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
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
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.
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.
In writing this, it's become clear to me that my goal for 2019 is to be more intentional...
I have a lot of pattern books. Stitch collections, patterns, and vintage patterns I got from my mom, my grandma, and thrift stores. I have a lot of other books, too. My husband has books. My kid has approximately 40 billion books. And, I have a small house. A lot of my books are stored,… Continue reading Pattern Book Chaos
A lot of us who craft have stories about a beloved older relative or friend introducing us to something that's become a lifelong love. I was always asking my grandma what she was working on and if I could watch her crochet. Now that I have my own daughter, I hope we can share moments… Continue reading Crafting with Kids