Della Q

 

I’ve lusted after Della Q’s bags for over two years now. For at least two Christmases, birthdays, and anniversaries, I dropped not so subtle…

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Bad at me-time, great at guilt.

A typical day for me runs from about 6AM til Midnight. And that’s without school this year. Last year, when I was in school, I was lucky to see 4 hours of sleep daily. In a few short months I’ll be adding a baby to my day so I guess it’s a really good thing that Wawa has a rewards program now ’cause I expect I’ll be drinking their coffee* by the gallon. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. In a typical day I teach, go down the checklist of freelance jobs that I’m involved with, design,…

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2015 Geek-A-Long: Professor Frink

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“Well, it should be clear to even the most dimwitted individual – who holds and advanced degree in hypothetical topology – that Homer Simpson has stumbled into… … the Third Dimension!” – Professor Frink

We can’t have a Geek-A-Long blanket called Mad Scientists without Professor Frink. The Simpsons have been around FOREVER, and Frink has roughly 24 years of anecdotal proof that he belongs here. But that…

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How to Deal with Disappointment

When faced with a disappointing experience, like the time Jac and I went to New York for her birthday and were let down by the ghost town that was Lily Dale, we’re not afraid to cut our loses. Just like we did then, we find the nearest place to get a half decent cup of coffee and search out a good yarn store. Then we rub those sweet sweet fibers on our cheeks until we feel better and purchase way too much yarn. But what do you do when the thing that brought you disappointment was yarn?

Over this…

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Yarnings

Yarnings 1

After we said good-bye to Rosie’s Yarn Cellar, Jac and I vowed to make October the month of the local yarn store. Now we’re making good on that promise. Last week we visited Hidden River Yarns in Manayunk and this week I want to tell you about Yarnings in the heart of Skippack Village.

It’s funny, of all the yarn shops we’ve profiled here on Lattes & Llamas in the name of helping our fellow knitters and crocheters discover somewhere new and exciting, we’ve…

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Hidden River Yarns

HIdden River Yarns store

If you’ve never meandered down Main Street in Manayunk on a Saturday afternoon, you are sorely missing out. I’ve lived in the Philadelphia area for over seven years now and I just recently discovered it, don’t make my mistake. Go now. I mean, you should probably finishing reading this post first or else you’ll get distracted by So Crepe and walk by Hidden River Yarns without realizing it. Then, you’ll be super sad you missed out on all the beautiful yarn.

Personally, as a pregnant woman, I…

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Interview with T.S. Easton

After that fateful day when I remembered that there’s a place I can get books for FREE, I went to the library and stumbled upon a novel filled with deadpan humor, irreverence, and yarn-y goodness: Boys Don’t Knit by T. S. Easton. You can find my review of it here. What I didn’t tell you was that I read it in a day and somewhere around the advent of Act 2, I put down the book long enough to send an email to the book’s author to…

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Boys Don’t Knit (In Public)

Did you know libraries exist?

On Sunday, I drove halfway to Barnes & Noble, before I recalled the two hours my husband and I spent going over the new budget. (It was awful in case you’re wondering. Being a grownup is stupid.) I sighed and decided that fondling the new paperbacks would just make me sad, so I turned around and went home. But then a miracle happened as I drove away from the mall, I remembered there is a place that will let you borrow books FOR FREE.

FREEEEEEEEEEE

I’d like to tell you  I dusted off my library card…

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Oh So Alluring…

Change is lame. I avoid it a pretty much all costs. But every now and again the stars align in just the right way, and I am talked into trying out a new product. While I was out at the Maryland Wool and Fiber festival, one of my friends raved about Allure Fiber Wash. It’s made by the same people that make Bijou Basin yarn, so that’s a pretty big count in it’s favor as far as I’m concerned. But I already had a wool wash that I liked, and like I said, change is lame. What…

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Homespun Yarn Party

I’m going to be honest. We don’t get out of the house much. We frequently intend to go to all kinds of places. But either some impossible deadline comes up or I fall over and break something, and we just don’t wind up getting there. We actually have a full calendar of fiber festivals this year, but either weather or clumsiness has kept us from them so far.

Slipped on the ice and fractured my ankle :/ upside: I guess I have no choice bit to put my foot up an knit #WinterInPA

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Despite the odds, we made it though March unscathed and were able to attend the Homespun Yarn Party in Savage, Maryland. I had never been there before, and OMG it was so…

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