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Maker Spotlight

Maker Spotlight: Notes By Post

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

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Series, What I'm Working On

What I’m Working On – May 25, 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

two skeins of brown wool
2019 Yarn Diet, Series

Yarn Diet – March 2019 Review

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

Series, What I'm Working On

What I’m Working On – March 17, 2019

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

2019 Yarn Diet

Yarn Diet – February 2019 Review

As I talked about last month, I've put myself on a yarn diet for 2019 in order to use up some of the excellent and tragically neglected yarn that's already in my stash. So, how'd I do in February? Great! I didn't buy any yarn or craft supplies of any kind (at least since Feb… Continue reading Yarn Diet – February 2019 Review

What I'm Working On

What I’m Working On – March 2, 2019

This week's project is baby beanies. I have several balls of very nice yarn (merino/silk blends, that kind of thing) that are too small to do much else with. They'd make a good striped scrap scarf project but I don't have enough yardage to complete one and I'm not interested in hoarding them for a… Continue reading What I’m Working On – March 2, 2019