Let’s Go Mets!

Once upon a time, I was a huge Mets fan.  As a childhood tomboy who was also a bookworm (interesting combo, I know), I was convinced after reading Bums: An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers by Peter Golenbock that to support the Yankees was tantamount to treason.  I was born in Brooklyn,… View Post

Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class – Double-ended crochet (a cheat)

(This post is part of my Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class series. You can read the other posts in this series here.) This week, I haven’t had time to work on a new project based on one of the techniques highlighted in Crochet Master Class, so I decided to dig through some older photographs… View Post

Vacation non-yarn haul and LYS review: Finely a Knitting Party

One of the yarn shops I planned to visit during my trip to Pennsylvania was out of business, so I decided to add another shop to my list. Since I was staying just one train stop away from Swarthmore, I planned a visit to Finely a Knitting Party on my way… View Post

FO Friday: Mother’s Day Shawl and other fun stuff

A few weeks ago, I shared a picture of a pineapple shawl I decided to design and make for my Mom seven days before Mother’s Day.  (Cue up the “What were you thinking??” comments from the peanut gallery.) I wasn’t sure if I would finish it on time, and I… View Post

Vacation yarn haul and LYS review: Philadelphia, PA

View Larger Map Last week, I took my dream vacation and spent a few days at Pendle Hill in Wallingford, PA.  The main purpose of the vacation was to relax, enjoy the silence, (wait, what is this?  some kind of retro pop music playlist??), spend some time outdoors, and live… View Post