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
Hello All! If you are just tuning in and wondering what this yarn hop thing is about, check out yesterday's post. All caught up? Let's talk about day two. When I'd first proposed this scheme to my adventure buddies, I had no expectation of them spending an eight hour day with me, let alone signing … Continue reading Yarn Hop Day Two
Hello dear readers! After getting myself into a grump thinking about Thanksgiving, I did my best to return to a better mood with lots of knitting. That helped a lot, and discovering that 10 Things I Hate About You is now on Netflix erased all the rest of my grumpiness. Today, I bound off my … Continue reading Yarn Hop
Mousie and I are having an adventure this weekend!
Still not 100% here, but I can't wait any longer to show you my latest FO: the much-awaited Midtown Cardigan. Ok, so maybe none of you were holding your breath for it. But I started this sweater last September, shortly after I received my copy of Midwestern Knits. All the patterns in that books are … Continue reading I Miss My Photo Stylist
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
Today in the US we have a holiday. I am trying to make the most of the day, alternating knitting in my jammies with lightbulb-changing and handknit handwashing. Last week at this time, Querido and I were on a train bound for Inverness and the Great Tapestry of Scotland. As I sit here, well … Continue reading Planning
Sleeves and a Konditor and Cook merengue make for a good morning.
When I am trawling Ravelry, searching for just the right pattern, the pattern that will fit all my hopes for a particular yarn, the pattern that everyone loves, I will occasionally come across a pattern that hardly anyone has knitted. I always stop to wonder why--are none of the people who knit this one on … Continue reading Hidden Treasures