The Loot

It seems I forgot to share my fiber fest loot with you last week.  So sorry!  I realize the following photos of yarn and yarn-related goodies may be drool-inducing to some, perhaps even inspiring a link click or online purchase in others.  I understand and support your addiction.  Personally, I think I'm going on a … Continue reading The Loot

Fun at the Fiber Fest

I wasn't sure what to expect as we drove up to the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival this weekend.  My only other festival experience has been attending Rhinebeck the past two years.  I know that is one of the shows held in high regard, and its size and scope was always a bit intimidating to … Continue reading Fun at the Fiber Fest

Summer’s Last Knit

So far this week I've been able to stay on task and have been making a little progress on one of my wips.  I started Petrie at the beginning of June, thinking it would be a speedy and straightforward summer knit.  There was this whole daydream where I wore my stylish knit top to places … Continue reading Summer’s Last Knit

A Birthday Shawl

I finished the knitting of my mom's birthday shawl just in time.  I knew it could take a few days to block, wrap and mail, so it was good to have a cushion.  This yarn, wild and colorful, is perfectly suited to my mother.  She is a beautiful, funny, free-spirited creative woman, this kind who … Continue reading A Birthday Shawl


I am woefully behind on knitting a sweater for a Knit-Along I joined this month.  In fact, when the month started, I wasn't even close to choosing what pattern to make, let alone knitting it!  I was vacillating between several patterns, but in the end decided to make Coraline by Ysolada Teague.  The pattern fit … Continue reading Challenged

Like A Virgin: Rhinebeck For the Very First Time

It's true: I was among the masses at the New York Sheep & Wool Festival on Sunday.  And it was my first fiber festival ever, let alone my first time to the infamous Rhinebeck. Was it everything I had imagined it to be?  Yes, and then some. Where else can a person pose with bipedal … Continue reading Like A Virgin: Rhinebeck For the Very First Time