Rippling Along

“Like a blanket to wear around your neck,” we agreed. I’d been chatting with Melissa, who owns Seaside Yarns–the lovely little yarn shop here in Juneau. We are both crocheters from childhood and we have strong associations with granny squares and the popular zigzag patterns of the 1970s. My house has my grandmother’s scrap blankets on . . . → Read More: Rippling Along

Feeling Sheepy

photo credit: JOE MARINARO

I’ve always had a thing for sheepy yarns. You know the kind I mean. They smell earthy, feel a bit like lanolin. They maybe even have a bit of straw left in them (Spinners call this “VM” for “vegetable matter”). When I lived in Maryland I was surrounded, north and south, by . . . → Read More: Feeling Sheepy

Dude Demos Socks

Robyn alerted me to the fact that Detroit Public Television has episodes of Knit and Crochet Today streaming on their web site, including the episode where Drew Emborsky, The Crochet Dude, demonstrates how to crochet my toe-up sock design.

Drew does a great job of showing all the fun parts of sock-making. It was nice to see . . . → Read More: Dude Demos Socks

Of Yarn and Wizards

Last night, we took the whole family to a Washington Wizards basketball game. It was a lot of fun–Selma enjoyed every second. She loved the game, the “dancers,” Jay liked the mascot and all the clapping and chanting. We’re paying for it today, all tired and out of sorts from a change in our schedule.

I had . . . → Read More: Of Yarn and Wizards

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