Hello all, today's super-delayed sweater post is not really useful for the northern hemisphere. If Insta bears any semblance to reality, everyone up here is tossing their worsted wool back into the stash to run full-force into summer knitting. So hi everyone in the southern hemisphere, pull out your needles! I've got a really fun … Continue reading In the Wrong Hemisphere
Hello all, I am checking in briefly to share my thoughts and feelings on the recent discussions of race, diversity, and inclusion in the knitting community. I am sad to say that up until this winter I lived in a world where the most of the designers, dyers, and crafters I followed looked like me … Continue reading The Hard Post
Well good morning everyone and hello new readers! When Sarah Instagrammed the sweater I knit in her Less Traveled yarn, I had no idea how much traffic would result. Then the spam comments started popping up, and I realized there had to be a fair number of real eyeballs out there too. So I guess … Continue reading What Next?
Greetings, all, from the cusp of the new year. The old year ended with a deliciously gray, rainy day. We had a rare few days of proper winter here in Phoenix, with dirty clouds, a sharp breeze, and threats of freezing overnight. I know all this is nothing novel to a lot of you, but … Continue reading Year Out, Year In
Hello dear readers! Last I checked in we were talking about insanely large deadline projects and how Phoenix summer was refusing to die. Well, the remnants of a storm from Mexico finally chased off the worst of the heat and the plain old tipping of the planet did the rest, and I'm onto a new … Continue reading Of Course it Will Work
While I was pondering where the dickens my summer went, I remembered there was this other thing I knitted. It was a blanket called Intarsia Mountain, a test-knit for the super cool, super nice Heidi of Hands Occupied. It was sort of large-ish. Ok, it used seven skeins' worth of yarn in 10 colors, I … Continue reading Large-Ish
Hello there readers. Remember me? I've been feeling a lot lately like I am in a Groundhog Day-esque alternate reality. I wake up, think "hey, it'd be nice if I blogged today," and then the day is eaten up in a never-ending stream of baby duties punctuated by halfhearted housekeeping. Then I crash into bed, … Continue reading Summer of Shawls