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
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
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
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
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!*