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
Welcome back, everyone! January was a perfect example of how lots of making often translates into very little blogging. One of these projects is top secret, but thankfully another is ready to show off. Inspired by the very talented makers at my local craft guild, I have cracked my spinning wheel back out and made … Continue reading This Might Backfire
Earlier this year, when I lacked the brain space to blog, I was able to keep up with my blog reading. This provided a certain vicarious pleasure, but I found my comments falling into a rut. "I've always wanted to make that!" "I bought the yarn for this project years ago!" I've always wanted to … Continue reading The Bucket List
I am ridiculously competitive sometimes. Last week, when I was listing the few contents of a room for Querido, he jokingly bet that the spinning wheel in the closet would stay there until we moved again. It wasn't meant to be a challenge, but clearly I didn't have enough to do, because I took it … Continue reading Will Too
What Querido got for his birthday. It began with brushing Querido's very fuzzy cat Fermi: And collecting the kitty fuzzies. Then, because washing kitty fuzzies loose in the sink seemed like a good way to get myself a clogged drain, Melba and I got some window screening and used it as a support: Melba also … Continue reading Enquiring Minds Want to Know…
The only issue I have with finishing a big project like Lyttelton Brown is that it leaves me without anything to knit. If this weekend had not been the death throes of the semester (aka finals), I might have gone stash diving, emptying out half the bags in the stash tote and flipping through my … Continue reading Betwixt and Between
This weekend, I had a spinning adventure with my new/old spinning wheel. What spinning wheel? The Ashford Traditional I found at an upscale thrift shop in the middle of last semester. As I was checking out, the guy at the counter asked me, "Are you going to use it?"Yes, my good sir, I just had … Continue reading Spinning!
This weekend was a somewhat rocky one in project-dom. I attribute the trouble to my setting out to complete things. Why else would not one but two projects--in as many days--conspire against me?First there was a recycled t-shirt project that I've been working on, literally, for months. It began as a little seam-sewing exercise and … Continue reading Seeing Red