Instead of becoming distracted by posting to social media, I periodically write about the projects I’m working on here. Honestly, there hasn't been much progress on existing projects since the last time I wrote. The humidity this summer was not kind to my planned work and there were too many large projects. No one wants a lapful of wool in August! New … [Read more...] about in progress (25 September 2020)
Tomorrow, 12 September 2020, is Local Yarn Store Day. I hope you'll find a way to support participating stores and businesses. This day was designed to celebrate and support local yarn stores, think of it as a yarn crawl of sorts. This year, like most everything, things are different. Please check out each shop to learn how you can shop safely. Ways to … [Read more...] about local yarn store day, 2020
In the last post, I invited you to join in the swatch project. Together we will build our own library of information so we can make better informed substitutions. We'll do this by researching details about the yarn and swatching. There are many other projects to help you learn to swatch. My goal for this project is to help you build a personalized library … [Read more...] about Swatch Library Project, First Steps
Over the past year, there have been increasing discussions online about yarn substitution, design samples, and accessibility. This year has been one of change and the focus of this post is no different. Today I’ll write a little about the essential crux of the question, Can I change that?. There are future posts planned will discuss how to systematically go … [Read more...] about Can I Change That?
As I organize my studio following the mini-renovation, I've been winding a lot of yarn. While I often quip that winding yarn is a form of exercise, I've wanted a motorized ball winder for a very long time. We're a DIY family. In addition to a large amount of fabric, craft supplies, and woodworking tools, we have a vast number of electronic parts. For … [Read more...] about do the electric wind
Has this happened to you? You fall in love with a yarn and a stitch pattern and are determined to stay the course even when it's obvious they're not a good match? Perhaps the yarn is too variegated for the stitch, or it doesn't work for the yarn structure, or it's not the right stitch for the maker at this time. That's the fate of my current pair of … [Read more...] about stitch rhythm