Unexpected treat

I traveled up to Saratoga Springs for a few days for a work-related project. I knew I’d have plenty of down time, so I packed enough yarn for 3 projects. Except, I packed the yarn before leaving in the morning. Early in the morning. When I opened my suitcase in Saratoga, it turned out that … Read more

Interview with knitting designer and LYS owner, Aimee Alexander

Today, I’m really happy to share an interview with Aimee Alexander, a knitting designer, publisher, and local yarn shop owner.  Like me, Aimee is also participating in the Indie Design Gift-a-Long.  You can find Aimee online on Ravelry (as getknitty, through the Polka Dot Sheep Publications and the Knit ‘n Needle Yarn Shoppe groups, and through … Read more

Interview with Cindy from Yarn Places

This post contains affiliate links. Today, I’m interviewing Cindy, the editor of a newish website called Yarn Places.  Cindy is a bit of a Renaissance woman. She was an architect for the first ten years of her career.  She then returned to school for a Masters in Social Work. A few years ago, she stopped working as … Read more

Year of Projects, Year 2: Ravellenics and Unveiling the Motif

This post contains affiliate links. This week I made progress towards two of my most challenging YOP goals. My sister and I were able to decide on a motif for my mom’s milestone birthday blanket. We both had a really hard time choosing a motif, so I made a hybrid.  My hybrid pattern uses the … Read more

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 back to New York. The … Read more