Fall Reflections

I’ve been in a weird spot lately. Not bad, just weird. It’s that time of year to figure out my handmade holiday gifts, and I’ve had to take an inventory of where I am in my goals for the year to figure out what’s feasible for me with my remaining time. My MakeNine2022, Year of […]

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Summer Bow Wreath

Doing my best to catch up!! I learned my lesson with the spring wreath: only bulky yarns for the body. I’m also trying to not buy new yarn for these, so what is the plan when you don’t already have a wreath-amount of bulky yarn lying around? You hold four worsted-weight yarns together and make […]

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Queue Challenge: June Update

Needless to say, being demoted to a second-class citizen isn’t quite conducive for fun blog posts. That’s, of course, just one part of everything we’ve had to process over last week. There’s a lot of work to be done, and that work doesn’t get done if I shun all the joy from my life. So, […]

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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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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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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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Knits in The Last Kingdom

Knitting and historical dramas are two of my all-time favorite things, and very often they coincide. Because of that, my Ren Fest friend Chrissy kept suggesting I watch The Last Kingdom on Netflix, a Viking drama set in Britain. The show’s last season just went live, and I’ve seen so much social media content about […]

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Queue Challenge: February Update

This month has been better and still somehow worse than last… Higher highs and lower lows, I suppose. My crafting has reflected that, too. I’ve worked on a lot of projects over the course of this month, and I don’t have a lot to show for it. My current completed queue number is… 6. That’s […]

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