On and Off the Needles

Say it Rah-shay By Jan 14, 2015 1 Comment

I’ve been trying to do a bit of yarn playing each day. There are a bunch of patterns that I’m excited to try, lots of new squishy yarns in my stash and I just like spending a few moments a day watching yarn transformed into something.

While I work I try to quiet my mind from the day and lose myself in what I’m creating. Depending on what and who I am making something for, I whisper positive words as I work. It sounds a little silly and crunchy granola but I’ve found that patterns which have vexed me in the past are not so taxing and I have a beautiful piece of work to share.

These are some things I worked on this week:

When The Bee had a class trip to New York,l we trekked up to Soho from China Town to score this yarn. It sat for months as I tried to find the right project for it. After making a headband for Pop and The Bee I realized whipped one up for me.

It’s soft and cozy and it works as an accessory as well as keeping me warm during my walks.


This is a ruffle scarf for one of my library patrons. She has been encouraging me to stop being afraid to let people see what I can do.
The yarn kept getting tangled and twisted and I would get so frustrated but once I calmed down I would whisper positive words about how great this scarf was going to look when it was done.


It came out quite “beeyooteeful” and I can’t wait to give it to her.

Want to see more? Check me out on Instagram. I’m there as “sayitrahshay” and I’ve been sharing what I’m working on. (share your handle and I’ll give you a follow!)

A few crafters I follow on Instagram use the hashtag year of making to share what they are working on and it’s so much inspiration!

Looking for a real inspiration? Check out this event being hosted by one of my stitching group, Sisters Interacting Through Stiches. They are hosting a service event for MLK day!

Deets here:
Join us for our 7th annual MLK Day of Service Event!

The event will be held from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM, at the Wynnefield Branch Library, located at 5325 Overbrook Avenue, Philadelphia, PA.

During the event, we will create and collect crocheted and knitted hats and blankets for premature and newborn babies, and share stories about Dr. King.

The collected items will be donated to a local Hospital’s Intensive Care Nursery.

All crochet and knitting levels are welcome so bring your yarn, crochet hooks, knitting needles, favorite patterns and Dr. King stories, and help make this a successful service event.

Hope to see you there!


I am mom, daughter, sister, yarn lover, word lover, crazy cat lady and library chick. Find me with book or with hook and a hot cuppa.

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