• Finished Object: Cotton/Wool Blend Pullover

    July 28, 2020 by

    A week ago today, I finished the pullover I was knitting…using a pattern from a sweater app (knittingfool.com Sweater Generator). Essentially, you add in the row count/stitch count (4″) of the yarn, the recommended needle size and the bust size you want. I followed the directions up to a certain point…until I saw that if… Read more

  • Finished Object: Remnant Yarn Woven Shawl

    July 13, 2020 by

    Another remnant yarn shawl came off the loom this week after spending a really long time on the loom. I normally finish weaving projects in a day or two, but with all my knitting lately, I put this project off for quite a while. I’m happy with the results, even though I considered it a… Read more

  • Finished Object: Wedge Yoke Lace Pullover

    June 19, 2020 by

    It’s finally off my needles! I’m mostly happy with this pullover, although I did make it too big. It still fits, but feels huge. I think I’ll start going down a size on future projects because this seems to be the going trend for me. The yarn I used (Louisa Harding Trenzar) had a little… Read more

  • Knitted Pullover Progress as of June 8

    June 9, 2020 by

    In my last post, I mentioned my two WIPs:  Nuuk from Jonna Hietala (using Noro Tennen yarn “Alpine” colorway) and the second is Wedge Yoke Lace Pullover by Eunny Jang (using Louisa Harding Trenzar yarn “Pumpkin” colorway).  I was hoping to be finished with at least one of them by now, but life has prevented that from happening…more… Read more

  • Memorial Day Week: 2 New Projects & (more) New Yarn

    May 31, 2020 by

    I’ve started two new knitting projects as of Memorial Day…both of which are raglan style knitted tops. The first one is Nuuk from Jonna Hietala (using Noro Tennen yarn “Alpine” colorway) and the second is Wedge Yoke Lace Pullover by Eunny Jang (using Louisa Harding Trenzar yarn “Pumpkin” colorway). The first is worsted weight yarn… Read more

  • Additions to my stash from 2 LYS

    May 27, 2020 by

    I think I’ve bought more yarn during this pandemic than I have to-date this year. But, in my defense, my wedding anniversary, birthday, and Mother’s Day did fall during this time…so I’m technically getting “gifts” of yarn from my husband for those events. And, there was a sale at my LYS (Hook A Frog Fiber… Read more

  • It is FINISHED!! Anker’s Summer Shirt

    May 25, 2020 by

    I finished my Anker’s Summer Shirt by Petiteknits a few days ago and I’m super pleased with the end results. Part of me already wants to make another one, but I would like to try a few other top-down raglan tops before I circle back around to this one again. Yarn used on this top:… Read more

  • WIP: Anker’s Summer Shirt by Petiteknits

    May 17, 2020 by

    I’m making steady progress on the Anker’s Summer Shirt pattern by Petiteknits. I started knitting it on April 30th–while also knitting the seamless raglan sweater and other projects–so it has taken me a little while to make real progress on it until the end of this last week. I’m on the home stretch now, however,… Read more

  • It’s Finally Done! My 1st adult knitted sweater

    May 14, 2020 by

    After about 6 weeks of off-and-on knitting, my first adult knitted sweater is finished. Although it’s made to be oversized, I wish I had chosen the smaller size because it does feel really big, but I’ll deal with it. I’m super proud of it…mostly because I’ve always shied away from really large projects like this… Read more

  • Sweater Update: April 25th

    April 28, 2020 by

    I finally finished the body of my seamless raglan sweater and now I’m working on the arms. I was getting low on the orange color yarn, so I had to improvise and add in a dark brown color of the same yarn to make sure I had enough for the whole sweater. I’ve reserved a… Read more

  • Weekend Weaving Projects

    April 22, 2020 by

    I decided to take a break from sweater knitting over the weekend so I could dress my loom again after a couple of weeks hiatus. I ended up weaving two remnant yarn shawls on my 32″ Kromski Harp loom, one in neutral colors and one in warm colors with a few cool colors thrown in.… Read more

  • Sweater Update: It looks like a sweater now!

