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 shawl-related content from designers, bloggers, and podcasters. We’re featuring a new post each week, now … [Read more…]


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, I think. This plain cowl with pops of bright color (Orange Flower MCN Worsted in … [Read more…]

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, honest person who writes with grace and gift.) I am so sad to be saying … [Read more…]

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 the chance, because, really, who turns down a chance to knit a possum/cashmere/silk blend? Not … [Read more…]

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 here, it really hasn’t been hot and I’ve never much felt deterred from knitting this … [Read more…]

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 that I’ve worn many times and check in with how the yarn is holding up. … [Read more…]