Spinzilla 2015

Spinzilla 2015

Last week, I participated in a monster spinning week: Spinzilla! It was my first time participating and what fun it was! With #teamsweetgeorgia, I spun a lot more yarn than I thought I could/would, with over 2800 yards (that’s more than 1.25 miles)! YeeHaw! Now, we just sit back and wait for the final results to be announced. Or find a use for all of my new yarn. Grin! Are you a spinner?

Yarn Play: Superfine 400

Yarn Play: Superfine 400

I haven’t had much time in the last two months to sit and just meander and play with new yarns, but this week, I insisted to myself that it was time. In fact, it was past time. I was given the chance to dig my fingers into a brand new yarn, one that is mesmerizing in its delicate comfort: Superfine 400 from Yarn and Soul (distributed by Classic Elite Yarns). There are times when we just need … to be

Stitch Play: Telluride

Stitch Play: Telluride

When I knit up a sample of Telluride from Classic Elite Yarns, I wanted a stitch pattern that was as simple and beautiful as the yarn itself. Oh, yes, I think this one hit the mark. Give it a try and let me know what you think! Remember, 2/2 LC is a left-leaning cable, so work it like this: slip two stitches to a cable needle and hold to the front, knit two, then knit the two from the cable

Unbelievable Lightness with Berroco Maya

Unbelievable Lightness with Berroco Maya

You guys, I am done. Done with these huge, major, heavy, suck-your-life-away-for-a-month projects! I AM FREEEEEE!!! The lightness my shoulders feel is unbelievable. Easy, carefree, and feeling as though the future is wide open to every possibility again. And it means I can get back to my favorite thing: playing happily with yarn. And oh, do I have a lovely yarn that you’ll want to get: Berroco Maya. I snapped it up at my local yarn shop (the Recycled Lamb

Your Regular Fiber Supplement [5.26.15]

Your Regular Fiber Supplement [5.26.15]

A generous helping of fiber lovelies found across the web. A chance to soak up the pleasure of creative adventure. A quiet moment of rest that only knitting inspiration can provide. You know – a monthly round-up of awesome knitterly things I found to help keep you happy and regular!  I found this endearing video of Sweet Georgia Yarns and if it doesn’t make you fall instantly in love … well, you have a heart of coal. lol Star Wars

The Heartbeat in Sweet Georgia

The Heartbeat in Sweet Georgia

“It has a heartbeat. It … flickers.” When I find someone who is as passionate about the inspiring, energetic, heart-warming qualities of yarn as I am … well, I just don’t ever want to let them go! I’ve long believed that yarn, with its rich depth and invigorating texture, reaches into our spirits like few other things can. It’s all about connecting us with our past, our present, and our true selves. Felicia, at Sweet Georgia Yarns, beautifully describes that

Oh, Anzula, take me away!

Oh, Anzula, take me away!

My goodness, it has been one of those weeks. The children seeming to have lost their minds with attitude, the husband moping about because of all the rain and being cooped up inside, and my work load behaving so irrationally that my calendar looks like a monster truck ran across it. Trying to get it all done, keep up, stay ahead … it’s enough to make one go screaming for the hills! Remember those old spa product commercials? “Calgon, take

Like the rainbow after the dark clouds… yarn review

Like the rainbow after the dark clouds… yarn  review

I’m a sucker for pretty colors and lightweight yarn, but I’m not often stopped in my tracks by them. Until I put my hands on this stunning skein of Hawthorne Sport. Like a sudden burst a rainbow after the dark clouds from an early May storm, this rich, vibrant yarn grabs hold of the knitter’s heart with delight and wonder. And I’ll add that, here in Colorado, which can’t make up its dang mind between spring thunderstorms, summer heat, and

“Never go out of style”

“Never go out of style”

I’ve got a confession to make. I love Taylor Swift. …ducking… Her newest song, Style, has me feeling that James Dean daydream feeling … soft, casual, nostalgic feelings that never really fade, reminding us of those sweet moments of yesterday. It’s like home. Comforting. Timeless. Never going out of style. We knitters can name yarn like that, can’t we? Fibers and textures that we turn to again and again because it has a hold on our hearts as much as

Happiness Found with Mrs. Crosby

Happiness Found with Mrs. Crosby

I was reading the other day about how only 1 in 3 Americans consider themselves very happy. For you math nerds out there, that’s only 33% of us! I can’t help but wonder if those 66% percent ever thought about delving deep into the handcraft realm, such as knitting, crochet, or embroidery. Knitting has been all over the national news media lately because of the numerous mental health and anti-aging benefits due to its serotonin, dopamine, and endorphin effects (thank

A Super Bulky You Need Today!

A Super Bulky You Need Today!

Sinfully lush, the new Super Bulky by Freia Fine Handpaints is a yarn that I just can’t put down! I know spring is nearly upon us (with summer shortly behind), but bulky is in, baby, and when you add in a mind-blowing color palette of ombre, you just can’t say “no!” The distinctive color options in Freia’s gradients are positively drool-worthy, easily nudging you out of your comfort zone with a mild transition here and there.  You’ll find that the variation

Busy at work…

I’ve been a busy, busy bee working on a couple of different things. Each will be making its way to you in the next few weeks, but how about a sneak peak at what I think might very well be the softest, most buttery yarn I’ve ever worked with…. mmmm…. FYI: the yarn is Knit Picks Diadem (Fingering). Oh, boy — are you going to think you’ve gone to heaven… Be sure to a) use bamboo needles because it is