I don’t know about you guys, but I’m a total sucker for new and different fibers to knit with. Wool and cotton and acrylics are all great for most knitting needs, but it’s always a little thrilling to try out buffalo or musk ox or yak. (It’s a knitterly thrill, but a thrill nonetheless.) So… Continue reading Fibercurious?
Right around this time last year, I boldly declared that 2017 would be my Year of Colorwork. I did 2 small colorwork projects, and then promptly stalled on my first big project for the year, which remains unfinished to this day. 2017 quickly devolved into my Year of Continuous Distraction, with my knitting projects taking… Continue reading Knitting Goals – 2018 edition
I don’t know about you, but I spent a good portion of my long Labor Day weekend knitting! Got a little more done on my Colorblock Top. I know this looks a lot like the last time I posted this project. It feels like that too 🙂 But progress is happening, just not as quickly… Continue reading Such a Knitty Weekend!
Yesterday Mr. QuiteAYarn and I went back out to Palmer, AK – site of the famous Musk Ox Farm – to attend this year’s MatSu Fiber Fest. We went to the inaugural fest last summer, so I was really looking forward to this year’s event, especially as the organizers were promising bigger and better things… Continue reading Fiber Fest Again!
The last time I discussed my stash here, the post was written after a prolonged period of standing around staring at my considerable heap of yarn in mild horror. Then I went nosing around a few other, much larger, stashes on Ravelry to make myself feel better. Kind of like how watching a Hoarders marathon… Continue reading I May Have Identified the Cause…
If you are interested in exotic fibers at all, you may be familiar with quiviut. It is one of the rarer and more expensive yarns available to hand knitters. Quiviut is from the undercoat of the musk oxen. Musk ox are native to the Arctic, and can be found in a number of countries, including… Continue reading Where Quiviut Comes From
Taking a fearless moral inventory of my yarn. I may have a problem…