By a Thousand Cuts


This post is summed up pretty well by the fact that I already wrote it once… and then my iPad WordPress app deleted half of the first draft. It’s been a long couple of months, where everything felt like it … Continue reading →

Let’s cut to the chase


I GOT A WHEEL. So fun story: back in the beginning of the fall, a lovely friend from one of my spinning groups let me borrow her Ashford Traveller wheel (which is a castle, or upright, wheel; hers also had two … Continue reading →

Le Fin de Fleece


The Tour de France (and thus, the Tour de Fleece) finished yesterday! Thus, it’s high time for a wrap-up. So in just enough time to spare last week, I figured out my challenge day spinning. Uncreatively, I decided to just spin thick … Continue reading →

Knit Locally, Think Globally

Exciting news! I’m pleased to announce that I’m helping regularly at Knit Locally, a new knitting shop in Boyds, Maryland. Open on Saturdays and Sundays, it’s in a sweet Victorian house in the country, great for a weekend drive/visit. It’s super-cozy with a sofa, … Continue reading →

Autumn Goodies

It’s now December, which means it’s beyond time to finish my autumn catch-up (and time to figure out how to discuss Christmas knits without giving them away)! This past May at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, I discovered Fiber Optic Yarn and fell … Continue reading →

Summer of Swag

Operation Fussy Little Pearl (see my last post) is slowly getting underway, but first, let’s take a step back and talk a little more about the summer. See, I may have over-compensated for my lost creative mojo by indulging in buying pretty things. This, … Continue reading →


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Ask and Ye Shall Receive

Remind me not to take my father yarn shopping. Not because he’s bad at it, no! Never! Because he’s far too good at it, and I end up walking out with far more (beautiful, beautiful) skeins than I intended. See, last … Continue reading →

My Saturday (I’m a guild member!)

Though it’s been really fun talking about my summer textile adventures, it’s time for a brief break — not least because the next post I make is going to have a TON of pictures, and it’s going to take me … Continue reading →

Textiles in the Netherlands, 2013

Before London, I travelled around the Netherlands with Yolande. She’s originally from Groningen (in the north), and OH MY GOSH THERE WERE PONIES EVERYWHERE. Much of this part of the holiday was spent doing Very Local and Dutch Things, such … Continue reading →