I needed something quick and adaptable for summer fashion but practical for cool nights. The Bee started talking about a poncho I made for her when she was “so much younger” (her words) and I decided that was the project.
In which I share some crafting resolutions for this new year. I have not set my typical New Year’s Resolutions for 2017. No real reason; I considered making list, thought about potentials resolutions, thought some more, then started doing a thing and it’s now several days into the new year and…bah. However, I did consider what yarning […]
Each year I always make these ambitious plans to knit all the things for the holidays. Inevitably I find myself running around like a crazy woman, shopping on Christmas Eve because nothing gets completed in time to gift. This year seemed to be heading towards more of the same until I rediscovered my love for […]
There a several knitters and crocheters I follow on Instagram for inspiration and for pattern ideas. One knitter is Jennifer, aka @bromefields and her photos are always on point. Luscious knits made with beautiful yarn and her stitches are so neat! Charming hand knit items that look cozy and comfy and professionally made. A few […]
Friday night yielded a welcome distraction from the results of Election of 2016: yarn and a book signing at Hidden River Yarns! Lars Rains, author, knitter and designer, was at the shop for two days to promote his books Presto and Modern Lopi. I knew that I would grabbing copies of the books (because books!) […]
It’s no secret that I have abandoned my crochet hooks for knitting needles. I had all but given up on crochet because I wasn’t feeling as excited about my creations but with the addition of Melissa Leapman’s Indispensable Stitch Collection for Crocheters to my collection I have dusted off my hooks to give some of these stitches […]
Those Gallaghers…oh my word! Netflix is streaming the first five seasons of the Showtime series Shameless and I cannot stop watching! Series description: Meet the fabulously dysfunctional Gallagher family. Dad’s a drunk, Mom split long ago, eldest daughter Fiona tries to hold the family together. Eldest son Philip (Lip) trades his physics tutoring skills for […]