Category Archives: tools

Surprise: Yarn Bowl!

I don’t think I’ve told you all about the beautiful yarn bowl in my craft room. It’s a lovely, ceramic piece that would be perfect for working with a loose ball of yarn (or two); it even has guide holes … Continue reading

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To Comb or Not to Comb?

**If you are looking for the Pigeonroof Studio’s awesome giveaway, follow this link to YouTube, Episode 3 of the knittingthestash podcast and leave a comment  Ok, dear readers, this one if for the spinners and fiber preppers out there . … Continue reading

Posted in combed top, combs, community, fiber, fiber prep, homespun, plans, tools | 8 Comments

Why I Keep a Wheel in My Living Room

Yep. My spinning wheel is there: next to the couch and the computer and the knitting. Sometimes it gets in the way . . . sometimes I worry about my son and his friends getting a little too rambunctious around … Continue reading

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In Defense of DPNs

A hot topic . . . in knitting, at least. With magic loop and other circs available, I feel that many knitters have given up on DPNs as old-fashioned and hard to manage. I was knitting on some DPNs in … Continue reading

Posted in big questions, choices, DPNs, knitting, needles, review, tools, why? | 21 Comments