Update 7/19: I am still looking for testers! I have moved my test over to Yarn Pond: click here to see details, available sizes, and apply to test! Right now almost all sizes are available but the 30" (boxy and fitted styles), 50" fitted, 54" boxy, 58" (boxy and fitted styles), and 62" (boxy and … Continue reading Help Me Test My First Pattern!
How are you doing everyone? Holding up ok? We're all more or less ok over here but wow...that was a year, and 2021 is shaping up to have a similar level of tumult.* It started with a move, and then a baby, and then a pandemic, and a new job...and the whole "knit 17,543 yards … Continue reading Well That Was a Year
Sometimes staring at a tree is really restorative, you know what I mean? Hello dear readers, a quick check in. I wanted to stop by and say hello before we return to our usual lighthearted yarny content. How are you all? Doing ok? The past six months have been a doozy, and it’s ok if … Continue reading Untitled
Hello all, I hope this post finds you safe and well. I have tried to start this post and failed several times. In the US, tomorrow is Mother’s Day, so some sort of celebratory salutation seems to be required. But the world is such a sad, suffering place I have spent the week filled with … Continue reading For the Moms
Welcome back, readers, and thank you for all your well wishes on the last post. I hope you are all healthy and surviving this massive disruption. Staying at home was what I expected to be doing with my March so the Stashdown has proceeded without unexpected issues. The issue I should have expected is my … Continue reading Stashdown Quarter 1: Easily Distracted
Hello everyone, I have a new FO for you! This one was started on purpose in the summer, before the semi-accidental house, before the neverending story of repairs and renovation, before Peanut was a toddler of DESTRUCSHUN...wait, no, he’s been that for longer. My point is that I started this project before most of that … Continue reading Baby Surprise Jacket
Welcome back, everyone! Thanks for taking the time to catch up with my New Year's post. Ready to look at my plans for the year ahead? Me too!* If you're on Instagram, you've probably seen the Make Nine challenge, where sewists and other makers pick out nine projects they'd like to complete in the year … Continue reading Why Stop at Nine?
Here we are, everyone. We made it into a new decade. Did you all get through 2019 ok? Last year was a hard one for me. I said that about the year before last, but somehow last year got harder. Good things came, but not without a fight. I am so grateful to all the … Continue reading Looking Back, Looking Ahead
As longtime readers know, my tastes in yarn tend towards earthy and autumnal with the occasional gentle pastel or solid red. But a couple years back, I was living in Kansas and my dearly departed LYS got in HEDGEHOG FIBRES. There was a whole group of us who would meet up at the shop and … Continue reading Something Different
Hello everyone, remember how I said I was going to knit another Mermaid Crop Top? I really did it! I feel like I leveled up finishing this project: my notes from the first one were comprehensive enough to duplicate with ease, the yarn I chose gave me the intended fabric, and I was even able … Continue reading Level Up