Category Archives: Yarn

Thoughts.

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

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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

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S.A.B.L.E.

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

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Sweater thoughts.

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

Road trip!

Elder Son graduates from his residency program this weekend, so we are off to Sioux Falls. It’s a six-hour trip one way, more or less, so that means… NEW PROJECT! Ahem. Yeah, I already have a portable project OTN, but … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew, knitting, Scarves, Yarn | 5 Comments