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
Greetings, readers! It has been two weeks now since Mousie and I returned from yarn school with ALL THE FIBER, and I've been trying to figure out how to unpack the whole experience. The premise of Yarn School is simple: twice a year, a couple dozen fibery people descend on a former school in the … Continue reading Mousie Does Yarn School
We are all tuckered out.
Last weekend, I attended the Knitting in the Heartland conference as a birthday gift for Querido, for whom I may need to knit another sweater after all the fiber I've bought. It was a fabulous birthday present, and a wonderful experience. The members of the Sunflower Knitting Guild were numerous and friendly, the vendor hall … Continue reading Different City, Same Mouse
Almost exactly one year after our wedding, Querido and I finally took our honeymoon. Guess where? LondonLondonLondonLondonLondon (and a smidge of Edinburgh and Inverness too). We had both visited before, but how can you ever have too much of London? In some ways, we were going back. In others, it was entirely new. I would … Continue reading What it Was Like
Goodness, where have I been? Since I posted last, spring came to Kansas. After the first day, which burst with chuckling robins, frolicking squirrels, cheery daffodils, and exuberant green buds, we have moved through fog, a heatwave, thunderstorms, and dreary dampness, which means it's spring in the Midwest for sure. What else? The cats and … Continue reading Hello Again
Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments on the blanket! After the dazedness that comes right after finishing a big project, I am feeling very pleased. I have another FO too, and I am absolutely dying to show you, but I can't...because it's a Christmas gift. I know--Christmas is eons away. It certainly feels like … Continue reading Volcanoes and High Seas
Thanks everyone for your happy thoughts on all the little fuzzies. They were extra cute this weekend--I think they could feel the good karma. Today we are not going to have a post about knitting (I know, sad sniffles from me too). In one life, I am a slightly mad knitter with lots of pets … Continue reading In Another Life