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I'm a married knitter, crocheter, and newbie spinner living in the Maryland suburbs with my photographer- computer geek hubby, 3 cats, and 3 dogs. And yarn. A LOT of yarn. Just ask my hubby.

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Baby Bolero #1 Done!

This is really a quick and easy knit. I finished it up last night while watching Scrubs and House. And I just love the little eyelet detail on the back. I’m trying to decide if I want to make them all different, and if so, what they should all be. The actual color of the […]

Admit It – You’re Jealous

Not of my fabulous spinning skillz (heh) – but of my new niddy-noddy that my darling hubby made for me last night.

See? Isn’t it gorgeous? It’s a one-yard size – he already has plans to make me a 1-1/2 yard one and a 2-yard one. =) There are a couple of tweaks that we […]

And It Begins…

Wow, this wheel thing could be seriously addictive. I think I’m starting to get the hang of it, although I am definitely still having some overspinning issues (as you will see).

I spun this last night. It’s the big thing of roving that came with my drop spindle kit, so I even separated and teased […]

Squeeeeeeeeeee!

At noon today, my UPS man brought me these:I opened them to find this:And an hour later:Now to read the “how-to” paperwork and get started playing!!!!

Big thanks to zolzer for the sale. I know I will be picking up some of her awesome roving at some point – it’s gorgeous!

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Handspun!

Well, I finally did it! I finally used the drop spindle kit that Kris gave me for my birthday (yes, way back in September. I’m lame.). You want proof?

Here is is! That was the 6 oz. “start with me” bundle of merino roving that Adrian sent with the kit. Some of it is a […]

Jaywalker Reboot

So, the bad stuff first. As of yesterday morning, my Jaywalker socks looked like this———–>

I was happy, they were going well, and I had made some significant progress. I decided to try them on to see how they looked. And that would be when I discovered a small problem. As in, they were too […]

Socks on 2 Circs

Wow – I had no idea so many people were interested in the socks on 2 circs method. I learned the basic concept of using 2 circs from (not shockingly) Socks Soar on 2 Circular Needles by Cat Bordhi. I figured out the 2-at-once part from the Straight-Laced Socks pattern from knitty.com.

When adapting this […]

I’ve crossed over…

… to the crochet side.

OK, so I’ve actually known how to crochet for a few years, but I haven’t done it in quite some time. Then I picked up the new Stitch ‘n Bitch Crochet book, and I really liked some of the designs, so I decided to pick up the hooks again. This […]

Quickie FO

I needed to do something after finishing Hillary’s scarf on Friday, and my order from Little Knits arrived, so I decided to go with that. I had gotten 2 balls of Noro Blossom in the red/fuschia mix, and hadn’t decided what to do with it yet. I was flipping through some patterns that I had […]

Wyvern Socks – Done

I finished the Wyvern Socks this morning, and I’ve been wearing them all day. They are wonderfully comfy, and I can’t wait to make another pair of socks out of the other 2 hanks of Koigu. So yummy!

This is also the fastest pair of socks I’ve ever made – 11 days, interspersed with […]