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Category Archives: Yarn
A tale of too much yarn and other unfortunate events.
DATE MILES 2008 -12-31 27 2013-01-13 64.5 2015-01-11 88.8 2020-06-28 81.8 2022-12-14 83.6 I believe this qualifies — sadly — as S.A.B.L.E In my defense, nearly 5,000 yards of that is in an afghan that is 90% done. And another … Continue reading
Posted in Da Yeep, knitting, Matthew, Yarn 7 Comments
Have you noticed some deficiencies in the USPS lately? I kinda sorta thought I noticed it, then Amy Singer of Knitty said this in a Patreon email: “When the pandemic hit, I realized that mailing stuff to you wasn’t so … Continue reading
Posted in Friends, Miscellaneous, Politics, national, Rants, various, Ravelry, Yarn 9 Comments
This, that, and the other. And a contest.
We went out on Thursday to run errands. We went to… The bank to make a deposit The co-op for bread flour. The post office for stamps and to mail a very belated Christmas present. The library to return books … Continue reading
Posted in Contests, Coronavirus, Miscellaneous, Yarn 6 Comments
A Kat™ led astray: a cautionary tale of temptation and madness.
Say, that is one heckava dramatic blog post title, doncha think? Ahem. As you may know, Mason-Dixon Knitting started their 2019 March Mayhem competition on Friday. Head over to that link if you are not familiar with this phenomenon. In brief, … Continue reading
Posted in Chaika, knitting, Sweaters, Yarn 10 Comments
Because I am nothing if not late to the party.
Have you seen all the Carbeths on Instagram and Ravelry and on blogs? Many are a solid (or solid tweed) color. sd Others are a bit more colorful. as Even pets get into the Carbeth act. sd I have resisted … Continue reading
Posted in Carbeth, knitting, Yarn 12 Comments
You just never know when yarn will come in handy.
I bought a couple pairs of Dansko clogs ($31 on Amazon! Normally >$100! Score!) this fall. One pair is large enough that I can wear my normal half-sole arch supports in them, but the other is one metric size smaller. … Continue reading
Posted in Yarn 7 Comments
I started an analysis of my knitting future a while back. This is the kind of thing math geeks do for fun. Download stash from Ravelry into an Excel s/s. Total up the “yards remaining” column. (140,000, more or less) … Continue reading
Posted in Accounting, knitting, Silliness, Yarn 12 Comments
Color me blue.
There has been a need in my wardrobe for a solid blue sweater, and earlier this fall LLBean helped me fill that void. One navy blue long cardigan, one turqoise-ish pullover, and a cornflower blue cardigan all came to live … Continue reading
Posted in Yarn 15 Comments
I have the itch to cast on a sweater for myself; a nice cardigan or something with cables or maybe something simple knit from gorgeous yarn. But I am Being A Grownup. My first priority must be to Finish All Most … Continue reading
Posted in knitting, Sweaters, Yarn 6 Comments
How I matched the colors.
I know you are all thinking, How did she figure out how to match the colors for the [Lilo &] Stitch? Since I am all about being helpful and transparent, here is a short tutorial in Matching Color To An Image … Continue reading
Posted in Dyeing, Silliness, Yarn 6 Comments