Category Archives: why?

Variegated?

Today, a simple question: why variegated yarn? Why? Why does it draw me in and make me want to pick it up, to buy it, to imagine it becoming something that somehow magically maintains the look of the beautifully dyed … 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

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Quarantine

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

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I’ll show you mine if you explain yours . . .

I’ve been knitting for about four years now; I’ve made exactly one shawl. This is not for lack of interest. I absolutely love *looking* at shawl patterns and imaging the delicate lace work. But I’m not much of a shawl … Continue reading

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