This move to Oregon is going to be a very good thing. Once we're actually there. Until then, I am struggling to stay positive amid the stress of keeping our home in show condition for a sale, packing, and purging, all while trying to maintain a family routine and have a fun summer. Whew! I'm … Continue reading Culling the Herd
I have been thinking about how much yarn I used up last month. It felt like I was knitting constantly, both for myself, the craft fair, and a charity project. Not only did I knit a lot of yarn, I also had the opportunity to trade and donate some to other knitters. So just how … Continue reading Stash Reduction Rundown
It all started about a week and a half ago when I joined the group Yarncycle on Ravelry. This is a group based on the principles of Freecycle, in which people offer and give away items for free, nothing required in return. This is a fantastic idea for knitters, since we so often end up … Continue reading The Kindness of Knitters
New Finished Object! This was an especially fun knit because I improvised it as I was knitting. That's right, no official pattern, just a little sketch and a dream of uniting this turquoise and red cotton into a perfect union. I'm pretty happy with the results. Pattern: Improvised. If you're interested, I'll translate my notes … Continue reading What’s Next?
Well, the Sock Marathon didn't go quite as well as I had hoped. Wednesday was a pretty busy day, and not very knitting friendly. I did knit while waiting for lunch at a Mexican restaurant, which was a first for me. I'd knit a row, then take a chips and salsa break, knit a row, … Continue reading Sock Knitting & A Contest!