Black light butterflies

Black light butterflies

I got this cool yarn from Black Squirrel Berkeley that glows under blacklight. It’s lled “‘sup witches” and me in a kit with a matching bag: In keeping with my 2020 goal to do stuff from my queue, I pulled out an elegant pattern lled Butterfly Dream tcher by Lily Go. This is one I’d … Continue reading

Tiny embroideries

Tiny embroideries

Turns out the blog problem was solved on the app side after I spent all that time poking server settings. Augh! Anyhow, here’s some tiny embroideries to test that upload is working ok now. These are from another random chinese kit (multiple sellers have them on etsy and amazon). I made the blue one with … Continue reading

Mando gloves

Mando gloves

The blog has had some server changes behind the scenes and it accidentally broke the way I usually post from my phone. But while I’m working that out, here’s a recently finished project: Pattern: Mando. by Natela Astakhova Yarns: Studio Donegal Darnie from Black Sheep Fiber Emporium The yarn is a real winner here beuse … Continue reading

2021 Fiber Goals

2021 Fiber Goals

As usual, fiber goals are more fun than new years resolutions. Previously…. 2020 Fiber goals 2019 Fiber goals 2018 Fiber goals 2017 Fiber goals 2016 Fiber goals are in bottom of 2017 post above. 1. Knit something famous. I’ve never knit a Find Your Fade or anything by Stephen West. But I did try something … Continue reading

Half the Knit Sky

Half the Knit Sky

Pattern: Half the Knit Sky by @pdxknitterati inspired by photgraphic star trails. It’s such a great concept! Yarn: Gold che gradient in “Bleeding Heart” from @fiercefibers (bought at @pearlfiberarts) and silver twist in “Good Silence” from @madelinetosh (bought at @foryarnssake) I always enjoy Michele’s patterns. They’re clever and often have stunningly beautiful results with easy … Continue reading

The Sharon Show (all 7 feet of it)

The Sharon Show (all 7 feet of it)

The Sharon Show was a mystery knit a long for a very long square shawl, easy knitting combined with some light hearted t themed entertainment. I don’t actually love the long wraps, but I’d never tried a sapinka pattern and I liked the pitch of $7 worth of entertainment. It didn’t start off so well: … Continue reading

Bit of Brioche

Bit of Brioche

In this year’s fiber goals, I decided I wanted to give brioche another go. So when one of my favourite designers mentioned that she’d be doing a course via Zoom, it seemed like a perfect opportunity. So I signed up for PDXKnitterari’s course on May 2nd as soon as I could make sure my husband … Continue reading

Romi Mystery 2020

Romi Mystery 2020

Pattern: Romi Mystery Shawl 2020 by Romi Hill Yarn: Floating by A Verb for Keeping Warm I did Romi’s mystery for the Rose City Yarn Crawl last year and though I was a bit sad about my overall crawl experience enjoyed the pattern so much that I did her own regular yearly MKAL right after. … Continue reading

Trying out some video courses

Since a few e-learning craft sites were offering free stuff to help amuse people during quarantine, I decided to try a couple of courses on Bluprint and Knit Stars. This is mostly notes for myself in se I decide to subscribe to either of these later. What did I take? Bluprint: Spinning Dyed Fibers with … Continue reading

Po sweater (finally!)

Po sweater (finally!)

I started this sweater for the knit along when it was first released in August 2018. It wasn’t my oldest unfinished object (that’s likely the crocheted bobble baby blanket I was making for no particular reason in 2011 or so) but it’s probably the oldest I intended to finish! Pattern: Po by Laura Nelkin Yarn: … Continue reading

Craftvent 2019

Craftvent 2019

I like advent boxes, even though it’s a busy time of year and normally I’m traveling so they’re not really convenient. Jimmy Beans Wool makes one they ll Craftvent and I enjoyed it in 2017. In 2018 I bought it to save for later but then I got a lot of great travel opportunities and … Continue reading

2020 fiber goals

2020 fiber goals

I never really loved new year’s resolutions until I started making them related to fiber. I think it’s beuse my fiber goals are more like little yearly bucket lists. So here’s this year’s set! 1. Whittle down the WIPs and Query the Queue. I’ve got a few works in progress that have been languishing, like … Continue reading

2019 fiber goals: how did I do?

2019 fiber goals: how did I do?

My 2019 goals: Learn steeking. Document better. Finish another sweater. Play with mini skeins. So how did that go? 1. I did the steeking! 2. I blogged a couple of times every month all year, and I’ve made sure to put photos into Ravelry. So not only is it better than last year, but it’s … Continue reading

Toddler Sweater!

Toddler Sweater!

While I was sick over Thanksgiving, I suddenly thought it would be a good idea to knit a toddler sweater. I had a grand idea of doing it in a weekend, which wasn’t very likely, but a fun thing to try. It might have been doable if not for the toddler himself! Yarn: Bumblebirch worsted … Continue reading