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current obsessions

I’ve noticed that with my stashing or knitting I tend to binge in certain things. I may stash a ton of yarn all in the same color without realizing it until I upload photos into rav. or I’ll want to knit the same shawl shape or sweater silhouette over and over again. right now my current personal trend seems to be stripes in fingering weight yarn. Continue Reading

the 2000 mile shawl

sometimes I’m very cocky about my knitting speed. I’ll think a car ride is enough time to finish half a sweater, a pair of socks, or, in this case, a whole shawl. nevermind how long the car ride actually is, I’ll always pack multiple projects for fear of running out of knitting.

two weeks ago we did a little road trip I dubbed #bourbontostitches. we drove to kentucky, stayed there a few days to hit up some distilleries, and ended the week in nashville to hit up stitches south, meet up with amanda, and get some good food. so of course I packed a brand new shawl project, a sweater in the works, and some socks with extra yarn in case I needed to start a new pair. do I need to say where this is going?  Continue Reading

woolens

woolens

can you indulge me a bit today? I’m going to go on and on about yarn in this post and may not even get to a point. at least you’ll have pretty pictures to look at. with that warning….

lately I’ve been hearing a lot of talk about woolen spun yarns and some leans to the negative. it seems that as soon as one person deems something “rustic” (more on that later) then people immediately think it is scratchy and not for them. this is so sad to me since to me woolen spun yarns are what I think of when I think of wool. the slick worsted spun yarns have their place, but do you really want every single project you knit or crochet to be exactly the same? Continue Reading

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color craving

for 12 years I swore up and down that I wasn’t interested in colorwork and that I wouldn’t enjoy knitting or wearing it. I’m finally ready to admit that I couldn’t  have been more wrong.

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