I read voraciously and love when I read books in groups that create possibilities I hadn't expected when I started each title. That's the case with these three books. First, I'll provide short thoughts on each title of the trio and then how they could be combined for exciting new … [Read more...] about 3 Book Reviews: Natural Colors & Customized Shawls
If you look closely at my progress on the High Sierra Shawl in my last post, you'll see that the edge looks different from other samples. I read the instructions and intended to follow them, but my fingers did what they wanted. My eyes warned me it wasn't correct, but I was too excited by the … [Read more...] about Fixing Mistakes
Instead of becoming distracted by posting to social media, I periodically write about the projects I’m working on here. Honestly, there hasn't been much progress on existing projects since the last time I wrote. The humidity this summer was not kind to my planned work and there were too many large … [Read more...] about in progress (25 September 2020)
Tomorrow, 12 September 2020, is Local Yarn Store Day. I hope you'll find a way to support participating stores and businesses. This day was designed to celebrate and support local yarn stores, think of it as a yarn crawl of sorts. This year, like most everything, things are different. Please check … [Read more...] about local yarn store day, 2020
In the last post, I invited you to join in the swatch project. Together we will build our own library of information so we can make better informed substitutions. We'll do this by researching details about the yarn and swatching. There are many other projects to help you learn to swatch. My goal … [Read more...] about Swatch Library Project, First Steps
Over the past year, there have been increasing discussions online about yarn substitution, design samples, and accessibility. This year has been one of change and the focus of this post is no different. Today I’ll write a little about the essential crux of the question, Can I change that?. There are … [Read more...] about Can I Change That?