Monthly Archives: December 2015

To Learn List 2016

As some of you know, I love lists! And even my knitting and spinning cannot escape this desire to catalogue. So, each year, for the last few years, I have written an annual “To Learn” list. Yes, sometimes things on … Continue reading

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Christmas Finale!

As you may recall, last Christmas I gave my family gift cards for knitted objects. I managed to finish my mom and Jen’s hats, my auntie’s mittens, and, yesterday, just before the year-long deadline, I finished Angie’s mittens. She requested … Continue reading

Posted in craft, design, duplicate stitch, finished objects, gift, holiday, mitten, small projects, technique, Walking Dead | 6 Comments

Dryer Ballz

I have been wondering about dryer balls for sometime now. Folks in my SAPGAP group often ask for leftover fiber to be made into dryer balls. I have seen them at my guild meet-ups and at local craft fairs. So, … Continue reading

Posted in crafting, felting, firsts, holiday, information, instruction, learning, wool | 8 Comments

From Ours to Yours

Happy Holidays!

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Drying (Amy’s) Socks

I’m happy to say that Amy’s socks are complete and super cute! (Hi Amy!) That makes for 5 pairs of socks this year (about 4 in the past 3 months)–I think that’s a pretty steady output. I feel confident enough … Continue reading

Posted in finished objects, hack, knitting, self-patterning, self-striping, socks, technique | 8 Comments

Stashing Time

We have had a few visitors of late–family and friends. And many have taken a tour of the house (so many repairs over the years! it’s an 1890s house after all) and, inevitably, the “yarn room”. Now, I am proud … Continue reading

Posted in fiber, meditation, obsession, stash, unexpected, yarn, year-long | 2 Comments


Yarn and chickens. What do they have in common? The answer that I came to early this (sleepless) morning: quarantine. A few years ago before we needed to travel so much, my family and I kept chickens. Many, many chickens … Continue reading

Posted in chickens, obsession, organization, sorting, stash, tricks and tips, why?, yarn | 4 Comments

Crafts I Have Loved Before

It’s the holidays, and, for me–the perpetual student/teacher–this has traditionally meant at least a week of hanging around crafting stuff. When I was younger, I would make elf costumes for myself (have I said too much?) so that I could … Continue reading

Posted in craft, cross stitch, inspiration, unexpected | 6 Comments

Scottish Yarn Tour!

Well, hello there! I’ve been away forĀ a symposium in St Andrews, Scotland I’m happy to be back with some fun news and reviews–and, of course, pretty yarn! For me, travel is a great excuse to check out the local yarn … Continue reading

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Amy’s Socks and . . .

One sock down and one to go! This is another Regia Arne and Carlos self-striping sock, and it really grabs people’s attention! I wish I were a true fair isler . . . but until then, I love the illusion … Continue reading

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