November 2020 Goals

October was a month of trying to get myself back to something resembling normal, while adjusting to a world without my Mom in it. I'm grateful I have my crafting to distract me and this wonderful community to support me through this time. Thank you! Completed in October: Bi Pride Socks - knitReplacement Placemat -... Continue Reading →

October 2020 Goals

September was one of the hardest months of my entire life. Losing my Mom, on top of COVID and everything else going on in the world, was just too much for me to handle. Thank goodness I was able to keep myself steady by knitting and crocheting. I finished a lot of small projects since... Continue Reading →

September 2020 Goals

August was very hot and very wet around here, not the best weather for yarncraft motivation. I still managed to complete my longest-running WIP and several other projects, so I'm quite proud. Completed in August: Stormy Day Socks - knitVampire Squid Blanket - crochetWelty Socks - knitOne Skein Wonder - knit (I'll share this one... Continue Reading →

Stash Acquisitions

One of my big goals for this year is to reduce the size of my stash a bit. I've actually been doing fairly well with it. Although I have been buying yarn, I have also been finishing so many projects that my stash has still been decreasing. Then of course I broke down and added... Continue Reading →

August 2020 Goals

My July projects weren't quite what I had envisioned at the start of the month, but I'm very happy with all my progress. Completed in July: Sailor's Rib Dishcloth - knitVelvet Cardigan - crochet Current WIPs: Giant Red Blanket of Doom - crochetOne Skein Wonder - knitStormy Day Socks - knitWingspan - knit July Goals... Continue Reading →

July 2020 Goals

June felt less productive than May. Part of that is feeling run down due to heading into the 4th month of covid quarantine. The other reason is that fingering weight socks are much slower than worsted socks and hats. The things I made this month might be small but they are beautiful and bring me... Continue Reading →

Three Xmas Gifts

Today I'm showing off the start of my Harmonize shawl, as well as the rad new project bag that my SIL gave me for xmas. The Incyanity yarn was also an xmas gift, from my spouse. It's a wool/silk blend that is way too pretty to turn into socks. I don't think I've ever knit... Continue Reading →

Thrift store finds

I visited my folks this weekend and while I was there I got this bag of thrift store mystery yarn. It is mostly worsted acrylic, with some other odds and ends thrown in. I like the colors at least. My plan is to make a hat with the bits I like the most and then... Continue Reading →

Bonus Bee

I haven't been posting much on the weekends due to my travel schedule, but I'm making an exception to share this photo. The spouse and I went to some museums yesterday and on the walk there we ran into these flowers and bumblebees. I was also excited to see some actual honeybees buzzing around as... Continue Reading →

Day 360: Stash yarn calling me

I spent a little more time today on knitting practice, but I have other things on my mind. A few weeks back I went to the thrift store nearby that benefits our local humane society. While browsing I found this yummy looking yarn. It's a gorgeous worsted weight merino-silk blend from Mountain Colors. I knew... Continue Reading →

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