Category Archives: unexpected

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

Posted in community, friends, tools, unexpected, yarn, yarn bowl, yarn-lover | 3 Comments

Featured Artist: Helen Crawford of CrawCrafts Beasties

Sometimes a maker comes along in social media and, well, you just fall in love. That’s how it was for me with Helen and her Beasties. I caught a glimpse of a small, very stylized little being climbing a tree … Continue reading

Posted in community, Craw Craft Beasties, found, interview, knitters, knitting, maker, unexpected, unicorns | 7 Comments

CrAzY singles!

First, thank you all so much for your well wishes–I’m happy to report that I am on the mend! No more fever, at the very least. And I feel like less of a pariah online, as there is NO chance … Continue reading

Posted in experiment, How'd THAT happen??, singles, spinning, superwash, unexpected, yarn | 14 Comments

Episode 11: Aileas & Aniroonz Sheep Co.

Episode 11 is here! Looking forward to chattering with you about my new¬†Aileas¬†sweater, a field trip to Aniroonz Sheep Co., and some lovely new acquisitions–including Aniroonz Story Based yarns: Partner and Begin. Plus, Rachel Smith’s new Ply article and a … Continue reading

Posted in breed, community, custom yarn, CVM, episode, farm, fleece, karakul, lincoln longwool, skirting, teeswater, travel, unexpected, video, wensleydale, yarn, yarn-lover | 9 Comments

Knitwear on North Face

We just watched North Face (2008) for the second time. If you have not seen this German film about climbing the Eiger in the shadow of Nazi Germany, well, maybe you should! But be warned, it doesn’t end well . … Continue reading

Posted in film, found, handwork, knitting, mitten, scarf, socks, sweater, unexpected, unicorns | 5 Comments

Searching for the Perfect Pink . . .

I have fallen in love with Isabell Kramer‘s new pattern, Aileas. Love at first sight, mind you–and that is saying something because, really, I have favorited most of her sweaters in Ravelry. Before the pattern even dropped (as it did … Continue reading

Posted in acquisitions, Aileas, found, love, pattern, unexpected, yarn, yarn shopping, yarn-lover | 11 Comments

Sick Child, Socks, and Swatches

I posted a quick snap of Spencer’s new socks on Instagram the other day–I was so excited that @MissBabs commented on the socks (!) I’ve since worked the gusset and part of the foot and I have some things to … Continue reading

Posted in distracted, knitting, Miss Babs, sick, socks, swatch, sweater, unexpected | 4 Comments