WIP Challenge: March Update

I am so proud! Even after all my new cast-ons this month, I still managed to bring the WIP count down! It’s only by one, but hey, that’s down! I did have one finish from the pre-2021 list, and funny enough, I didn’t even start it. A friend of mine has a grandmother who was […]

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Mighty Mitten Update

I’ve been so enjoying the Mighty Mitten Challenge that Shave ’em to Save ’em put on for the month. Considering that the challenge ends tomorrow, my progress doesn’t look so great. I’m not mad about it, though: This CVM yarn has been a joy to work with. CVM, or California Varigated Mutant, is considered a […]

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Help a Sister Out

Literally! My sister and I are very, very different (and I don’t think she reads this blog, but I guess we’ll find out!). She never had much interest in fiber arts until she, like many others, found herself with fewer work hours when the pandemic hit. To raise a little extra money, she busted out […]

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That’s Life

“That’s what all the people say…” I don’t have much crafty stuff to report in this post, because a lot of not-crafty stuff happened recently. I got my first dose of the vaccine! And you know that I knit during the 15 minute holding period. I’m also in the process of transitioning jobs, which is […]

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Knitting is Sexy

CW: This post mentions previous negative body image. There’s a certain image that people have in their head of a “knitter.” I find it’s usually the cartoon granny from Looney Toons, sitting in her rocking chair, holding her knitting needles up almost perpendicular to the ground, and sock after sock falling into her lap. It’s […]

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A Challenge and a Party

Look at me, straying from the WIP Challenge after such a good month… Last week, I hit a new low in the CoronaCoaster (not a lowest low, but a hitherto unexperienced low), and it hit me pretty hard. I barely touched any projects. I didn’t even write a post for last Thursday, just didn’t have […]

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WIP Challenge: February Update

I’m feeling a lot better about this challenge now. The shoot is done, and I’m looking forward to telling you all about that later. I’m finishing up gifts for (very understanding) family and friends that got pushed back because of the shoot, and I’ve made progress on some really old WIPs, like the Easter Shawl. […]

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The “Easter” Shawl

This one is a winder, so settle in. Travel back with me about decade, when I was but a wee teenager. We went to visit my aunt in Austin, Texas, and these trips mostly included eating fantastic food and shopping. One such shop we were able to fit in was Gauge, one of my first […]

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A Visit from Patty Lyons

The Sunflower Knitter’s Guild is killing it with these zoom lectures. Franklin Habit was fantastic, and last night, we got to hear from Patty Lyons about yarn substitutions! (The very same Patty Lyons from whom I learned the basics of Portuguese knitting in the spring lockdown). As my friend Alex put it: “You just know […]

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Tips and Tricks: m1l and m1r

My crafting has been made easier (and more fun) by the countless tips and tricks I have picked up over my many years of making. Some of them clicked right away and others took some… years… like this one! I took a class from my good friend Lynn, and she told us we would never […]

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