I may not be the most patient person who ever walked the earth. Okay,okay..(husband is IN HYSTERICS as I write this). That could potentially be a bit ofanunderstatement. While I was waiting for my Quince yarn to arrive for the Scarves Etc. collection, I went down to Knitwit in Portland and got a skein of Osprey to play around with and swatch. I wanted to be ready to go the second that yarn arrived! While I was swatching, I thought… Read more »


Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes with a yarn company? I have. Last fall, I answered Quince & Co’s call for scarf submissions–and to my great joy, the Falmouth Scarf was chosen as one of the pieces for the collection. Not only that, but Pam asked me if I’d be willing to come in and model the scarves, since I’m a mere hour’s drive from their main operation. I’ll be honest: I was excited, but also… Read more »


Ah, it’s that time of year. Christmas is over, and I really enjoy slowing down (though, in all honesty: Idefinitelyhaven’t)…this means setting aside time to spin yarn, too, instead of just knitting it. There are those days when the snow rushes down in thick clusters full of snowflakes, and the only thin line separating you from the outside world is your drafty windowpanes. The woodstove roars as you stock it with wood, and despite the wind and snow, there is… Read more »


Hello Friends! Most of my American purchases lately have been yarn, and it’s easy to see why. Knitting is a wonderul way to tell stories through your work: about where you live, what you do… So today, I have the Barnwood Series: a hat and cowl made of the most incredibly Luxe handdyed yarn by Kim out in Montana. Kim’s yarn can be found here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/westernskyknits and it’s totally worth stalking the updates. Her colors look like home to me…. Read more »


Hello Friends! Most of you probably do a spring clean to air out the house and get things in order–but fall is my favorite season, so I do a fall clean as well! (Trust me, I’mverymessy…veryverymessy) so don’t go thinking I’m on top of it all, all the time! During my foray into cleaning, I discovered that I didn’t have a good fall hat. Luckily, this coincided with Elena (Anadiomena on Ravelry) sending me a GORGEOUS skein of yarn. Ok- before… Read more »