Irrational Fears of Knitting and Crocheting

In no particular order… 1. Patterns with charts 2. Going to your first Stitch & Bitch meeting 3. Lace and/or laceweight yarn 4. Colorwork 5. Cables 5.a. Cables without a cable needle (MADNESS!) 6. Your first garment (it’ll prob be a baby sweater) 7. Your first garment for you (whip out that tape measure for…… Continue reading Irrational Fears of Knitting and Crocheting

The Dilemma of Gifted Yarn

If you knit or crochet long enough, you may end up receiving yarn as gifts from friends or family. This can be wonderful if those people know what brands you like to craft with and/or your preferred color palette. But it can also present an awkward situation for you if the yarn you’ve been gifted…… Continue reading The Dilemma of Gifted Yarn

Year of the Frog

I am writing this during breaks between undertaking a very unsavory task. One that sometimes can be satisfying, depending on the circumstances. Circumstances such as the top-down knee high socks that I attempted back in 2014, which made it as far as two attempts at the cuff before I tossed it into hibernation. I finally…… Continue reading Year of the Frog

Stitch & Bitch groups

They are a wonderful thing, being surrounded by other people who share your “weird” obsession with all things yarn. They get you out of the house on a semi-regular basis. Your fellow crafters can be a source of inspiration, encouragement, and knowledge. But what if you just don’t click with the other S&B members? You…… Continue reading Stitch & Bitch groups