Category Archives: yarn

So long, 2014

2014 has been quite the year around here. Last fall I decided to take an extended break from knit blogging and professional knit design. After finishing my PhD in 2012, I was finding that I needed to focus more energy … Continue reading

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gearing up

I’ve been saying it a lot lately, but I am really wanting to knit some cardigans, sweaters, you know….clothes. Hats and gloves are great, but I’m ready for a change (at least for a little while). I’ve had a few … Continue reading

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The End!

I feel like I’ve been knitting with dark red Rowan 4-ply soft foreeeeever by now. I bought a bag of 15 balls back in 2006 or 7, when it was being discontinued (who doesn’t love some high quality wool at … Continue reading

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Glam time

Happy (late) New year’s! I hope you all had a great time of it. I had Jan 1 off work and spent it quietly, knitting (of course), and hanging out with my two knitting assistants: It doesn’t get much better … Continue reading

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happy thanksgiving!

I hope everyone here in the US is having a wonderful weekend. As was the case last year, I’m traveling, so I had to pick some yarn to bring with me. Last year I completely overshot and brought about 10 … Continue reading

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motivation basket

I recently rearranged my various yarn baskets so that they held yarn devoted to specific planned projects (as opposed to the previous randomly accumulated assortment). Result? I have future projects staring me in the face every time I walk through … Continue reading

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need yarn? I’m destashing!

I recently took stock of the state of my closets and came to the conclusion that I have too. much. yarn. I’m downsizing space later this year, so sadly, some of it has to go. I’ll be adding yarn to … Continue reading

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Uses for scrap yarn: stitched cards (with tutorial)

This past weekend was Mother’s Day in the US, and I celebrated by making her a card: If you’re like me and you knit a lot, you probably accumulate a lot of short lengths of leftover yarn. If it’s more … Continue reading

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About those thanksgiving plans…

So far, it’s looking like even my “scaled down” collection of Thanksgiving travel yarn was too much: I brought nine (and a bit) balls of yarn with me, and have used only one (and a bit) balls of yarn to … Continue reading

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travel plans

As I mentioned yesterday, we’re traveling for Thanksgiving this year. Last night I started figuring out what knitting to bring and came up with this: First, my “Thanksgiving travels” are actually going to extend a bit beyond Thanksgiving weekend, so … Continue reading

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