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

conventions

Anyone Out There?

Hey guys. Got a question for you, if you live in the PNW: What conventions do you go to? Specifically, if you like books or steampunk or knitting (or all three). I know about the Comic Cons, and while I would love to go, they are pricy and crowded and not quite my scene. I… Continue reading Anyone Out There?

knitting

French Vanilla Sweater

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

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A Selection of Finished Objects

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

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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?

history

WWI Sleeveless Sweater for Soldiers

It doesn't look like much, does it? Let me just say, this sweater is more than the sum of its parts. I made this sweater for a friend and fellow history buff, someone who is very interested in military history. He requested it, and as soon as I saw the picture I knew exactly what… Continue reading WWI Sleeveless Sweater for Soldiers

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What’s in my Knitting Bag?

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?

writing

Plans for 2022

Since I got sick a few years ago, I've been struggling to find a balance between all my ideas and the amount of time and energy I have to work on them. While most of my symptoms have been tamed, I still struggle with fatigue and brain fog/memory/focus issues every day. It's a delicate juggling… Continue reading Plans for 2022