Jul
21

Guide to Yarn Put Ups

Guide to Yarn Put Ups (aka How yarn’s wound.) Walking through the aisle of your favorite yarn or craft store, you may’ve noticed that the way yarn is wound, packaged and/or displayed varies. The reason may also vary — from brand, yarn weight, or fiber type. The general term for the actual way the yarn…

Jul
15

Project: DPN Stocking Ornament!

I’m loving the new, sharper tips on the Takumi double-pointed needles so much that I’ve been thinking about gifting them to some of the knitters in my life. I know I’d love receiving a set either by themselves, or bundled with some luscious yarn! Well, here we are barely into mid-summer, and I’m already pondering holidays…

Jul
07

Hey, Austin locals! Join me this weekend as I take part in the Library Craft Crawl. Every day for a long weekend, a different library in the area will host a craft-along led by local designers like myself,  Jennifer Perkins, Jamie Dorobek, and more! My session takes place on Sunday, July 12th at the Faulk…

Jun
26

Love is Love

Today is a big day in U.S., civil rights history. As of June 26, 2015 a sect of our population can no longer be discriminated against when it comes to being in committed, loving relationships. Federal law now permits legal, same sex marriage. It is now, as it always should’ve been. There is significant LGBT representation…

Jun
24

6 Tools That Make a Knitter’s Life Easier

You already love it: choosing your favorite fiber in colors that speak to you; deciding on a project that expresses your vision; casting on a string of possibilities; working individual stitches which ultimately become something beautiful. If you read this blog, then chances are that knitting is your passion. That doesn’t mean, however that it’s not work. It is,…