    April 16, 2020 by

    I’ve been working on my first (adult) sweater for a week and half now (minus the 3 day break I took to knit my uncle’s beanie) and I’m almost halfway there, I think. Because I’m not used to knitting so much (hours everyday), my right shoulder has been giving me some problems and I’ve taken… Read more

  • “Be Loving” Beanie for my uncle

    April 16, 2020 by

    I took a break for a few days from my sweater knitting to make a beanie for my Uncle Eugene’s 82nd birthday. He is my oldest uncle and sends me a birthday card (most years)…and his birthday falls one day after my own. This year, I decided that I would knit him a beanie since… Read more

  • My first (adult) knitted sweater project

    April 7, 2020 by

    As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I’m not the kind of knitter who likes long, drawn out projects, but one of my friends was knitting a sweater recently and I finally broke down and started knitting one myself. I’ve knitted baby sweaters before, but never an adult sweater. I’ve crocheted tops for myself, but never… Read more

  • 17th Wedding Anniversary and Mystery Yarn

    April 6, 2020 by

    April 1st was my 17th wedding anniversary, so my husband and I hopped in the car and visited all of the outdoor places that were significant to us in the area. Since he proposed to me in the same city as my favorite yarn shop, he bought me another mystery yarn bag that Hook A… Read more

  • Mystery Grab Bag from Hook A Frog (Madison, AL)

    March 28, 2020 by

    Yesterday, I picked up a mystery grab bag from LYS, Hook A Frog Fiber & Fun in Madison, AL. They’re offering these mystery grab bags via curbside pickup or FREE shipping. I told her what I wanted (anything DK weight or heavier, yarn-wise) and she put a bag together for me to pick up. They’re… Read more

  • Finally Finished! “Straight-Up Cowl”

    March 27, 2020 by

    I started working on the “Straight-Up Cowl” by Jillian Robbins during the Deep South Yarn Hop in early November…on the recommendation of a yarn shop store manager. It took me until yesterday to finish the cowl…not because I’m a slow knitter, but because the pattern about bored me to tears–and all the purl stitches threatened… Read more

  • Art Batt Spinning in 2020

    January 30, 2020 by

    Last fall, the yarn shop I work at hosted a fiber blending workshop with Claire Cabe of Lucca Dot Yarn, who also happens to be a good friend and mentor. Some of the participants weren’t spinners themselves, so Claire and I spun for those who couldn’t spin for themselves. I thought most of them would… Read more

  • December 2019: Finished Objects

    January 3, 2020 by

    December 2019 was a blur for me and my family. My father underwent a major emergency surgery on December 7th after three weeks of being sick with an undiagnosed illness. He spent 25 days in the hospital and underwent 4 procedures during that time. My mother never left his side, so I did a lot… Read more

  • Handwoven Tunic-style Top

    December 1, 2019 by

    Last week’s weaving: tunic-style top (2-16″ wide, 60″ long panels partially sewn up back). I wove this top for a class I taught this past Saturday at Yarn Boutique of Decatur. I used Blue Heron 100% hand dyed organic cotton yarn for the weft and Knit One Crochet Too Pea Pods yarn (100% cotton) for… Read more

  • This Week’s Project #1: From the Dyepot

    November 23, 2019 by

    Other than teaching beginner-advanced yarn dyeing classes at my LYS, I haven’t dedicated much time to professional acid-fast dyeing recently. I remedied that this week by dyeing five skeins of 100% Superwash Merino wool yarn in DK weight. I hope to start selling these at the LYS where my studio is (Yarn Boutique of Decatur–Decatur,… Read more

  • Deep South Yarn Hop 2019: Yarn Haul

    November 18, 2019 by

    I only got to visit 6 out of 7 participating shops during the 1st Annual Deep South Yarn Hop, but I had a great time traveling to those shops…especially the ones I hadn’t been to before, bringing home some fiber goodness. Here are pictures of my haul. All the yarn I bought was discounted for… Read more

  • Weekend Scarf Weaving:November 16-17, 2019

    November 18, 2019 by

    This past Friday, I spent all day on the road (7:45 am-8:15pm) participating in the Deep South Yarn Hop. My yarn shop co-worker and I visited all three Nashville area shops and then barely made it south to the Gadsden shop before it closed at 6pm. When I got home after 8pm (with my hands… Read more

  • WIP: My Home Studio Space

    November 13, 2019 by

    After 11 years in a small, 3 bedroom house, my family and I finally moved into a larger house in the middle of August. Luckily, this new house has enough extra space that allows me to have a home weaving studio. The room is somewhat oddly shaped, so I’m taking it slow when it comes… Read more

  • The purpose of this blog

    November 12, 2019 by

    Because I’m a weaver, knitter, crocheter, dyer, and spinner, I wanted one place I could rave and rant about yarn without having to focus on just one area of fiber arts and textiles. This will be that place–my hodge podge blog that centers around the thing that makes all fiber arts possible–fiber–and thus, yarn. So,… Read more

  • 2019 Projects (so far)

    November 12, 2019 by

    This year has been a fairly productive year for me, but I don’t feel like I’ve woven or knitted as many projects as I usually do. But, the year isn’t over yet! According to my Ravelry project page, I’ve finished 55 projects as of yesterday. Some of these projects included multiple items (like kitchen towels,… Read more

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