Update 7/19: I am still looking for testers! I have moved my test over to Yarn Pond: click here to see details, available sizes, and apply to test! Right now almost all sizes are available but the 30" (boxy and fitted styles), 50" fitted, 54" boxy, 58" (boxy and fitted styles), and 62" (boxy and … Continue reading Help Me Test My First Pattern!
How are you doing everyone? Holding up ok? We're all more or less ok over here but wow...that was a year, and 2021 is shaping up to have a similar level of tumult.* It started with a move, and then a baby, and then a pandemic, and a new job...and the whole "knit 17,543 yards … Continue reading Well That Was a Year
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
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
Hello all, and welcome to real and proper summer in Phoenix. None of those cool mornings and soft nights. This phase of summer is the real deal, where your lip gloss gets weird in your bag and the shadows of lampposts are so stark they look like debris in the road. Today I have for … Continue reading The Millennials Finally Got Me
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
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 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
Goodness--where have the weeks gone? One minute I was furiously knitting Mother's Day gifts and the next it was August. Some kids are already back in school in Phoenix, which I simply cannot wrap my head around. We are still in the throes of summer, weather-wise, and we will remain so for another month at … Continue reading Bottom of the Bag