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New Beginnings

I have been thinking a lot lately about new beginnings.  The last couple months have seen a lot of new beginnings, fresh starts, etc from the people I love.   563 more words


Yarn Color Conversion Charts

Happy Wednesday, crafters!

Everyone has their favorite yarn, and mine is Vanna’s Choice (big surprise there, right?). I know that not everyone can find Vanna’s Choice in the colors they need, so I’ve spent the last couple of weeks putting together a series of yarn color conversion charts! 102 more words


The 30 Day Knitting Challenge: Day 14

Day 14: What’s the worst yarn/fiber that you’ve worked with and why?

Hoo boy, that’s a tough one to answer. I’m pretty sure there are plenty of awful yarn experiences I’ve had that I’ve blocked out of my memory. 618 more words


Basketweave Blanket

This is a huge throw that I’ve been knitting as my brothers’s housewarming gift.

This is a super easy knit and is a free pattern… 102 more words


The Inauguration Scarf

Here is another completed crochet project.  I call this little number an Americana Infinity Scarf or in order it to be actually used in cold weather, the Inauguration Scarf (January 20, nice and cold). 233 more words


The Earth Day Butterflies in the Garden Infinity Scarf

My yarn-busting is coming along in between and around my school work, my grandchildren, my career development, negotiating the dynamics of living in close proximity of in-laws, fighting off old habits, recognizing and living with the reality that my family’s anxiety with each other has originated from one long continuous bout of avoidance-coping, actualizing my gregarious artist temperament with my own stifling mediocrity,  and walking through the college prep process with my teenage daughter. 389 more words



Red cable hat.

As you may have guessed, I fucking love cables. I would knit everything with cables if I could.

This pattern, as mentioned before is… 200 more words