Close to home

Today is the first day of October. The beginning of the Halloween season that we all love 🖤🎃. It’s also Breast Cancer Awareness month. This month, you’ll be bombarded with advertisements from Susan G. Komen, a charity that had had controversial moments in the past, including defunding Planned Parenthood in 2012 and suing various smaller…… Continue reading Close to home

Progress!

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!

Anyone seen my crochet mojo?

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?

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

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