My project for Day 22 was Abecedarian Summer Schoolhouse from With Thy Needle and Thread. I fell in love with this project as soon as I saw it last summer. The fact that it is stitched over one thread was an added bonus. I am using the called for overdyed flosses, a mixture of Weeks Dye Works and The Gentle Arts threads on the called … Continue reading Stitch Maynia 2018 Day 22
Here we are at Day 21 and I’m still going strong! I’m not quite sure what I’m going to do with myself once Maynia is over and I’m not doing daily Stitch with Me videos, but I’m sure I’ll get back into some other kind of routine. Many people have said they will miss my daily videos, and I think that is so sweet, and … Continue reading Stitch Maynia 2018 Day 21
I’ve been going strong with Stitch Maynia. This is my first time doing it, and I jumped in with both feet and decided to do it for the whole month. So here we are on Day 21. I’ve been meaning to do a better job of keeping track of my projects here on my blog, posting not only extra photos of my progress, but also … Continue reading Stitch Maynia Day 20
I’m having fun with my Flosstube videos and hope to do many more. I’m finding that I talk about so many things in them, though, that I often leave out the details of some of the projects. So I’ve decided to use my blog as a place to capture all of those details, as well as more photos of my projects. I hope you enjoy … Continue reading Flosstube #2 by Jan Hicks Creates
I very rarely buy hard-copy magazines or books. Since I pretty much use knitCompanion exclusively for my patterns, I try to buy only digital patterns. But every once in a while, a book or magazine comes along which proves the exception. Laine 2 is such a magazine. I have a hard time even calling this a magazine, it is so beautiful. The matte pages are … Continue reading Laine Volume 2
It’s all Pinterest’s fault. I happened across some interesting woven wall-hangings and before you know it, I was searching for more, looking an tapestries, and finding free-form wall-hangings incorporating beads, sticks, seashells and more. Yes! I have to try that! After all, I have plenty of yarn to experiment with! So here I am. I’ve finished my first weaving and I’m quite pleased. Now, I’m … Continue reading I think I’ll try weaving
As someone who really is Mad for Yarn, I am constantly on the lookout for new yarn, especially new hand-dyers who really do color well. I cannot tell you how pleased I am to introduce a brand new indie dyer to you – KittyBeaKnitting. This indie dyer was very easy to find because I work with her at A Good Yarn. KittyBeaKnitting is owned by … Continue reading Indie Dyer Review – KittyBeaKnitting
As an addicted knitter, I not only collect yarn, I collect needles. I have LOTS of needles! Interchangeable sets, fixed needles, multiple Signature tips and cable assemblies, double points, I have them all. And so do many of you, I know. One question I get asked a lot by our customers at A Good Yarn is what’s the best way to store circular needles. While … Continue reading Needles, needles and more needles!
We have a week to go before we leave on our trip. Today was the day I had earmarked for packing my knitting projects. I had decided a while ago that I am going to dedicate my knitting on this trip to getting more WIPs done, so the majority of what I have packed is just that. (Hmm, now that I look at the picture, … Continue reading Is this enough?
When yarn comes in the mail, it’s always a good mail today. And today was one of those days. I’m a member of Laura Nelkin’s MKAL Club, a yearly subscription in which we get the yarns and the beads for Laura’s Mystery Knit Alongs and Knit Alongs. The latest shipment for her next KAL came in the mail today, and as always, it looks like … Continue reading Always a Good Mail Day