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
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
(Note: I found this post in my drafts 6/25 and I am not sure how it came to be there. I apologize and am republishing with minor edits) Hello all, I am checking in briefly to make clear my thoughts and feelings on the recent discussions of race, diversity, and inclusion in the knitting community. … 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