I've made some progress on my cowl/capelette in the past few days despite fighting a cold, working on new yarns for my Etsy shop, and performing the normal daily grind of activities that we all have to face. I love the colors in this yarn but I'm still worried that it obscures the stitch pattern… Continue reading Cowl/Capelette Progress
One dragon is completed and the other one has been cast on! I've been busy with other projects (like yarn dyeing) which has slowed down my knitting progress. But I'm still super excited about the Drops Air yarn and my new dragon friend who I think I'll call Steve. To follow the shape of my… Continue reading Dragons, Dyes, and an Awesome Hank Winder
Weeks ago, I designed a baby sweater, Nautty, for my nephew, Nautty. With my nephew hundreds of miles away, I didn't have a baby to model my newest design. And, since I decided to save the sweater as a Christmas present, I've had to wait all this time to get any pictures to share of… Continue reading Nautty Finally Meets Nautty.
My kids got into the yarn painting madness with me this week. All my dyeing gear was brought out to the back yard and we had a great time mixing colors and trying out some new dyes like "hot fuchsia" and "chartreuse". They were very pleased with the results of their efforts and I'm sure… Continue reading No More White Yarns!
A pile of unwanted t-shirts has recently become a basket of t-shirt yarn. I have grand visions of a beautiful oval t-shirt rug flying off my needles sometime soon. There's a particularly sweet teenager in my life who enjoys making videos that put together a video tutorial for me on how to turn an old… Continue reading Next on the Needles- T-shirt Yarn!
I'm reaching the end of a cake of yellow yarn that has been in my stash for ages (years). It's got me thinking about where this particular ball of yarn has been and what it has become and why I keep all those tiny bits of beautiful yarn lingering about my house. Several years ago,… Continue reading Secret Life of Yarn- Well, My Yarn Anyways
I couldn't help myself and went yarn shopping. As a recent transplant to Richmond, VA, I've had the great pleasure of exploring new local yarn shops. This past weekend I ventured into The Yarn Basket and was welcomed by the friendliest and warmest people. If you are ever in the area, I highly recommend dropping… Continue reading Locally Sourced Alpaca