This yarn has been in my stast almost a year, and I have been wondering what to knit with it for nearly that entire time. Madelinetosh is known for its rich, tonal colorways, and Tart really lives up to expectations. Deep reds with a black shadow, this yarn is smooth and sproingy, begging to be … Continue reading I Fixed It:: Hooray!
After a recent trunk show at Stash, I was smitten with the Ziggy hat from PDXKnitterati. Lorajean of Knitted Wit had some small skeins of her polwarth silk blend wound up, and we got to pick and choose colors, which is always fun. I went with my standard color combo of purple and green, with … Continue reading This Little Ziggy
I have been in somewhat of a knitting funk since opening Stash last month. Overwhelmed with all the lovely yarn and patterns crossing the threshold of the shop, I have found that committing to one project is nearly impossible. I have been casting on and swatching for a lot of things, but oftentimes rip them … Continue reading Knitting Catch Up
I am woefully behind on sharing my most recent finished objects. You know they aren't really finished until someone wears or takes a photo of them, right? One morning this week before opening, I did a little photo shoot inside Stash. I can only imagine what people thought as they walked by the window and … Continue reading Off the Needles
This is the week! The much-anticipated, long dreamed of week that my new yarn shop opens for business! Deep breath... I'm feeling a lot of excitement, a little bit of anxiety when I look at that seemingly endless list of to-do's, some vulnerability about putting my dream out there for public consumption, and a whole … Continue reading This Week
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!
When life seems to be feeling a bit stagnant, I crave change. Small changes or large, shaking things up a bit can have an invigorating effect. Usually this manifests itself in a spontaneous rearranging of furniture, or joining a new knit-along. Too much change at once though, and I risk getting lost in a swirl … Continue reading Change