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
Hello all, we're getting closer to something resembling organization over here. Peanut has begun sleeping in his crib, giving me a few brief interludes in the day during which I can complete tasks unimpeded or, novelty of novelties, string two thoughts together. Remember back at the beginning of the year, when I was going to … Continue reading Undone by Peanut Butter