Instead of posting to social media and becoming distracted, I hope to periodically write about what I'm working on. I've ignored web stats for years, so it should solve that issue. I don't know yet if they'll all be long posts with multiple pictures like this one, or a short one image post — similar to current social media. Time will tell. Project 1 — … [Read more...] about in progress (11 june 2020)
First things first: Black lives matter. Looking to learn? I found How to be an Antiracist (library availability) as well as Me and White Supremacy (library availability) two good places to start. I'm currently reading The Torture Letters (library availability) and earlier today was alerted to this Map and Reflection Guide. Looking to donate? Please, I … [Read more...] about learn. donate. help.
I hope this post finds you and yours well as we begin to understand our “new normal.” We adapt. We mourn. We celebrate. We wash our hands. While I (once again) haven't been consistent in writing here, I've been working with yarn and fiber. Some days I work on designs with intricate details that are unique and make me feel brilliant and creative. On other … [Read more...] about Working with Anzula’s Yarns
Today I'll share what I learned while swatching Oink Pigments Mystic. This is a relatively new yarn, it debuted last summer. It's my new favourite and absolutely delicious to knit and crochet. Mystic is a 3-ply DK weight yarn and is 100% 17-micron (µ) Superwash Merino. It retails for $29/skein. What does that mean? The 3-ply makes a round yarn. The … [Read more...] about swatch project: oink pigments mystic
Instead of writing here, the time that I normally set aside for this has been devoted instead to swatching. Here's the resulting pile of some of what I've worked up over the past several weeks: This includes yarns from Anzula, Artyarns, Lorna's Laces, Oink Pigments, and Yarn Over New York. What will these swatches become? A few are for … [Read more...] about swatching & schedule
I know. It's the time of year when we're bombarded by lists about the best gifts for everyone we know. While it's not my personal tradition to go gift crazy this time of year, here are my suggestions for now and year-round! Gift one: Time Right now everyone wants more time. Perhaps you could help out with chores or errands. Maybe offer to … [Read more...] about five gift ideas