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.
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
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
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
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
To borrow a term from the beauty community, I'm going to shop my stash for projects this year.
Guys, it's cold. Like, so cold. Stupid cold. It's currently 1 degree F, with a wind chill of -11. My project of the moment is a lace-weight silk and mohair scarf, but I can't stop thinking about afghans. Both in a "will someone please cover me up with one" way, as well as a "I… Continue reading Brr!*
In writing this, it's become clear to me that my goal for 2019 is to be more intentional...