…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…
I think all knitters have a skein or two, or twelve, that for whatever reason is special. Really special. Too special to use right now, because it needs the perfect pattern, or because you’re not a “good enough” knitter yet. Or ma\nybe it has special memories attached to it: you bought it during your first…… Continue reading My Precious
Ever have things all planned out, and then life throws a wrench at you and everything unravels? Yeah. I had a bunch of holiday things planned out this week : baking, two vacation days off to spoil myself before being surrounded by people for the holidays, one of those days being spent in the Philly…… Continue reading Well That Sucked.
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”
This past weekend I attended the NY Sheep and Wool Festival, aka Rhinebeck for the first time ever! I have been hearing about Rhinebeck for past few years, from various people in past and current knitting groups, and from podcasters that I follow. Previously it had not really been an option for me, what with…… Continue reading Rhinebeck Recap from a First Time Attendee
Hey hey, crafty people! Hope your morning started better than mine. I left for work and forgot my coffee. I’ve been trying to get back into the habit of brewing my own, because it tastes better than the kcups at work and I don’t have time or money for Wawa coffee or Starbucks every morning.…… Continue reading Forgotten Coffee