Let’s talk about fibers. Wool is know for being squishy and bouncy with natural elasticity that makes it perfect for both knitting and crochet. However, it’s not perfect for every person or every situation. Wool or wool superwash blends frequently retain that elasticity while reducing allergies from lanolin (in the case of superwash), adding loft,… Continue reading Chronic Pain and Crafting, Part 2: Fibers and yarns
I told myself that I would take May completely off from all writing and publishing while I recover from my massive case of burnout. The problem is that writing is something that I genuinely love to do; it's been my hobby since I was in first grade. Telling myself to not write, like, at all,… Continue reading Procraftinating
Video Games for Knitters
I'll admit, I'm a casual gamer at best, but I have seen several video games across platforms in the past few years that reference knitting or crafting. I haven't played most of these yet, but I'll be getting my first console in a few weeks and these are definitely on my list. Animal Crossing Pocket… Continue reading Video Games for Knitters
It’s Festive, Right?
So what do you do when you have a boatload of knitting to do for the holidays? Duh. Start 2 ambitious sewing projects, obviously. I've already introduced you to the first, but today I'd like to show you the second, which I finished this morning. I found this fabric on sale just before Halloween and loved… Continue reading It’s Festive, Right?
A Nano Update on Nano
There hasn't been much going on this week. We're slowly putting the apartment together, one piece of furniture at a time. This week's new additions included a table and chairs, which means I finally have a work space to write and sew that isn't my bed (trust me, sewing in bed is a bad idea).… Continue reading A Nano Update on Nano
What’s in my bag: 1890s
It's that time of year. Time to break out the corset, pin up my hair, and go about in my best Gibson Girl style (which, admittedly, isn't very good. I've never been able to master that updo). Opening day at the village is tomorrow, and it's time to sort through my basket. I thought I'd… Continue reading What’s in my bag: 1890s
I put off my knitting/crafting update so that I could show you some actual finished objects. Earlier this month, I went on a brief sewing binge, throwing together three basic skirts to wear to work. I am sick to death of khakis and slacks. I've never liked either of those (just listen to them. One… Continue reading Crafted