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Heels and toes

It’s mid-October, so I thought a Soctober update was in order. Mostly, I think, I’m on track.

My first priority this month was to finish these… 584 more words


Slightly odd socks

It turns out that maybe the best way to finish a pair of plain socks is to cast on an intricately cabled sweater. These socks have been on my needles since April. 592 more words


In the heart of the oyster

Kate, the owner and master dyer of  Dragonfly Fibers, contacted me after the New Year with a last minute request. The final round of her 2012 yarn club was wrapping up and she wanted some goodies for the club members and thought of… 252 more words

Stitch Markers

Yarn Throwdown: Gaia Lace vs. Nautilace

So you think Gaia Lace is so 2011?? And it’s all about Nautilace!?

Before I start, let me just say that I’m so SO glad that… 443 more words


Wrought Mitts Knitting and Friday Fun

Stephannie Tallent, tech editor, designer, and now author of California Revival Knits just does such gorgeous, thoughtful designs. Now she’s doing a Knitalong for a pattern from her new book; the… 132 more words


Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival

This past weekend was my very first trip to Maryland Sheep and Wool, despite having lived within an easy half-hour drive of the festival my whole life. 400 more words


Club Dragon Witch

I love receiving parcels in the mail. Esp when it has yarn in it. Duh.

I have been on a self-imposed yarn diet for a few months now. 291 more words