Well this is nifty

The last time I was in my LYS (The Village Knitter in Babylon), I picked up a really useful tool: a Needle Keeper for circular needles! Mine is silver, but they come in a variety of colors It works wonders at keeping my sharp Chiaogoo size 1s from poking holes in my project bag (or through my purse). I only wish I had one of these when I was dragging my Pi shawl around. I wouldn’t have ended up with a zillion dropped stitches! In other news, Shannon Okey, Mad Scientist at Cooperative Press and all around good person, is trying to buy back the rights to her book ‘Spin to...

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Evolution of a Sock

This week, I only really have enough brain left for a pair of socks. I’ve been working on the first of a pair of Mojo socks by¬†Donyale Grant. This is a pair of unmatching socks, fraternal twins. I started with the right foot, and after a while I noted how… unusual looking it was: I posted a picture to Facebook and chuckled about its appearance. I kept knitting. I get to knit during my commute in to and out of the city. It’s probably two hours of knitting time, all told, although my commute is much longer than that. I have very little knitting time on the weekends, and...

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In Which I Attempt Organization

I have a fiber and yarn stash. I’m so lucky that I have a family that’s ok with my collection. The fact is though, that I’ve been spinning and knitting a very long time, and so I have a LOT of stash. Into the Whirled – Just Figs My stash is stored in what is ostensibly my guest room. There’s an Ikea couch that folds out into a bed, my writing desk, and a lovely rocking chair in the room. My drum carder, swift, ball winder, and several shelves worth of books also live in that room. I have a guest coming to stay in a few weeks, and realized that the room is...

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Tour de Fleece

Every year the Tour de Fleece hits me like a ton of bricks, but this year I have a plan.

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