The days of only finding one style of needle or hook in the craft aisle at the local grocery store are long over. Thanks to the internet, international shipping, and several clever and talented independent creators, there are now a plethora of needle and hook styles available that can help extend your crafting time. If… Continue reading Chronic Pain and Crafting, Part 1: Needles & Techniques
Anyone else pumped to get into spooky season? You know I'm always excited for anything involving ghosts and witches. Here are a few spooky-themed patterns to inspire you for fall. Note: All links go to Ravelry unless otherwise noted. https://images4-f.ravelrycache.com/uploads/SaraRBarbosa/812006614/IMG_20211012_132123_medium2.jpg Halloween Dolls Set by Sara Barbosa Halloween Bat by Mariya Stany https://images4-g.ravelrycache.com/uploads/Lululoves/654547027/CrochetWebCollar2.jpg Halloween Web Collar… Continue reading Halloween Knitting Patterns
September 11, 2022–Canada’s Great Northwest Fibre Fest has been announced, but only limited details are available at this time. Continue to check their website for updates. September 16-18, 2022--Cumberland Mountain Yarn retreat hosted by The Yarn Patch in Crossville, TN. There are a ton of planned activities and classes in every fiber discipline you can imagine, but… Continue reading Knit Tea September 2022
I will say that one of the best things about my move to Washington is that we don't get extremely hot summers here. It holds pretty steady around 60 degrees year round, give or take. This is great for me, since my broken thyroid means my internal thermostat is busted and there's a very narrow… Continue reading Summer Knitting
Sometimes we start a project super eager, enthusiastic, and with a ton of drive and desire to get it done. And then.... Yeah, it's one of those projects. The thing is, it shouldn't have been. This sweater is self-designed, and it's made to be simple. It is a tube with arm holes. There are no… Continue reading French Vanilla Sweater
Nowadays, most of my finished objects are showing up on my podcast with more detailed descriptions on top of the progress shots, but I still wanted to share a few recent pieces here. First up, we have the hat which is going with the WWI sweater. It's made of Knitpicks Twill worsted in the color… Continue reading A Selection of Finished Objects
Well, not quite. But I have seen some discussion lately on Twitter about the potential of re-infecting oneself through your knitting. As someone who has been infected with practically everything (thanks, retail), has a weakened immune system, and has dealt with everything from parasites to viruses to bedbugs, here are some things I have learned… Continue reading Is Knitting Contagious?
I admit it, I'm a sucker for "What's in my bag" videos over on youtube. So here are my essentials for crafting. Note that some of these are not knitting specific, but more for creating in general. And you know, just generally handy things when I'm on the go. This little flamingo pouch lives in… Continue reading What’s in my Knitting Bag?
Just in time for the holiday season, I'm adding a few physical goods to my gumroad shop, including stitch markers, some handknits, and a few destash items. If you're of a mind, please go check them out! Patrons also have a cheeky coupon code available... I've also made updates to the services tab above. Due… Continue reading New Additions to the Gumroad Store
As you might expect, I did a good deal of knitting during my break. After my bout of finishing right before the move, I wanted to cast on All The Things. The first one I finished was this shawl. It's had a few different incarnations and been torn out several times. I like the finished… Continue reading Finished Objects