…And I don’t mean gauge swatches or pre-washing yarns for colorwork. Moths. Nasty little things that will seek out your wool and lay eggs in it, so that the larva can eat it. GROSS. I never put much thought into moth protection before. While I lived with my mother, the only fiber chewing pest I…… Continue reading A Fiber Artist’s Worst Nightmare…
Whoops, I totally forgot to post a link to the new podcast episode and shownotes here!! Please enjoy The Perpetual Crafter Episode 03 – Lofty Goals !https://youtu.be/lvktS6xZ-8g Soundtrack: High Octane, provided royalty free by Bensound: https://www.bensound.com/ WIPs: Weekender by Andrea Mowry Yarn, Classic Elite Yarns Legend, 3126 (Purple) https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-weekender-5 First time ever doing tubular Cast On, tubular bind off and…… Continue reading The Perpetual Crafter Episode 03 – Lofty Goals
Oh it’s that time. When you start seeing the Instagram pics from the current fiber fest. I got to attend Rheinbeck for the first time this year, so there’s really no complaints, but I’m not sure I’ll ever make it to EYF, just for the fact that it’s in Scotland. Air fare and hotels are…… Continue reading #NotAttendingEYF
Oh hey crafty people! Looks like I took a little break there, last post was Feb 20… Whoops! Well you haven’t missed anything drastic or extremely exciting. I got caught up in a bad combo of work stress, mild seasonal depression, the usual migraine nonsense, and trying to get back into a workout and meal…… Continue reading I’m back!
Oh man, it’s been a while. Valentine’s day has come and gone, and I hope you had a wonderful day with your significant other doing things you enjoy. For all my single people, I hope you had a fantastic Thursday last week and were able to grab up some discount chocolate on Friday ❤ My…… Continue reading SNOW DAY!
There had been some discussion/mentioning on a few podcasts about calling on all the things recently. Skeindeer Knits podcast’s Eli is a big enabler in that department, and Kristin from Voolenvine has been doing it too. (All the love to Skeindeer and Voolenvine 🖤, if you don’t watch them on YouTube, you should) So let’s…… Continue reading No such thing as “too many WIPs”
Happy Saturday morning to you. Figured I’d try to get a post up while I have my coffee this morning, before I need to go get stuff done. I don’t know about you guys, but November creeped up SUPER fast this year. It probably doesn’t help that weekend has been pretty busy with stuff; mostly…… Continue reading Gift Knitting vs. Cast on all the things!!!
There has been much progress over the weekend. On Saturday, I got in some great car knitting as Dez drove us to a Japanese supermarket shopping center, Mitsuwa, that we enjoy. It’s a long drive. I powered through a good chunk of the color 3 section on my 3 Color Shawl, before stuffing my face…… Continue reading Progress!
I’ve been mostly knitting lately (well, only knitting lately), on two projects: a 3 Color Cashmere shawl (mine isn’t cashmere), and a Nor’easter cardigan. I’ve also cast on a pair of Indigo Leaves socks, because I need to do ALL the podcast KALs apparently. All of this knitting has been monopolizing my craft time, leaving…… Continue reading Anyone seen my crochet mojo?
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