knitting

Knit Tea September 2022

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

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

books, Knit Tea

Knit Tea

Knit Tea is a semi-regular podcast segment that I've decided to bring over to the blog. If you know of any news or events from the yarnosphere (not pattern releases or sales) drop me a line and I'll include it! August 18-21, 2022--Camp Ida-Haven in McCall, Idaho will be hosting the Fiber.Love.Retreat. $325 covers a… Continue reading Knit Tea

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Is Knitting Contagious?

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?

videos

Youtube

In the brief time I was off work, I started producing more video content. It's a nice creative outlet that isn't writing or knitting, but still related to it. I have a regular podcast that goes up every 2-3 weeks, and have also been adding other sporadic videos as time allows. https://youtu.be/M3_qg1Rx0u4 There are three… Continue reading Youtube

knitting

Finished Objects

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

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General life update

We are just a few weeks out from the release of Magic in the Headlines, and there is still so much to do. I'm feeling a bit swamped. This week was super busy. First, Bast found a stray cat on our back porch, a very beautiful Main Coon tabby. We are over cat-pacity in our… Continue reading General life update

holiday knitting

Knitmas Gifts

It's that time of year again, when knitters the world over anxiously ply their needles and all queries are met with a slightly panicked "Shh! I'm counting!" That's right, it's the Giftmas season, and as usual I didn't even think of my handmade gifts until the last possible moment. I had a general block on… Continue reading Knitmas Gifts

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WIPS

It's been a while since I've had any knitting to show, but this time around there is also crochet! You might remember the sweater I was working on, then realized I had to frog. It found new life as a sweater vest, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that frogging and reknitting made the… Continue reading WIPS

patterns

By The Grace Pattern Dive

Next week my book By the Grace comes out, and I thought it might be good to introduce some of the characters through the knitwear. A note: All of these links go back to Ravelry, as I don't know of any other comprehensive pattern repository. Slimline Undies by Susan Crawford Julia Grace is our main… Continue reading By The Grace Pattern Dive