Category Archives: Fiber Arts

Looking at my knitting

So, I started a project in the dark days of winter simply because I wanted something bright to look at. I started a garter trap. Everything about the project was strategic. I picked annoyingly bright yarn from my stash. It … Continue reading

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The First Rule of Yarn Club

Is that you talk about yarn. The second rule of yarn club is that you think about yarn. The third rule of yarn club is that obsess about yarn. Yarn. So, anticipating that this year would be a difficult year … Continue reading

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Knitting

In my last post a mentioned that I’ve been traveling. I brought knitting with me, of course I did. I started Deborah Frank’s Dark Passenger. I haven’t touched it since I started it. Normally, when I go a long time … Continue reading

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The Quarter Stitch

Now that we’ve passed the Solstice and summer has officially begun I’ve been thinking about my summer knitting projects. In particular, I’ve thought about one of the new projects I am hoping to start this summer, The Exploration Station. It … Continue reading

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It is supposed to look like a heart

  I have re-caught the tatting bug. So, I took to Pinterest and I found This Christmas tree Celtic knot.  I thought for sure this would be easy. It is just chains and picots.  I don’t think I got the … Continue reading

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Summer Knitting

Summer is almost upon us and my summer projects in my professional life are in full swing. So, I decided that I need to consider my summer knitting goals. I always have things languishing on my needles. I am a … Continue reading

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One stitch at a time

I have been working, one row at a time in stolen minutes between statistical models I’m running for my day job, on being a more consistent crocheter. I want to make the stitches tight on the hook but that makes … Continue reading

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I made a thing!

I finished my crochet shawl! I love easy crochet patterns! They are my new favorite! As you can see, I need to work on my tension and stitch size. But, first (third) projects have that look about them. (As you … Continue reading

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Decreasing….and other things

I’ve been meaning to post all this week but I have had a very busy work week (plus, it was graduation this week and some old friends were in town to get hooded so in addition to work being busy … Continue reading

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Reading Crochet

Friday marked the beginning of the CftC Makealong and I went out guns blazing. Or, I tried. It took me awhile to remember how to half treble crochet or double crochet or whatever it is called. Then, it took me … Continue reading

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