Category: Yarn

Guest post: Yarn Substitution

Today, as part of the Fall Shawl Together, I have a guest post from Jill Wolcott! You can also check out this post on her blog. This post is part of the Fall Shawl Together, a collaborative project featuring great

Posted in Fall Shawl Together, Guest post, Jill Wolcott, Knitting, Substitutions, Yarn


I previously reviewed Zealana Air Marle, a DK weight marled possum/cashmere/silk yarn, and while I had high praise for the yarn, I wasn’t happy with my own choice of stitch pattern. I’ve reused the yarn here, to much greater effect,

Posted in Cowls, Knitting, Yarn

Throw it on the pile over there

Because I didn’t have enough sample FOs that lack a pattern, I completed another. This is a baby dress knit in Orange Flower Twist | SOCK in Sandstone, with Wabi Sabi Tallulah in Amelia for the edging. Orange Flower was

Posted in Dresses, In progress, Knitting, Orange Flower, Original Pattern, Yarn

Goodbye to Cephalopod

You have likely already heard the news that Cephalopod Yarns is closing its doors. There are more details at Sarah’s blog. (Side note: Sarah’s writing is beautiful and everyone should be reading her blog because she’s a brilliant, kind, funny,

Posted in Cardigans, Carved from Wool, Cephalopod Yarns, Collection, Design, Fine Hewn, Finished Projects, Future Projects, Hats, In progress, Inspiration, Knitting, Original Pattern, Pullovers, Shawls, Sweaters, Yarn

Review: Zealana Air Marle

A new year, a new chance for me to be perpetually behindhand! Happy 2014, everyone, just a little bit late. The kind folks at Zealana gave me a chance to try their new Air Marle yarn and I jumped at

Posted in Knitting, Review, Yarn

Fall KAL Reboot

So when I was thinking of doing a KAL I forgot two important things. One, in places that are not here, it’s been kinda hot. Like, living on the surface of the sun hot, apparently. And while it’s been warm

Posted in Fall KAL, Prizes, Yarn

Summertime and the livin’ is woolly

I don’t really have anything to share right now, so enjoy this photo of Nora eating yarn ice cream that she dyed herself. The flavor is Raspberry Sunset, she says!

Posted in Yarn

Wovember 2nd – Merino

What’s Wovember? Look here. By far the most common knitting wool in use today, merino was not always so accessible. Sheep originate from Asia Minor and parts of Europe, but the ancient Phoenicians, in their role as importers and exporters,

Posted in Knitting History, Merino, Sheep, Wool, Wovember, Yarn

How’s it holding up, part the second

Yesterday I posted about the wear and tear on five sweaters, and today I have five more to talk about. All of the sweaters today have actually held up very well, so hooray for that! No more disasters like my

Posted in Knitting, Sweaters, Yarn

How’s it holding up?

First off, I did an interview with the incredibly gracious Lumia of Worsted Knitt, so if you’d like to read it, head on over and check it out! I’ve been meaning to do this for ages: take out old projects

Posted in Knitting, Sweaters, Yarn