Review: Knitter’s Pride Dreams 10″ sock needles

These itty bitty needles are a new experience for me. I decided to try them on a whim after one of the cats chewed on my favorite Chai Goo sock needles and made them unusable. I bought these from Webs for about $10 each, in sizes US1/2.25mm and US2/2.75mm. I was actually trying to find… Continue reading Review: Knitter’s Pride Dreams 10″ sock needles


Pass, Fail, Promise: Period Drama

While I've mostly been avoiding television because of Nano, I did take a break to watch a few things on Netflix this week. Shockingly, all were period dramas from different countries. Pass: Populaire Country of Origin: France Rating: A- Okay, so we're talking about a French movie set in 1959 that centers around typewriters? Yep,… Continue reading Pass, Fail, Promise: Period Drama

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Pico Review: Knit, Swirl

Title:  Knit, SwirlAuthor: Sandra McIverPrice: USD $24.27Notes: When I mentioned knitting a circular swearter, someone linked to this book for inspiration. I was curious right off the bat, because I love the look of circular or "swirl" sweaters. I picked up my copy from the library, just to give it a quick browse before committing… Continue reading Pico Review: Knit, Swirl

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Quick Reviews

Intertwined: The Art of handspun yarn, Modern Patterns, and Creative Spinning by Lexi BoegerHonestly, I don't know what made me pick this book up. I knew from the cover that it was going to be about art yarn (that would be "non-traditional" yarns made from things like plastic bags, cassette tapes, and with stuff like… Continue reading Quick Reviews

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Book Review: Sew Retro

Sew Retro: A Stylish History of the Sewing Revolution by Judi KettelerI picked this book up at the library this week, along with a stack of other sewing/craft books that I'd like to review for you. I was actually looking for books of fashion history/victorian fashion plates for a costume I'm planning when I found… Continue reading Book Review: Sew Retro

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Storyist Review

I don't normally get very technical on this blog. Mainly because when it comes to technology and electronics, I'm proably the last person you want to ask for advice (we've all seen my repeated mechanical failures). That being said, however, I did want to share a fun piece of kit that I picked up for… Continue reading Storyist Review

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Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books. I fell in love with it in high school. I’ve always found her very easy to relate to: her view of herself and the world, the way she takes in those around her, and her no-nonsense attitude towards the insanity that creeps up behind her. These character… Continue reading Jane

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Nepotism Fail

The review of the Royalite. Click it to make it bigger.So, overall, the Royalite is a disappointment, except as a craft project. I will get back to the painting and revamping here soon, but first I need to finish my Christmas knitting (so behind!!) and knock a couple of sewing projects off my list (like… Continue reading Nepotism Fail


Random Content

Well, I'm down to only two more projects--the Kimono Sweater and the Top-down hat. I have about two inches of the rear sweater panel done, and the hat is roughly 1/3 complete. On Thursday, my knit-ease gloves came in. Honestly, I don't recommend them. They work okay, but when I showed them to my mom… Continue reading Random Content