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?
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
(Title courtesy of Mark Mulcahy: I know the version off this album) Happy New Year, one and all! My plan for the new year was to indulge myself in a day of rest, relaxation, and knitting. The unwashed laundry and uncleaned bathrooms and wedding planning together managed to exert such gravitational pull, however, that I … Continue reading Happy Birthday Yesterday