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As Promised: Stiches West 2016 Photos

Stitches is not for weakhearted fiber lovers.ย There was just so much to gawk at that I totally lost track of time. The plan was for Danny to drop me off at the Santa Clara Convention Center at around 10:30am on Saturday to shop for about two hours and then pick me up at 12:30pm to… Continue reading As Promised: Stiches West 2016 Photos

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Stitches West 2016: Yarn, Yarn, and Yarn. Oh my.

My very first visit to Stitches West was amazing. Not to mention, incredibly overwhelming. I’ll start with the Mastering Mosaics class that I took with Edie Eckman. It was a fun and very informative workshop to introduce folks to the wonderful world of mosaic knitting, which is a colorwork technique that utilizes slipped stitches to… Continue reading Stitches West 2016: Yarn, Yarn, and Yarn. Oh my.

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DIY Yarn Swift Success (Again)!

Danny and I lucked out and found another folding wine rack at our neighborhood Goodwill (Only $2.50!), and it is bigger and much sturdier than my flea market find. A 2-yard skein easily fits around this rack without having to make any adjustments. So, the previous wine rack is now (surprise) holding four bottles of… Continue reading DIY Yarn Swift Success (Again)!

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Butterick 6140 Jacket: They’ve Gone to Plaid!

I’ve been under the weather this week, so I am a little late posting. Last week I finished sewing a light weight jacket for myself from a lovely woven wool plaid fabric that I’ve held on to for the past couple of years. I don’t 100% remember where I got the fabric, but I have… Continue reading Butterick 6140 Jacket: They’ve Gone to Plaid!

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At Long Last: Marin Shawl Completed

After casting on just after Christmas I finally finished and wet blocked my new Marin shawl, designed by Ysolda Teague. I used the same yarn that the pattern called for, which is A Verb for Keeping Warm’s Annapurna, which is 80% Merino, 10% Cashmere, and 10% Nylon andย naturally dyed. Verb is located just across the… Continue reading At Long Last: Marin Shawl Completed