yarn, yarn shopping

Hank-y Panky

L to R: Cake, Cone, hank, and 2 variations of the center-pull skein. I've recently been seeing a lot of discussion about different yarn put ups (how a yarn is wound for sale) and there's been a lot of hate for the hank. So here's a look at some different put ups, and why some… Continue reading Hank-y Panky


Etsy Update

I'm in the process of destashing a whole bunch of stuff through my Etsy store. Phase one (yarn) went up last night, and more stuff will follow later this week. Get it while you can!  

dying, knitting, silk, spinning, yarn

I Dyed a Little.

I finished spinning the last of my fiber a couple of weeks ago. The result was a nice, but very boring silk yarn, so I picked up some kool-aide, and threw it in a pot with the yarn.I forgot to take a before picture until it was in the pot. The fiber was natural white,… Continue reading I Dyed a Little.

gifts, knitting, love, projects, rainbow, wip, yarn


You can't tell anyone.I'm making a present.I can't tell you who it's for, or what it is yet, because she might be reading this. I don't know.But oh my god, I love this yarn:Bernat Mosaic in "Calypso", just for the record.RAINBOWS!!!

books, censored, finished objects, florence, Italy, knitting, pattern, travel, work shrug, yarn

Don’t Mind the Ice

Ignore that frost over there in the corner. It's just hell freezing over. Do you know why?I've got a finished object.With pictures.How often does that happen?I started this super-basic shrug about 2-3 weeks ago at the Ravelry/Pride meetup, and finished it up this afternoon. It was such a lovely, sunny day that I took my… Continue reading Don’t Mind the Ice

designing, knitting, TNNA, typewriters, writing, yarn

Knitter’s Weekend Part II: TNNA Designer’s Lunch Meetup

One of the things I've been wanting to save up to get for a while are a couple of professional memberships/certification programs. It hasn't happened yet, but this weekend while The National Needlearts Association trade show (TNNA) was in Columbus I crashed the party for an informal lunch meetup with a bunch of fellow designers… Continue reading Knitter’s Weekend Part II: TNNA Designer’s Lunch Meetup

events, gay rights, meet ups, parade, pride, ravelry, shopping, yarn, yarn shopping

Knitter’s Weekend Part I: Pride Columbus Meetup and Yarn Crawl

It's been a few days, so I'm mostly recovered now from a very busy weekend. It was so much fun though--I seldom go out, let alone with people (because REASONS, mostly involving the fact that I'm a broke hermit). But on Saturday I got to meet a whole slew of Ravelers at Columbus Pride.We started… Continue reading Knitter’s Weekend Part I: Pride Columbus Meetup and Yarn Crawl

Charlotte, contest, giveaway, pattern, yarn

Birthday Contest!

When I was a kid, I thought it kind of sucked having a summer birthday because it meant I couldn't bring cupcakes in to class to celebrate with all of my friends the way everyone else did (because somehow, out of 115 people in my graduating class, there were only a handful of us with… Continue reading Birthday Contest!

books, knitting, presents, ravelry, swap, television, true blood, yarn

You’ve Got Mail

About a month ago, I signed up for a swap on Ravelry. Not just any swap, but one through my True Blood group.For those unfamiliar with the idea, a swap works like this: You put your name on a list, fill out a quick profile (favorite color, any allergies, etc), and the moderator pairs you… Continue reading You’ve Got Mail

crafts, life, procrastinating, spinning, writing, yarn

Fleece as White as Snow. Almost.

 But not quite. This isn't actually fleece. It's milk fiber. Yes, milk. Like what you drink and put in your cereal. Or tea. Some people have shawls of shame. Others have sweaters that have sat in their PhD piles (Projects Half Done) for months...or years *cough*London Calling sweater*cough*. Me, I have spinning shame. This fiber has been… Continue reading Fleece as White as Snow. Almost.