On the Needles

I have a few things on the needles right now, none of which is seeing much action.  I'm having my semi-annual bout with knitter's thumb, and it's a drag.  I've been resting my hands this week, knitting a row here and there to test the waters. Fiar :: I'm modifying this stripey cowl to use … Continue reading On the Needles

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Yarn Lust

I've been wanting to get to this space all week, to tell you about my magical, yarn-filled weekend.  It was like Candy Land, but with yarn. I went to Vogue Knitting LIVE to represent Stash, and expected to have a great time.  What actually happened was so personally satisfying and thrilling, it blew my wool … Continue reading Yarn Lust

One Long Weekend

Today is a quiet day of rest, recuperation, and reflection after a very long (but fun) weekend. I'm sitting here in what my mother-in-law refers to as "traveling togs", and others call a leisure suit; whichever way you slice it, I'm comfy and loving it! I spent the weekend participating in my first fiber festival … Continue reading One Long Weekend

Yarn Everywhere and Not a Thing to Knit!

As some of you wisely pointed out to me recently, during times of change, busy-ness or stress, something has to give.  And yes, housework has been low on the list of priorities to be sure.  Blogging, cooking, crafting, and knitting have also fallen low, which makes me a little bit sad.  I reassure myself that … Continue reading Yarn Everywhere and Not a Thing to Knit!

Secrets and Mysteries

The past week has brought some wonderful mysteries and surprises into my life.  All of them are yarn, sock, and shawl related goodness, which is supposed to be kept somewhat under wraps so as not to ruin the surprise for unsuspecting participants.  So if you don't want to see this month's Cookie A. Sock Club … Continue reading Secrets and Mysteries

Good Company

Going to a yarn event is so much more than the sum of its parts.  Sure there's yarn, classes, events, and a whole lot of knitters.  And those are all wonderful elements, but what I'm talking about is that intangible feeling, the collective excitement of its attendees, the electric frisson that happens when you're in … Continue reading Good Company