I’m going to start off this post with a note: All that’s going on is a pretty bad cold. I get sick very infrequently, so when I do get sick, I tend to get overly dramatic about it. Yesterday and today, I am home sick from work. Woo hoo!, you might say. Knitting time! But… Continue reading Too Sick to Knit
In my previous post, I mentioned thrumming, without going much into what exactly that means. Basically, thrumming is a means of padding or thickening knitting by knitting little puffs of fleece into the fabric you are creating. The advantage to this is that it creates an extra layer of insulation. As the wearer uses the… Continue reading Thrumming? What Now?
I’ve had a little bit of activity this past weekend. First I finished a pair of slippers for my Mom, which she is happy with and consequently so am I 🙂 Then a little bit of reality intruded on my grand plans. Remember the Princess Line sweater of last year fame? That I started out… Continue reading Frogging, Thrumming, and Dithering
Well, it’s been a week of getting things done! So far this week I have finished my Valentine’s Day socks, which went pretty well. The yarn is from Gnome Acres, and the color is I Lurve Ewe, one of her Valetine/Galentine colors. I bought the yarn a couple of years ago and just now got… Continue reading Friday FOs!
Wishing you a soxy Valentine’s Day!
There are a couple pretty good yarn shops in Anchorage. Wooly Mammoth downtown is kind of high-end, but is the place to go for all-Alaskan yarn. Quilt Tree/Yarn Branch is good if you are bi-craftual, but they seem more quilty than they are yarny. In my opinion, Far North Yarn Company is the best LYS… Continue reading Far North Yarn Company
Many knitters are introduced to the concept of felting via a laundry mishap followed by tears and recriminations. I took a class – less stress 🙂 I just finished a class at my LYS, Far North Yarn Company, on making felted slippers. You may be familiar with the pattern. As of the time I am… Continue reading Felting – On Purpose