Archive for December 2019

Episode 69 Winter Yuck

I’m sitting in my new office in the middle of a 36-hour crazy storm.  Currently alternating between snow and sleet and I’m wrapped in several handknits so it’s a good time to record.  I should preface this – both kids are home and the cats are awake so we’ll see how well this recording goes…

Indy GAL 2019

It’s GAL time!  By the time this goes live the GAL sale will be done, but the knit-a-long/crochet-a-long will be in full sweing and it runs through December 31st!  There are over 200 very talented indy designers participating.  Each designer has to have at least 20 self-published paid-for patterns.  There are a lot of incredibly talented designers participating and looking through the threads at the patterns available has been a wonderful rabbit hole to go down.

All eligble patterns  click on Advanced Search then Patterns By These Designers to see the 22,000+ patterns that are eligible for the knitalong part. 

4th Be A Helper Craft A Long

Dec 15th – Feb 28th.  Anything you make for any charity or donating blood.  One FO/blood donation photo per post in the FO thread please (a photo of your bandaid or a selfie sipping OJ is fine).  This year there will additional chat participation prizes!  More details on the craftalong next week, but I wanted to get this info out there for you.

Upcoming Test Knits

2 upcoming test knits, both for shawls.  1 is a garter st shawl with a simple cable, the second is another shawl designed to use up scraps.


2ndAggregate shawl in Artisinal Yarn’s 100% Tencel from Rhinebeck 2 years ago

Starting the bodice of a dress.  Knit part of the Evenstar circular shawl as a skirt several years ago.  As part of the GAL I bought 2 bottom-up tank top patterns and I’m using one as the bodice of the dress.

Christmas socks for mom in Regia Tutti Frutti 2, cotton/elastic yarn in the Watermelon colorway

Making progress on my Star Wars costume – about 15 inches in out of 120.


Currently wearing Changing Staircases by DragonHoard Yarns in Fiber Lady’s Mousou, 100% bamboo yarn.

Wore Frosted by Paper Daisy Creations to Frozen 2 – gradient snowflakes

Second Grace by Bristol Ivy, colorwork yoke all in Berocco Modern Cotton

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