This is my first time writing a post from an app without a keyboard, so I apologize if it’s a little choppy. I’ve been in Boston for the past couple of days, and it has been great. I had a very craft-tastic, albeit rainy, weekend. After my red eye flight Saturday night, I made my… Continue reading Eco Dye Class and FiberCamp
I think now would be a good time for some woolly updates, eh? You might be wondering what has become of my beloved three fleeces so far? Well, guess what? I now have two out of three CLEAN fleeces. One is already dry and stored away, and the second one is currently drying on the rack.… Continue reading Woolly Preparations and Experiments
A week ago, pre-Stitches, I went to the Quilt, Craft, and Sewing Expo in San Mateo. After going to the one in Pleasanton last year, I realized that this one was a lot smaller, but it was still fun. These sewing expos are mainly geared towards quilters, which I am not, but they have a… Continue reading Quilt, Craft, and Sewing Expo
Stitches is not for weakhearted fiber lovers. 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
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.
Stitches West is here! My first time going ever. I have signed up for a mosaic knitting workshop on Saturday from 2pm to 5pm with the wonderful Edie Eckman. I am taking her online crochet workshop on Craftsy.com, and she is a really great teacher. My plan is to go to Stitches for the whole… Continue reading I Have a Cunning Plan
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!
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 and naturally dyed. Verb is located just across the… Continue reading At Long Last: Marin Shawl Completed
A couple East Bay friend’s of ours invited us out for a day of wine tasting on Sunday. The drive to and from Calistoga was beautiful and wonderfully green as a result of the rain storms we’ve been getting lately. There was, of course, plenty of knitting being done in my lap to and from… Continue reading Knit, Sip, Sip, Knit (KSSK)
My husband, Danny, and I were in the mood for some treasure hunting this weekend. So, Sunday afternoon we made our way over to the Alemany Flea Market to dig through the many wares. My biggest goal at the flea market was to find some supplies to make my own yarn swift like this one… Continue reading The Hunt is On