Tag Archives: yarn

Letting Go

I’m moving. I’m moving to a smaller home. Everyone in the family must pare down possessions to accommodate. And that includes -gasp- my knitting stuff. Books, yarn, tools, bags, accessories…every item must be assessed and either accorded a space in … Continue reading

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S is for Swap

Ravelry has many, many different discussion boards, practically one for any interest you can name. If there isn’t one, you can start it. Several of the groups I belong to periodically put together swaps. These are delightful arrangements in which … Continue reading

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Acquisition Central, or A Good Mail Week

What a lovely week it’s been! I got three club shipments and caught a Woolmeise update at The Loopy Ewe (thank you, Twitter push notifications!).  What did the mailman bring me? SpaceCadet Creations sent me a lovely sock yarn in … Continue reading

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Whatever holiday it is, I got yarn, and that’s what counts.

Happy post-Christmas let-down! We’re in that limbo between Christmas and New Year’s where many of us have children to entertain for a solid week. I fear that a visit to Chuck-E-Cheese is in my near future. To take my mind … Continue reading

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WTF? or Darn, There’s a Hole in my Sock, Redux

Not that long ago, I darned a hole in the ball of the foot on one of my Simplicity socks (pattern by Janel Laidman) and shared the process with you. A couple days ago, I went to wear them again … Continue reading

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A Knitter’s Thanks

It’s Thanksgiving in the USA, and I like to take this time to think about all the things for which I am grateful. The part of that I want to share with you: things I am thankful for, as a … Continue reading

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Never look gift yarn in the mouth

…or something like that. A very good friend of mine invited me to a “Yarn Riot” sale about a week before Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool. I was both working and saving my pennies for the orgy of yarn shopping I … Continue reading

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Fall getting you down? A short rumination on the moods of dyers.

Evidently a lot of independent yarn dyers are getting sad that fall is approaching. I received yarn from three clubs today.  Here they are: Now, I love grey, but this is a little uncanny, don’t you think? All three of … Continue reading

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Darn it! There’s a hole in my hand knit sock!!

The temperature has dropped around here, and I pulled out my hand knit socks last week. I was wandering around the house today, when I became aware of a strange sensation: linoleum meeting my foot. I was quite surprised to … Continue reading

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The Mitten of Oppression

TKGA Level 2: Fair Isle Mitten.  Such annoying words.  I have now knit this mitten twice, and I still don’t really like it.  I’m trying to convince myself to submit this mitten, but I’m not too sure it will pass … Continue reading

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