Among the horrors of 2020, which are abundant and well-known, so I won’t list them, the crafting community is reeling from a design change on our beloved forum, Ravelry. This change is causing neurological symptoms among users, ranging from mild to severe. The laundry list of complaints is long, including headache, migraine, and seizure. Here […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A few weeks ago, I saw a post from Mary Mooney with a photo of the “Kitty Couch” pattern, available at Annie’s Attic. Designed by Candy Clayton, the pattern contains 3 different couches that are just the right size for a cat. They are so adorable that it was pretty easy for Bill to talk […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Friday, May 22nd, an e-mail arrived with the force of a bomb. John Levisay, CEO of Bluprint (formerly Craftsy) sent instructors notice that NBC/Universal was going to be closing the platform over the next few months. I have lots of feelings about this, and it is going to be difficult to process. I have the […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
When stuck at home for weeks, it’s a great time to get organized, right? Who else thought you were going to get a whole lot of cleaning done? Right…… time slips away pretty fast. Well, I really wanted to get SOMETHING done, so I decided to tackle the room that has been my staging area […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Covid-19 pandemic has been devastating in many ways, but I always try to look for ways to flip a situation and see what good can come out of it. The time I’ve had at home has been productive. Maybe not as productive as it OUGHT to have been, but hey, it’s a stressful time, […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
“Adapt, Migrate, or Become Extinct” was a banner on the wall of my high school biology class. Mrs. Rudfeldt was one of my favorite teachers, and she was a fantastic inspiration – probably why I ended up studying to be a doctor. This rule was ingrained into me, and is so true. With Covid-19, we […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Walking through the Stitches West 2019 market, this drew my eye. A sampler of color – Scheepjes Stone-washed XL. Just begging to be knit into an Annetarsia project. At 1260 total yards, I was pretty sure that it was a sweater’s worth, but I hedged my bets and started looking for a solid color yarn […]Continue Reading... 6 Comments.
I look forward to February every year, because it contains 2 of my favorite fiber events: Madrona Winter Retreat, and Stitches West. First up was Madrona, and although it is always wonderful, this year the vibe seemed especially up-beat and relaxed. I’ve been knitting with Marly Bird’s Chic Sheep yarn for Red Heart, for months. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat
There were amazing knitters on the Musk Ox and Glacier CraftCruise. The photographs don’t capture all of it, because there was SO MUCH! Enjoying the projects people were knitting, wearing, planning was an absolute joy. The Blocking class inspired folks to finish things up to block in class, so we enjoyed a good luck at those […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Want to meet amazing knitters? Go on a #CraftCruise
There were wonderful yarn stores in Alaska, and we took advantage! So many ideas, and it was great to have people to bounce ideas off of, and get input on which colorway to choose, what design would be best for this or that yarn, etc. We didn’t have to worry about anything except having a […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on First we shop, then we knit. Paradise is #CraftCruises