Spring Floral Wreath

It’s finally done. The humor isn’t lost on me that I am posting this on the Summer Solstice. The second in my series of wreaths this year has changed my strategy for the remaining wreaths. The green base of this one took way to long, but then again I chose worsted weight seed stitch and […]

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Recycled Yarn

Do I have a story for you today. All the way back in 2019, when I started swing dancing, I had a whole group of new friends. Most of them had zero clue about anything yarn related whatsoever. One such friend, Mark, had the worst ever scarf from Amazon. It was straight stockinette, and curled […]

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Eurythmik Corset Top

Like most knitters or crocheters, if I see something I like out and about in the world, my first instinct is “Oh, I could make that.” Well, the day has finally come. I bought something instead of trying to make it myself. Let me first say that I bought it from another artist: Eurythmik. She […]

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Queue Challenge: May Update

I know what you’re thinking: “Hey, Emma! I haven’t seen one of these in a while,” and you are right. That’s because I have had no new finishes before this month. But hey! That’s why I picked this challenge. It’s literally impossible to have backwards progress (even though no progress means no posts…). The new […]

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Off to the Fair

Y’all know I have a hard time turning down a challenge (and usually even a harder time completing them…). Yarn Social is back on their game with a summer-long challenge, much like their Bingo Game in 2020 and the Road Trip last year. Neither of those went very well for me, you might recall, but […]

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Sleeve Alterations

Still out here doing everything I can in the crusade against fast fashion. You may recall my friend, Maggie, from her fiber arts meme endeavor. Maggie reached out to me last week, because found a shirt that she really liked except for some rather unflattering sleeves. She offered to buy me dinner for me to […]

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Dean and Bean Crank In

Spent another weekend learning some new fiber skills! This one was a lot closer to home: The Dean and Bean Crank In. Long time readers know my mom is a sock knitter. Truly, that label is more accurate than just “knitter,” because 97% of the stuff she knits is socks. That’s what she’s always wanted […]

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Ply Away 2022

Yep, being able to do the same events I did prepandemic is still magical. The local spinning show Ply Away was one that I noticeably missed, since it was supposed to happen in April of 2020, at the height of our lockdown. However, for all I missed it that year, this time it was barely […]

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Natural Dyeing: Easter Egg Edition

I’ve said before Easter’s not a big holiday in my family. We get together, we share a meal, but that pretty much exhausts the list of traditions for my adult family. However, one day I was scrolling through Facebook and someone posted a basic recipe for natural Easter egg dyes. Of course, my first thought […]

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