Par Avion

Earlier this week, I came home to this. I hadn’t recently ordered anything from Canada, so I was puzzled.  However, upon turning it over, I discovered the customs form. (In case you’re wondering, there’s almost nothing cooler than seeing the phrase “handknit socks” on a customs form when the temperatures are about 20 degrees below … Read more

Year of Projects, Year 2: Slow and steady

This post contains affiliate links. After a few busy weeks with minimal blogging (and minimal blog reading), I’m happy to return and report that I’ve made progress on my new YOP goals. I’ve started two projects for myself! First on the list in my 2013 Temperature Scarf, which is a great stashbuster.  I love that … Read more

Conceptual startitis, or Am I Crazy?

It’s usually when I have obligatory projects with looming deadlines that I suddenly have the urge to begin new projects.  My current case of startitis revolves around two projects for me: a pair of socks and a conceptual knitting project, my 2013 Crocheted Temperature Scarf. The backstory: While procrastinating on Sunday night, I came across the … Read more

2012 Year in Review: Frog Fest!

I’m not the type of crocheter (or knitter) who feels the need to complete every project I start.  Sometimes I start a project for stress relief, other times I make a bad yarn choice, and then there are times when the project just isn’t really something I want to work on anymore. Today, I’m celebrating … Read more

Year of Projects, Year 2: Spinning, Take 1

This post contains affiliate links. I had a bit of a cliffhanger in my last Year of Projects update (you might have missed it since it was hidden between pictures of yarn): would I be able to take the Basic Dropspindling class at the North Jersey Fiber Arts Festival? It turns out that there was room for … Read more

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