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


Yarn Pilgrimage

Friday's trip to Mecca WEBS proved to be both inspiring and fruitful.  There is so much beautiful yarn there, it's easy to feel overwhelmed.  But thanks to a courteous staff member, I was directed to the types of yarn I was looking for, and in what felt like no time at all I was surrounded … Continue reading Yarn Pilgrimage

Socktoberfest Postmortem

At the beginning of the month, I had one pair of socks on the needles.  It was a project that had stalled out of boredom and gauge concerns.  As the excitement of Socktoberfest washed over me, I decided to cast on a new pair of socks in a perfect autumnal color palette.  Then, in the … Continue reading Socktoberfest Postmortem

Vacation Yarn

When you live in a place that only has a few sparse hours of daylight during the fall and winter months, it is only natural to pick up an indoor hobby or two.  For people in Alaska, these activities vary from the intensely practical to the sublimely creative.  Sometimes one activity encompasses both intentions: knitting! … Continue reading Vacation Yarn

A New York City Yarn Sampler

Saturday's activities in Manhattan led me to two local yarn stores that had been recommended to me by friends. The first is School Products, purportedly New York's oldest yarn shop, located on Broadway between 28th and 29th Streets. It's up on the 3rd floor, so you have to take an elevator and then ring the … Continue reading A New York City Yarn Sampler