Category Archives: book review

Episode 67: The Gorilla In the Room!

Well, knitting friends . . . sometimes you miss the BIG stuff when you’re looking at the details. Here is my story of woe! Plus, fiber mill talk about Blackberry Ridge Woolen Mill, a Making Stories Review, and giveaways old … Continue reading

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Book Review: Making Stories 2

It’s here, it’s here! The latest Making Stories print magazine is out and I found my review copy in the post just last evening. Of course, I raced inside, tore open the package, and sat down with a cup of … Continue reading

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Review: Hikaru Noguchi’s Darning

Repair, Make, Mend–it’s a philosophy, and a good one, if you’re a knitter or a crafter of any kind. It’s also the subtitle of Hikaru Noguchi’s Darning book, now available in an English language edition.¬†Published by Hawthorne Press, the book … Continue reading

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The September Collection by Making Stories

Hello yarn friends! As some of you know, Im an ambassador for Making Stories–a super cool, indie outfit out of Berlin, Germany. I’ve been a fan of Hanna Lisa and Verena for a long while now and, as a journal … Continue reading

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Episode 52: Learning Through Failure

Hello fiber friends! Episode 52 is about the learning curve–just how much we can benefit from failure . . . Spencer joins me for the discussion and I do have an FO to share: my Dark Pearl is now fully … Continue reading

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Episode 49: Books, KALs, and Nerdyness

Hello everyone and welcome to Episode 49! I’ll admit to getting a little bit nerdy in this one: We’re talking about stitch dictionaries and charts, Lithuanian knitting, book reviews, and modification KALs for 2019. It’s pretty packed in here . … Continue reading

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Episode 32: What’s with the Weird FO?!

Episode 32¬† is packed with maker madness! My new book is out!!! And there is a Targhee spin to discuss! Plus, two, yes, two sweaters!¬† In the mail: Shakleton Yarn from Fiber Trek, a Knit Together Project square; and some … Continue reading

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Episode 31: All Things Irish!

Episode 31 features all things Irish: yarn, dyers, designers! Oh, and some wool washing via fermentation! Yum! Come hang out to talk about LB Handknits sweaters, a beautiful FO featuring Jennifer Guyor’s Pace and Presence Yarn, and some fun things … Continue reading

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