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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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Local Pr0n!

I met the lovely Karida of Neighborhood Fiber Co. at Stitches this year (seriously – she’s adorable, and a total hoot). I picked up a few things from her (you’ll see some of it next week, too)

Studio Sock yarn for Kris in “Foggy Bottom” Seriously – tell me these aren’t Penn State colors. How […]

Wayback Machine…

So, do you remember back in July, when I was madly knitting on those three dragons for our friends’ little boy? Well, I did deliver them in July, but didn’t get a picture. And Karin’s camera was broken, so she couldn’t get them. I got an email from her last night, including pictures of the […]

Stitches + Rhinebeck =

Ellen’s Half Pint Farm! I picked up two hanks of this lovely purple alpaca-silk lace yarn at Stitches. When I got home, I checked the Icarus Shawl pattern (which I thought it would be perfect for) and realized… I didn’t have enough. Luckily, when I stopped by the Ellen’s booth at Rhinebeck, she had another […]

A Different Sort of WIP

Well, Spanish Dancer looks pretty much the same, only wider, and although I’ve finished sleeve #1 on Cherie Amour, I kinda want to keep it under wraps until it’s done, because I ended up doing something totally different with the sleeves, and I want you to get the full effect, rather than seeing it part […]

And For THIS Week’s Adventure…

You may or may not know this, but Kris and I are kind of Ikea-holics. Seriously – it’s bordering on ridiculous just how much of our furniture has come from the House of Swedish Design. Anyway, a while back, we bought a bed from them, including one of their foam mattresses. We liked it a […]

Yarn Pr0n Good… Stormy

(Does anyone even vaguely recognize that rather tweaked quote?)

While at Stitches, I had the pleasure of meeting Lindsay of Storm Moon Knits (her shop’s not fully up just yet). She’s absolutely darling, and her yarns? GORGEOUS. I was drooling over one called “Let There Be Lips” (Yay Rocky Horror) but missed out on it. […]

Because I’m Bored

I stole this from Amanda.

30 years ago I…… was in kindergarten, learning to read.

20 years ago I…… Was in 9th grade, and I believe doing rather badly in biology. That was also the year I was elected president of the French Club, which my circle of friends somehow thought was a major coup, […]

Oh, right. Wednesday. :)

I’m glad that our adventures with the plumbing amused all of you. No long-term issues going on, and we’re waiting for the estimate from the plumber to find out what’s ahead for the spring and the repairs. Oh, and I don’t believe that ANY of you wouldn’t have thought of the alternate meaning of “Kris’s […]

Well, THAT was fun.

So, some of you may know that Kris has to be at work at 6am. This generally means that I wake up enough to say goodbye to him around a quarter to 6 (yay short commute!), and then go back to sleep until my alarm goes off at 7. This morning, however, things were a […]

Brooks Farm…. Squishy!!!

Brooks Farm Solana, purchased at Rhinebeck to make Cherie Amour.

And, as promised, the pictures of my SAFF acquisitions.

On Thursday before SAFF, Aimee (AKA the Evil Enabler) took me to The Yarn Shop by Rainy Day Creations. I picked up the Cascade 220 to make these cute cabled gloves that she’s making, and […]