I have a large collection of stoles, shawls, scarves, and cowls I've knitted (and purchased) over the years. For a very long time, I didn't have an organized way to keep them and they were a large pile of mess. It saddened me because after taking hours to carefully knit an item I just dumped it in … [Read more...] about storage solutions
Today's rain led me to thinking about when wool gets wet, why it often should, and some of the best ways to do it. After all, my cats know that bathtime is important to keep looking good! As the season changes and we begin to set aside the heavy wool sweaters and socks for lighter-weight wear, … [Read more...] about april showers
"Be very very quiet!" is not the advice one should take when promoting one's business. I find it incredibly difficult to self-promote, if something (anything) else comes up ... While I've been very very quiet here, I've been working hard! My spring-time goal is to try to write something quick … [Read more...] about celebrate a #yearofmaking
Every day I love yarn, however today (11 October 2013) has been designated I Love Yarn Day by the Craft Yarn Council. How can you show your appreciation of yarn today and every day? There are many ways. Below, I've identified two that I feel help share the greatest amount of yarn love. Knit or … [Read more...] about happy i love yarn day!
A few weeks ago I attended an industry trade show, TNNA. I returned home (well, eventually) with many new yarn samples to try and a few skeins to work new designs with. It's very exciting and I look forward to working more with all of the yarns. The question I receive most often is "Do you … [Read more...] about summer swatching
As I mentioned in my recent newsletter, this is the summer of KALs! Two friends of Little Acorn Creations, Cooperative Press and What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? are hosting many knit-alongs (aka KALs) this summer. What is a knit-along? They're a way to help you stay motivated while … [Read more...] about knit along this summer