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New Pattern Released: Skein Watch Socks!

New Pattern Released: Skein Watch Socks!

I’m thrilled to announce the release of my latest pattern, the Skein Watch Socks, a collaboration between Kino Knits and One Twisted Tree yarn!   Designed especially for One Twisted Tree twist series yarn and black yarn (fans of the Prairie Girls Knit and Spin […]

Knitting in South Africa: An Epic Adventure

Knitting in South Africa: An Epic Adventure

I just got back from a long vacation. It was glorious. Cape Town, South Africa, is a pain to get to, but once you’re there… oh, the joy. With gorgeous double ocean AND mountain vistas, tasty and cheap food, and interesting cultural and outdoorsy things […]

How to Calculate Yardage of an Unlabeled Skein

How to Calculate Yardage of an Unlabeled Skein

Ever lost a yarn label? Or ever bought yarn without one? Just how *do* you figure out how much yarn you have? Grab a scale and either a tape measure or a niddy noddy and follow me. You may remember that in my post titled […]

How to Knit a Sweater in Just 2.5 Years and 30 Easy Steps

How to Knit a Sweater in Just 2.5 Years and 30 Easy Steps

Fall 2011: Receive the Fall 2011 issue of Interweave Knits. Instantly fall in love with the Dahlia Cardigan by Heather Zoppetti.  Early May 2013: Go to MD Sheep and Wool with a specific shopping list that includes yarn for the Dahlia Cardigan. Debate over several options […]

LYS (sorta) Review: Spinners Web, Nairobi, Kenya

LYS (sorta) Review: Spinners Web, Nairobi, Kenya

I’ve often complained that I have no Local Yarn Shop (LYS) in Nairobi, so you may be wondering how I’m doing this review. However, contrary to what you might expect from its name or its logo, Spinners Web is not strictly a yarn or fiber […]