What's that? You thought I was on a yarn diet? Yeah, me too. *sigh* Vacation yarn doesn't count, right? ...Right? The first store I visited with my long-suffering husband was The Yarnery. I've had family in St. Paul for years and this was the first time I'd been there--shameful! It was a friendly store in… Continue reading Twin Cities Yarn Haul
Welcome to a new series here on the blog! In my Maker Spotlight series, I'll be highlighting, or--wait for it--spotlighting makers whose work I enjoy. These are not sponsored posts, nor are they hard-hitting reviews. This is just a way for me to share more handmade things that I enjoy. For this inaugural post, the… Continue reading Maker Spotlight: Notes By Post
I'll be spotlighting shops and makers on my blog! I like finding new people to follow, and I hope you will, too. These won't be reviews, so don't expect hard-hitting investigative journalism. Just fun overviews of of things I enjoy.
This go-round, I used the search term "metal flower".
I've been putting off doing this post because I'm sort of embarrassed at what an EPIC FAILURE my yarn diet was the past couple months. I don't even want to post what I bought. I mean, it's not like I had to sell a kidney to pay for it, and there's still room to live… Continue reading Yarn Diet – April & May 2019
I've been in a bit of a slump recently, craftwise. I haven't created anything from scratch lately. However, I have been diligently plugging along on my Arcadia Shawl by Dawn Barker of Chasing Rabbits Fiber. I wanted to finish it in time to wear it out this spring, but as today's forecast is for a high… Continue reading What I’m Working On – May 25, 2019
You may have noticed I've been a bit quiet lately (whether you care is a separate issue ;)). It's summer, we're outside a lot, and most importantly, my toddler has dropped her nap. I miss that nap, guys. I miss it. Anyhoo, I'll still be posting content as time allows throughout the summer. The good… Continue reading Update and Hello!
I did pretty good this month! I did purchase yarn for a project a friend requested, and then I did what I always do and bought some more. (I was at my favorite yarn store! I was supporting the local economy! Are you buying any of this!) I kept it to two skeins of undyed,… Continue reading Yarn Diet – March 2019 Review
It finally feels like spring here in Wisconsin! I mean, provided you ignore the mornings with 30 degree weather. Which I do. The only snow left is the massive parking lot mountain at the grocery store. Woo! I haven't had much of a chance to work on anything lately. My toddler was sick, and then… Continue reading Spring Has Sprung! Sort Of.
Angst. I'm working on angst. This hat, man. It's given me fits. It's for a wonderfully patient and chill friend who is willing to work with me until I get what she wants right. The vertical lines of horizontally worked crochet are a key feature, so I can't do my normal hat construction. Nothing like… Continue reading What I’m Working On – March 17, 2019