-metre to the other. On one day I spent a couple of hours making soap; on the next I spent a few minutes cutting that soap. One day I made cookies with my kid....
Homemade Deodorant, Part I

Homemade Deodorant, Part I

It’s a slippery slope, you guys. Once I started making soap, eventually everything I put on my body seemed like a no-brainer to just make myself. I no longer buy soap, obviously, or shampoo, or lip balm. I’m getting there with lotion, too. For quite a...
Passing Down Crochet

Passing Down Crochet

One of the unexpected results of my first year of making was that my kid saw me making stuff all the time. When he was a baby and young toddler, I did the vast majority of my making when he was asleep, but I started making stuff daily right after he turned three, and...

Hand Spinning in the Digital Age

A photo posted by Kim Werker (@kpwerker) on Nov 11, 2014 at 9:27am PST Back in 2006, I bought myself a spinning wheel (an Ashford Joy) to celebrate being hired as editor of Interweave Crochet. I got a copy of Alden Amos’s book, and was excited to get down to...