Monthly Archives: March 2016

Breaking Down the Sweater

About a year ago I purchased a sweater from the second-hand store for the express purpose of disassembling¬†it. This weekend, I finally had a free moment to get to work. First, I figured out how it was seamed and began … Continue reading

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Not Knitting?

Today I host a workshop. Tomorrow, I knit! And spin! And and and . . .  

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Indie Dyer Feature: What the Flock!

Well, it’s that time again . . . Indie Dyer Time! Today, I have Joe Cole from What the Flock (love that name, don’t you??) Joe graciously agreed to share some info about his dying process and inspiration with us. … Continue reading

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Oh . . . Those Aren’t Mine?

I finished my second pair of socks meant for me! As with much of my knitting, I gave away the first pair to my sister-in-law for Xmas. So, this was actually my first pair and I was sooo excited to … Continue reading

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Ravelry: Looking Backward and Forward

Ahhh, Ravelry. One of my favorite spaces in which to play. I love the blog and the progress it records in this knitting life, but Ravelry . . . well, that is a fine distillation of the finished projects. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Indie Dyer Feature: Casual Fashion Queen!

Happy weekending everyone! Today, I have the pleasure of featuring Sheena McNeely of Casual Fashion Queen. Sheena has been dyeing fleece and yarn for a few years now, and her colorways are the talk of my internet yarning groups: one … Continue reading

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Close Knits!

My partner (the amazing Amazon reviewer) received this funky microscope in the mail. As part of his review he asked for random things around the house that could be magnified . . . so, of course, I grabbed some fiber, … Continue reading

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When Homemade Socks Are Normal

Last night, I Kitchenered the toes and wove in the ends on the latest pair of socks for S. Now, don’t get me wrong, he is the most appreciative of knitwear receivers. But . . . handknit socks have been … Continue reading

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Indie Dyer Feature:Groovy Hues Fibers

This week, I am super happy to feature another indie dyer whose work I LOVE: Suzanne Burkett of Groovy Hues Fibers! Suzanne is full of life and color ¬†. . . and wonderful stories, of course! She was on an … Continue reading

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First Fiber

So, I volunteered to teach an enrichment class at my local middle school–the same one where my son goes to 6th grade. And . . . it was approved! The best part: this is not a class with books and … Continue reading

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