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Playground Shawl KAL: Cast-On

Back from vacation and back into knitting! Not that the knitting ever left me to begin with. ^.^ As you may not know, @caterpillargreen did a shop update a few weeks before I went on vacation. I ordered right away because her self-striping yarn is super popular! I got two skeins of the Shawl Stripes… Read more »

Maybe it’s the coffee?

In tandem with feeling massive amounts of anxiety lately here are some of the things I’ve been working on to channel that potentially self-destructive behavior into something constructive. And yes I have to admit that the sweater I was working on for my husband will not be ready by the time we leave for Ireland…. Read more »

Nehalem Clay Works

If you’re serious about being a tourist in Oregon and not limiting yourself to the lovely town of Portland, I highly suggest you shuffle your self a car with some oomph and head west through the Cascades to the Oregon Coast. That’s right, the coast. Not the beach. The Oregon Coast is dotted with many… Read more »

Spin Spin Spin!

And not the stationary bicycle kind! I now have two skeins of sizable length in which to make sizable shawls. The first being the three ply I made earlier this year in white and blues. The second is a merino of similar quantity, but in mostly pinks and purples. This second one I am Andean plying, aka… Read more »

Baby Giraffe Hat

Tada!  This is the baby giraffe hat I made using this pattern here for inspiration. This little guy is destined for a gentleman by the name of Jordan. He’s due very soon and the baby shower is this Saturday! His parents have a safari theme going for his nursery, and a particular lean towards giraffes…. Read more »

Rose City Yarn Crawl 2016

Success! I didn’t get the flu this year so I was able to check out a few of the shops! This year the rcyc started a day early! WHO DOES THAT? I was a little irked that the stores were making their exclusives and having trunk shows starting on Thursday. A lot of people have… Read more »

Hello March

You’re almost a third of the way through and I haven’t talked to you at all! I finally managed an FO! I spent a few hours fiddling with the super bulky pink yarn I had spun and plied earlier this year and finally made myself a beanie. Tips for next time: 2-ply bulky and don’t… Read more »

The Year of the Distracted

This may not be the year of the monkey, but instead the year of the distracted. It’s already March and I don’t have a single FO. NOT ONE. Compared to last year where I had at least three knitted objects blocked, dried, and neatly folded away….sigh… Now I wouldn’t go so far as to blame… Read more »