Knitting, Swatching, Yarn Tasting

Yarn Tasting

Stop stressing…no one is ingesting any wool around here. Yarn tasting is a real thing, but it’s not, like, a literal thing. It’s a fun and useful marketing tool used by yarn stores and consumer events to allow customers to try out or “taste” a yarn before buying it. Think of being in Costco and… Read More Yarn Tasting

Knitting, Marl, Modifications, Swatching

Marvelous Marls

Knitters love yarn. That’s a given. But let’s face it…some yarns are just a snore. Even when well bred, spun, plied and knit into a perfectly respectable fabric, they can still remain lackluster and uninspired. Hang on to your shorts, because I have discovered the cure for those snoozville yarns languishing in your stash: Marling.… Read More Marvelous Marls

Design, Knitting, WIPs

All Things Considered

I’ve been wading…swimming…drowning…in new knitted-thing ideas recently. And when I have an idea…I SWATCH…and swatch and swatch and swatch. Then, unable to chose between one of the brand new shiny things or one of the already-in-progress-but-I-really-want-it things, I am paralyzed. Staring at the television. My knitting things staring right back at me. A couple nights… Read More All Things Considered