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…
When I am trying to avoid something, there are virtually no limits to what I will do to avoid said thing. Specifically, my first Year of Colorwork project is killing me. Just absolutely killing me. It’s not that it’s hard. Dear God, if only it was hard. No, what it is is tedious. It’s just… Continue reading The Lengths That I Will Go To
More Anchorage yarn-bombing news! The second installation, which was put up in the exact same place as the previously vandalized installation, was vandalized. This time the vandals actually cut up the knitted fabric itself, as opposed to just cutting it down but leaving it mostly intact. I haven’t heard about any plans to try it… Continue reading Even Newer in the News
https://www.adn.com/visual/video/2017/02/07/yarn-bombing-with-the-anchorage-guerrilla-knitters/ A bit of backstory before I get into today’s rant. There is a group in Anchorage called the Anchorage Guerrilla Knitters, who – as you might expect – do yarn bombing here in Anchorage. They have done tree sweater installations and so on by the library and a couple of other places in town.… Continue reading Knitting Controversy!