Brain-eating Amoeba

When I was a kid I had a lot of irrational fears. My dad cured me of my fear of accidental poisoning by taking a bite of whatever I was afraid of and then, clutching at his neck and gagging,

Nuno in Virginia

On Friday, I got to sneak down to Virginia, and without totally abandoning work, hang out with two great fiber buds: Kim Werker and Shannon Okey. For the most part, we hung out at the Holiday Inn where they were

Talk to Kim TODAY! on Blog Talk Radio

The amazing Kim Werker will be appearing on the omni-present Shannon Okey’s call-in Internet Radio Show: The Knitgrrl Show. Tune in today at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. To call into the show, dial: 718-664-9504To IM the show use the buddy

Needlepoint Revival

I don’t know why its called Spring Cleaning, because I’ve been doing it all week. I washed all of our light couch covers and assorted quilts and pillows and put them away, bringing out the darker colors for fall. This

Hamilton Eats Local

I grew up right next to the Hamilton College campus in Clinton, NY where my parents still work. Today the college is participating in the Eat Local Challenge along with other colleges in the Northeast. They’re holding a campus-wide picnic


Embroidered-bag Originally uploaded by miss-frugality Miss-Frugality machine embroidered plain cotton fabric to make this amazing bag. Technorati Tags:embroidery

4Tomster, Love Momster

‘ghan label Originally uploaded by prairie.mouse I love how Prarie Mouse labelled the afghan she made for her son Tom. Technorati Tags:crochet, granny square, embroidery

Saucy Louise

A fun new site in English devoted to craft books and supplies from Japan. The books and mags often have sample pages so you can see what you’re getting. The owner of the site is in Japan and is also

Make Your Own Shawl Pin

Pam, over at the Knotty Generation has a great free tutorial posted about making your own shawl pin. All it takes is a ring, a few yards of yarn and a crochet hook. The tutorial has great step-by-step photos, and